Iowa State Basketball: Cyclones quietly putting together top 2023 class

Having landed the highest-rated recruit in program history, Iowa State Basketball is quietly putting together a top-ranked 2023 class.

If you were to take a look at the current 2023 recruiting team rankings, you will quickly notice programs such as Duke and Kentucky once again sitting atop the list. However, one program that could also quickly catch your eye is Iowa State Basketball, along with a 2023 Cyclones class that is not too far behind the Blue Devils and Wildcats.

The current top 2023 class of any Big 12 team, Iowa State is quietly putting together one of the greatest single recruiting classes in program history. A big reason for this? Well, not only does the Cyclones 2023 class contain the only five-star to ever commit to Iowa State, but also another name that ranks among the five highest-rated commits in program history.

When looking at the Cyclones 2023 class, the obvious headline name is that of Omaha Biliew, a five-star prospect out of in-state Waukee Senior High School. The No. 1 player in the state of Iowa, Biliew is the highest-rated recruit to ever commit to Iowa State and is likely to be a focal point for the Cyclones both offensively and defensively in 2023-24.

In addition to Biliew, the other big name in the Cyclones 2023 class is highly-rated four-star Milan Momcilovic, a power forward who also ranks among Iowa State’s top five all-time commits. A talented forward at 6-foot-8, Momcilovic will likely play a significant role for the Cyclones in 2023-24 as well, combining with Biliew to compose a frontcourt duo that will likely be among the Big 12’s best next season.

As for the third current commit in Iowa State Basketball’s 2023 class, four-star Jelani Hamilton certainly doesn’t lack for talent either at 6-foot-6. A four-star guard, Hamilton was the first member of the Cyclones 2023 class to commit to Iowa State and should make an impact from day one as a freshman as well.

While it is obviously to be determined if Iowa State’s 2023 class remains top five in the country, the Cyclones are likely set for one of the top classes in the Big 12 regardless. Could they potentially add to this already talented group in the coming months?