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Biliew set to announce college decision tonight on ESPN

Link Academy’s Omaha Biliew (0) dunks during the second half of the GEICO Nationals semifinal between Prolific Prep (Calif.) and Link Academy (Mo.), Friday, April 1, 2022, at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.Link Academy defeated Prolific Prep 59-53.

Another of Iowa State’s priority targets is set to announce his college decision.

Five-star Waukee power forward Omaha Biliew will announce his choice tonight at halftime of the 6 p.m. game on ESPN. He’s announcing between finalists Iowa State, Oregon, Kansas and the NBA G-League.

Rated as the No. 12 prospect in the country by 247Composite, Biliew would be the highest-rated player to sign with Iowa State in the internet recruiting services era. The 6-foot-8, 210-pound prospect is considered the No. 5 power forward in the class and is the No. 1 player from Iowa.

Biliew is expected to return to Waukee High School for his senior season, which he helped win the Class 4A state title as a sophomore in 2021 alongside now Drake star Tucker Devries and Iowa guard Payton Sandfort. He spent his junior season playing for Link Academy, a prep school in Missouri.

Iowa State is considered the industry favorite to land Biliew’s commitment. He would be the first five-star prospect to sign with Iowa State in the internet recruiting services era, and could potentially be the program’s first McDonald’s All-American since Marcus Fizer in 1997.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

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.