OSU basketball: Keylan Boone stands out as Cowboys show young depth
STILLWATER — Ten minutes into Oklahoma State’s season, 11 different players saw the floor. This isn’t last season, that was evident.
Armed with a deeper bench and young talent, OSU coach Mike Boynton used it during Wednesday’s 80-75 win over Oral Roberts to open the season.
And it became clear that Tulsa Memorial product Keylan Boone was ready.
Boone played just 10:09 off the bench, but scored 11 points and grabbed three rebounds. He also had a steal. He hit 3 of 5 3-pointers.
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“He’s got a really, really high skill package,” Boynton said.
Avery Anderson III also shined in nearly 12 minutes with five points, two steals, a block and an assist.
Boynton said he strategically showed off the Cowboys’ depth early.
“These type games, I like to get everybody in in the first half,” Boynton said. “I think just my former-player self, if you don’t play in the first half, it’s really hard to stay engaged. Then you’re needed in the second half or some situation comes up, you may not be where you need to be mentally.”