Oklahoma State men’s basketball has scored a pair of local commitments for the 2019 recruiting class in Tulsa twin brothers Keylan and Kalib Boone.
The Boone brothers will officially announce their status as Mike Boynton’s first two 2019 commitments in a news conference tomorrow at Veterans Arena in Tulsa. They had originally indicated that they would announce their decision in the summer, but committed to the Cowboys ahead of time.
Committed 🔶🔶‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/BfPieyIhdq
— Kalib Boone (@kalibboone32) April 16, 2018
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— Keylan Boone (@BooneKeylan) April 16, 2018
The 6-foot-9 Kalib and the 6-foot-7 Keylan are set to become the first two power conference signees out of Tulsa’s Memorial High School since 1994. The twins helped Memorial win its second straight state championship this past season.
Kalib averaged 17.1 points and 12.8 rebounds and set a single-season program record in blocks per game with 4.1, while Keylan, who projects more as a perimeter player, averaged 15.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and hit 42 percent of his 3-pointers.
The Cowboys offered the Boones in January, and they committed to Oklahoma State over offers from Tulsa, Oral Roberts and Tennessee-Martin, with their hometown Golden Hurricane posing the biggest competition for the twins’ signatures. However, Memorial High School coach Bobby Allison told the Tulsa World’s Bill Haisten that the twins have started to receive interest from other power conference schools, including conference rival Oklahoma.
The Boones are Oklahoma State’s second recruiting victory of the week, as 6-foot-10 big man Kentrevious Jones announced his commitment to the Cowboys Sunday afternoon.