(7-27-22) Iowa State has just landed one of the top high school basketball players in Iowa and the US, 6’8 Omaha Biliew. After helping Waukee to a Iowa state title as a Sophomore, he transferred to Link Academy (Branson, Missouri) last season as a Junior. This year he has enrolled back at Waukee for his Senior season.

In the current world of high school basketball anything is possible. Biliew is a perfect example of that, transfers to a basketball school and then deciding to transfer back to his home school. HS basketball players are now getting a double-dose of recruiting…by basketball schools around the country and colleges.

In posting his final four choices after high school, one of those choices were playing in the NBA’s G-League ,pro basketball. The new norm now during the recruiting process…almost anything goes.

The AAU way of doing business has impacted high school athletics. Associations, despite numerous transfer rules, have decided that it is easier to join in and give a lot of freedom to their membership in allowing transfers with not much oversight.

While the NCAA blessed the start of the transfer portal, state associations are also seeing ‘transfer portals’ develop and high school players moving from school to school at a record pace. Don’t look for it to change anytime soon.

Is easy transfers good for high school basketball? Time will tell…

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Coach Norman Dale comments on Buddy’s transfer from Hickory to Terhune