Omaha Biliew is a McDonald's All-American

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Bronny James is the 28th ranked kid in his class per ESPN and people are complaining about him making the McDonalds AA team yet Addy Brown is ranked 31st in her class, not a peep from anyone about whether or not she’s deserving of being a McDonalds AA (she is deserving, just like Bronny James is deserving).
 

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Bronny James is the 28th ranked kid in his class per ESPN and people are complaining about him making the McDonalds AA team yet Addy Brown is ranked 31st in her class, not a peep from anyone about whether or not she’s deserving of being a McDonalds AA (she is deserving, just like Bronny James is deserving).
He's good. Probably borderline whether he should have been a McDonald's AA or not, but it's certainly not egregious. A lot of people question if his ranking is too high to begin with because of his name. They've got extended highlights of Bronny James' teams (Sierra Canyon) playing Jelani Hamilton's team (Wheeler) on Youtube. Bronny James is a stud for sure. Jelani is probably the 3rd best player on his team, they're loaded. One reason he may be ready to contribute right away. He's playing about the highest level of competition you can find in high school basketball.
 

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He's good. Probably borderline whether he should have been a McDonald's AA or not, but it's certainly not egregious. A lot of people question if his ranking is too high to begin with because of his name. They've got extended highlights of Bronny James' teams (Sierra Canyon) playing Jelani Hamilton's team (Wheeler) on Youtube. Bronny James is a stud for sure. Jelani is probably the 3rd best player on his team, they're loaded. One reason he may be ready to contribute right away. He's playing about the highest level of competition you can find in high school basketball.
Agree with this. I’ll add McD’s is still a business and wants to draw eyes to the game. People may not like it but having Bronnie playing in it will bring in more viewers than if he’s not there. Higher ratings help ESPN and McD sell thus any close prospect “tie” was going to Bron.

Actually for that reason having more common fans watching a good thing for Biliew’s pro prospects and ISU’s brand/Future recruiting opportunities. We should be happy James made the team.
 

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Agree with this. I’ll add McD’s is still a business and wants to draw eyes to the game. People may not like it but having Bronnie playing in it will bring in more viewers than if he’s not there. Higher ratings help ESPN and McD sell thus any close prospect “tie” was going to Bron.

Actually for that reason having more common fans watching a good thing for Biliew’s pro prospects and ISU’s brand/Future recruiting opportunities. We should be happy James made the team.
Bingo. Much like why the Iowa Wolves try and get Iowa/ISU/UNI/Drake guys on their rosters when possible.

I personally don’t think Bronny’s ranked too high. If he was in the top 10 or #1 like Arch Manning, then yes, I would agree with him being overrated. But he’s improved dramatically over his HS career and is an incredible athlete. Arch is absolutely not the #1 kid in his class and is only #1 due to his last name
 

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Cmon you know yours was worse!
Put biliew on the bench his freshman season til he learns to play defense. He has only had success against high school competition. TJ must be policy consistent!

So I'm assuming from your post history that your comment is in comparison to Eli King? Honest question, but was Eli known for his defense in high school? Omaha Biliew is a 5* recruit known for his defense, and he's widely thought to be a 1 and done type of player.
 
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