Tulsa Memorial junior Kalib Boone has been turning heads recently with his strong play during the Fall. Hit the jump as Kalib breaks down his game and takes us inside his recruitment.
The 6’8 forward generated a ton of buzz this past weekend at the Elite 14 in Wichita Falls as a fluid athlete with a rapidly developing skillset that allows him to play multiple spots on both ends of the floor.
“My biggest strength is my defense in the paint. I’m long enough and move fast enough to make it hard to score in the paint.”
Kalib got his feet weet on the Under Armour circuit last Summer with Run PWP, where he gained mental and physical toughness.
“I felt good. I was nervous at first but I got use to it. It’s a tough circuit and my body really did get tried, but at the end I kept fighting and made it through better than what I came in.”
While Boone was under the radar prior to the Spring, he’s picked up offers from Tulsa, Oral Roberts, Arkansas-Fort Smith and UTM since April.
In addition to the aforementioned offers, Kalib is picking up a ton of interest from numerous programs regional programs..
“I’m getting interest from Oklahoma, Wichita State, Oklahoma State and Arkansas State.”
With a decision a long way off, Boone is looking to tighten up his perimeter skills and help his Memorial squad get to the promise land.
“I’m looking to improve my ballhandling and shooting. I want to stay undefeated and win conference and get to States and win States.”
Kalib will certainly be one to track over the next year. At a legit 6’7-6’8 with great length and outstanding athletic ability, he has the look of a high-major prospect from a physical standpoint. With good shot mechanics, a reliable midrange jumper to compliment his face-up ability and explosiveness around the rim on both ends, Boone has tremendous upside.
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