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Kayden Fish Is Fourth Commitment to Iowa State Basketball

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Kayden Fish became the fourth player to commit to Iowa State men’s basketball and its Class of 2023, as he announced his decision on social media on Monday.

Fish’s commitment gives the Cyclones the No. 4 class in the country according to This is head coach T.J. Otzelberger’s first full recruiting cycle since taking over the program last March for Steve Prohm. Otzelberger managed to hang onto last year’s top recruit, Tyrese Hunter, but he transferred to Texas after one season.

Fish, a 6-foot-6 forward, is a three-star recruit out of Kansas City, Mo., who plays for Staley High School. Fish’s commitment is non-binding. The earliest he can sign with the Cyclones is in the early-signing period in November.


Fish is the No. 208 recruit nationally according to He is a Top 10 recruit in the state of Missouri.

The only other Power 5 school Fish was considering was Boston College.

His commitment comes on the heels of the commitment of five-star power forward Omaha Biliew out of Waukee, Iowa. The 6-foot-8, 210-pounder, is set for his senior year at Waukee High School and is one of the most sought-after basketball recruits in the Midwest.

The five-star player is ranked as the No. 12 player in the 2023 class, the No. 5 power forward in the class and the No. 1 player in the state of Iowa. Per the composite Billew is the highest-rated recruit Iowa State has ever landed.

ISU already holds commitments from four-star power forward Milan Momcilovic and four-star shooting guard Jelani Hamilton.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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