Iowa State lands 2023 5-star forward Omaha Biliew
Omaha Biliew, a five-star forward in the class of 2023, will play college basketball at Iowa State, he told ESPN's Jeff Borzello on Tuesday.
Ranked as the No. 9 prospect in ESPN's recruiting database, Biliew is the highest-ranked player to join the Cyclones in the modern recruiting era, Borzello adds.
The 6-foot-8 forward chose Iowa State over Kansas, Oregon, and the G League Ignite program.
Biliew is from Waukee, Iowa, less than an hour outside Iowa State's campus in Ames.
"Playing for the state that raised me for the majority of my lifetime is priceless to me. I feel like it was destined for me to be at (Iowa State) and cement my legacy here," Biliew told ESPN's Paul Biancardi, according to Borzello.
With Tuesday's commitment, joined by four-star prospects Milan Momcilovic and Jelani Hamilton, the Cyclones' 2023 recruiting class ranks third nationally, behind only Duke and Kentucky, according to 247 Sports.