Omaha Biliew, a 5-star recruit, commits to Iowa State men’s basketball

Five-star power forward Omaha Biliew announced his commitment to Iowa State men’s basketball on Tuesday evening. He announced his decision on ESPN.

A five-star prospect, Biliew is the highest-rated recruit in the Internet rankings era to commit to the Cyclones and the first five-star — on 247Sports — to choose Iowa State. Previous top prospects for the Cyclones include Craig Brackins, Talen Horton-Tucker, Lindell Wigginton and Tyrese Hunter.

The 6-8, 210-pound prospect is the No. 1 player in Missouri, No. 5 power forward in the nation and No. 12 player in the country for the 2023 class, according to 247Sports Composite.

In addition to Iowa State, Biliew held offers from Arkansas; Georgia; Illinois; Iowa; Kansas; Michigan; Nebraska; Oklahoma State; Tennessee; Texas Tech and Western Kentucky. Biliew narrowed down his choices to the Cyclones, Kansas and Oregon, as well as playing professionally with the G League Ignite.

Omaha Biliew became the highest-ranked Iowa State commit of the Internet rankings era.

Biliew grew up in Iowa but played the past season at Link Year Prep in Branson, Missouri. Link Academy went 34-2 this season, according to MaxPreps.

Previously:‘I feel like myself’: Why 5-star phenom Omaha Biliew transferred to Waukee

Prior to spending his junior season with a college prep program, Biliew played for Dowling Catholic (2019-20) and Waukee (2020-21). He was part of the Warriors’ 2021 Class 4A state championship squad, averaging 10.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game as a sophomore.

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