Kalib Boone, a 6-9 post for Mike Boynton’s Oklahoma State squad, announced that he intends to return to Stillwater in 2022.
Kalib’s brother, Keylan, hit the transfer portal yesterday, leaving both of their status in question going forward. Now, Kalib has confirmed he will play for Boynton again next season, regardless of where his twin brother ends up on the other side of the portal.
In his three-year career at Oklahoma State, Kalib has averaged 6.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. Keylan, who plays the wing, averaged 6.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 2021 while seeing around 18 minutes per contest.
The Boone brothers played high school ball at Memorial High School (Tulsa), where they went 77-8 and won three state championships together. To this point in their lives, they have never played for different teams or spent more than 24 hours apart.
Both brothers have two years of eligibility remaining, meaning that they will likely play their final two years of college basketball away from each other, unless Keylan decides to stick around and play with his brother. Unfortunately, it didn’t sound like that was an option in his goodbye message on Instagram.
“As hard as this is, my time at Oklahoma State has come to an end,” Boone writes. “To the fans here, I truly love you guys the most. You have stood by us through all the highs and lows.
“I want to thank all the coaches here that have helped me grow as a basketball player and even more as a person. Lastly, I want to thank my family for always being behind me and my decisions.”