Tulsa Stars Kalib and Keylan Boone Commit to Oklahoma State for 2019

Written by Kyle Porter

According to the Tulsa World, Oklahoma State basketball is getting a boon from a pair of Boones in 2019. Kalib and Keylan Boone, twin studs for Tulsa Memorial have committed to play for the Pokes starting in fall 2019. They are currently juniors and cannot sign until later on this year, but they insist this is their final decision.

“My last summer (of high school) is stress-free,” Kalib told the World. “This summer is for me to get better, and then have an unbelievable (senior) season with Tulsa Memorial.”

Kalib and Keylan combined to average 33 points and nearly 22 rebounds a game last season for Tulsa Memorial, and their decision to commit to play together was never really in doubt, as they chatted with yet another Boone (Kyle, who works at PFB) last week.

“It’s really important,” Kalib says of the opportunity to play alongside Keylan at the next level. “He has to be on the perimeter, and I have to be in the paint. There’s games where he’s like, ‘I can’t do anything on the perimeter, I gotta let big bro cook.’  Then there’s other games where I’m like, ‘I can’t do anything in the post, so I gotta let little bro cook.’ It’s just like that.”

“He’s my other half,” Kalib explained. “Without him, I don’t know if I would be the type of person I am. He brings out that dog in me on the court, and I bring out that dog in him in the classroom. We help each other in both ways.”

Their high school coach, Bobby Allison, said Mike Boynton was a huge reason for their decision to hoop in Stillwater.

“(Boynton) is an underdog story,” Allison said. “I think (the Boones) see their story as being an underdog story. Even though they have been blessed with size, they can relate to how (Boynton) has done it from the ground up.”

The Boones are not super highly-recruited as it stands right now, but as our Boone noted here, their profiles should blow up this summer on the AAU circuit. That’s why an early commitment from them is so consequential.

This is Boynton’s second score in as many days. On Sunday he landed 2018 big man Kentrevious Jones and now the twins. Hopefully that’s just the beginning of what could be a long string of terrific commits in the Boynton era.

👀 indeed.