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Forward Maurice Calloo Announces Commitment to Oklahoma State



Forward prospect Maurice Calloo, one of the final targets for Oklahoma State in the 2018 recruiting class, told Pistols Firing on Thursday that he has shut down his recruitment and committed to Oklahoma State.

Calloo made the decision just less than one day into his official visit to OSU, which is set to conclude on Friday. He spoke with PFB exclusively where he explained his decision in greater detail.

“Oklahoma State is, simply, the best fit for me,” said Calloo. “Just from a coaching standpoint, I like what Coach Boynton has been doing with the program. He’s doing big things. To me, there’s nothing more important and valuable to me to play for a coach that I like.”

Calloo picked the Cowboys over a number of different suitors, including Illinois and SMU, among others, and he said that the allure of playing in the Big 12 and the opportunity to develop into an NBA talent under Boynton was too enticing to pass up.

But before he turns pro, Calloo has set out big goals for himself and the program he’s now pledged to join.

“I feel like we can win a national championship,” said Calloo. “Me committing to OSU is me visualizing us winning a national championship.”

Calloo is a 6-foot-8, 210-pound prospect originally from Canada. He spent last season at Huntington Prep, where he garnered interest and offers from all across the country. Eventually, Boynton’s relationship with him led to a late visit that, by all accounts, went according to plan.

“Mo is a versatile player who can play basically anywhere on the court,” Boynton said of his new addition in a press release. “He has a great shot for a player his size, but he also has good ball handling ability and can drive and make plays in the paint. He is a really good finisher and an aggressive rebounder. He will add to our versatility and length.”

Oklahoma State rolled out the red carpet for Calloo during his official visit, and wasted no time impressing him. Despite being a first-time visitor, Calloo says the amenities and facilities at OSU were second to none, and the atmosphere was as pleasant as the Eskimo Joes he consumed on Thursday.

“This is my first time at OSU, and the things I saw, I mean, words can’t describe how beautiful it was,” said Calloo. “It’s a wonderful campus, wonderful people, everybody is just great. It’s just family. I feel like that’s what I need to grow as a person and grow as a basketball player. I have the support system in place here to make an impact right away.”

Calloo joins a talented 2018 recruiting class that includes four-year prospects Yor Anei, Kentrevious Jones and Duncan Demuth, as well as graduate transfer Mike Cunningham.

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