NCAA Basketball Recruiting: 10 takeaways from 2023 early signing period
Although it doesn’t mean as much these days, the early signing period for the 2023 NCAA Basketball recruiting classes finished on Sunday, with many prospects electing to confirm their respective commitments to teams after previously announcing their intentions.
While many things can and will change in the coming months before these players even get onto campus, we can still take a current look at the teams that have done well so far. Using 247sportsComposite as the guide and resource for this article, here are 10 takeaways/storylines from the early signing period.
1. Iowa State’s historic class
One of the more high-profile commitments in the 2023 class was Omaha Biliew, a five-star forward prospect out of the state of Iowa. His recruitment didn’t get as much traction at first, as the rumors were that he’d be going to the NBA G League. But head coach T.J. Otzelberger remained involved and was awarded with his commitment, the highest-ever in program history.
The top-15 Billiew is part of a four-man class, ranked in the top 10 overall currently. 6’8 forward Milan Momcilovic is ranked in the top 40 overall and will help replace the veteran frontcourt on the roster, while four-star shooting guard Jelani Hamilton will be a nice backcourt option in the future.
The Big 12 is one of the top two conferences in NCAA Basketball and you’ll need quality recruiting classes and transfers to keep up. Iowa State is doing its part to do that with this crop of newcomers.