Montverde Academy has been known as one of the dominant high school basketball programs over the last several seasons. Featuring alumni such as Cade Cunningham, Ben Simmons, and D’Angelo Russell, it’s no secret that this program attracts star talent and develops it very well.
Another elite recruit has decided to take his talents down to Montverde (FL) to further develop his athletic career. That player is class of 2023 forward Omaha Biliew, as Jacob Polacheck of zagsblog.com broke the news Friday which can be found here.
Biliew, who’s from Waukee (IA), is considered the sixth-best player in the class of 2023, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, who also has the talented recruit ranked as the second-best power forward.
Why Montverde? His trainer Tyler Sass had this to say to Polacheck on why he chose Montverde.
“We put a lot of thought into this. He wants to be the best so we choose to put him in a spot where he has to do that everyday. He’s around other guys of his caliber there which forces everyone to play at a high level.”
One of those other high-caliber players is Kentucky commit Skyy Clark, who’s also joining the program this season, transferring in from Ensworth High School in Nashville.
Not only does this give Clark another great option to get the ball to at the forward spot, but adding Biliew in next to Dariq Whitehead (8th-ranked player in class of 2022) has Montverde once again among the top pre-college programs in America.
Aside from the playing side of things though, Kentucky fans should get excited about the potential it holds for the future in the recruitment of Biliew. John Calipari and his staff will be watching a lot of games this season due to Skyy, but it will also give them ample opportunity to scout Biliew’s game.
Contact has been made between the two parties, but it’s unclear how serious the interest is between both sides. He currently holds eight offers from Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, Georgia, Nebraska, and Western Kentucky.
If things go well and he continues to develop at the rate he has been, Biliew could end up being one of the first players in his class to receive an offer.
Check out some of his highlights below!