Posted On: 01/18/18 1:49 AM
Tulsa Memorial has an impressive pair of 2019 standouts in Kalib and Keylan Boone. Both brothers are ranked in the top 3 of the Oklahoma 2019 Class and were offered by Oklahoma State yesterday giving them their first high major NCAA Division I offer. They also hold offers from Tulsa and Oral Roberts. So what has the Boone bothers rising?
Let’s start with Kalib Boone 6’8 Post with extreme athleticism. Coaches love the height, wingspan, and frame of Boone. The body of Boone is just the start. He runs the floor well in transition. The athleticism of Boone with his height makes him a dangerous Post player on both ends of the floor. Playing with Oklahoma Run PWP this past helped his game immensely. Boone came into the high school season with an aggressive mindset wanting to strive to dominate the paint every game. He has finished better around the rim featuring highlight slam dunks and using the rim to block the defender on layups. Defensively, Boone is the best shot blocker in the state of Oklahoma. Throw him in the conversation for the top rebounder as well. Oklahoma State was the first High Major Division I program to offer him, but will certainly not be the last.
— Kalib Boone (@kalibboone32) January 18, 2018
Keylan Boone brings a different dynamic at 6’6 on the Wing. He is shorter than his brother with a better handle of the basketball and jumper allowing him to be a true Wing. At 6’6 Boone has the size of a High Major Wing with long arms, which would lead some to believe he is not done growing yet. He has always had great potential, but this year at Tulsa Memorial has seemed to start turning that potential into production. Boone can fill it up from outside when he gets hot. The biggest thing for Keylan to take his game to the next level is learning how to be consistent across his overall game. He has a high ceiling and just like his brother, this is just the beginning to his recruitment.
Prep Hoops caught up with Keylan who was excited to get the offer from Oklahoma State and had glowing things to say about the coaching staff.
“This offer means a lot to me,” said Keylan Boone. “It is my first High Major Division I scholarship and my first BIG12 offer. It is also from a school in Oklahoma. It shows me how valuable and well cared for I am. My relationship with the coaches has been very good. I communicate with the coaches every other week and we talk about the game of basketball and life.”
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