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Omaha Biliew & Milan Momcilovic named to HS Naismith Watch List

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics Communications:

AMES, Iowa – Omaha Biliew and Milan Momcilovic, both of which signed national letters of intent with Iowa State last week, have been named to the 2023 Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Trophy Boys Preseason Watch List.

Biliew, out of Waukee, and Momcilovic, out of Pewaukee, Wis., are a part of the highest-ranked recruiting class in Iowa State history. The class is rated No. 6 nationally by 247sports and Rivals, while ranking No. 7 by ESPN. It is the top-ranked class in the Big 12 by all three outlets.

A consensus five-star recruit, Biliew is the highest-ranked signee for Iowa State in the modern era. He is ranked in the top 15 in the country by all three national outlets, ranking as high as ninth on the ESPN Top 100. As a sophomore at Waukee HS, he led the Warriors to the Iowa 4A State Title, averaging 10.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. He played his junior year at Link Academy before returning to Waukee for his senior season. He played for MoKan Elite on the AAU circuit, helping the team its third title at the Peach Jam.

Momcilovic is a consensus four-star recruit, landing in the top 35 by all three national outlets. He is the third-best recruit in program history according to 247. During his junior year, Momcilovic led Pewaukee to its second-straight WIAA Division 2 State Title, scoring 19 points in the championship game. He averaged 18.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as a junior, helping the Pirates to a 27-3 record.

The five finalists will be announced in February and the 2023 Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Trophy Boys winner will be awarded in March 2023.

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