Basketball

Biliew named NBA Top-100 Camp all-star

One of Iowa State’s top targets for the 2023 recruiting cycle stood out in a big way at one of the college basketball recruiting calendar’s biggest events last week.

Waukee forward Omaha Biliew was named as one of the 10 all-star selections last week at the NBA Top 100 Camp, signifying the five-star prospect was one of the event’s biggest standouts while competing against some of the nation’s best competition.

Biliew averaged 9.5 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 51 percent and averaging 35.5 minutes per game in six contests. Another Iowa State priority target, Milan Momcilovic, averaged 7.6 points and shot 36 percent from behind the 3-point line during the event.

The 6-foot-8, 210-pound Biliew is considered one of the top prospects in the country in the 2023 recruiting class, ranking as the No. 14 prospect nationally, No. 6 power forward and No. 1 player in Iowa by the 247Composite.

Iowa State is one of four finalists for Biliew, who played at Link Prep in Missouri last season, but will reportedly be returning to Waukee for his final season of high school basketball in 2022-23.

Momcilovic, a native of Pewaukee, Wis., has been nearly as eye-catching during the early parts of the grassroots slate this summer, and ranks as the No. 35 player in the class, No. 8 power forward and No. 1 player in Wisconsin.

Iowa State gained its first commitment of the 2023 recruiting cycle last week when Georgia guard Jelani Hamilton announced his pledge.

All three players are expected to play in the EYBL event in Kansas City this weekend. Cyclone Fanatic will be on the ground with full coverage of the event.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.