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OSU basketball: Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, Keylan Boone remain committed to program

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball roster is nearly complete.

Four-star small forward Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe remains committed to joining the program for the upcoming season, a source told The Oklahoman, despite a one-year postseason ban that threatened to uproot the roster.

And Keylan Boone, the other half of the Boone twins, is also returning to remain alongside his brother, Kalib. Keylan announced his return on his Instagram on Saturday.

Moncrieffe is considered the best recruit from Canada. A 6-foot-7 small forward, he was named BioSteel All-Canada Player of the Year two straight years. He played at Orangeville Prep, a basketball academy.

He’s also been training in Dallas with No. 1-ranked recruit Cade Cunningham, who has yet to announce his plan. Power forward Montreal Pena has also yet to announce his plan.

Boone was the team’s second-best 3-point shooter, making 34.3%. He also led the team in plus-minus per 40 minutes (plus-6.6). He played in 26 games, including starting at Baylor.

His return closes concerns about losing more players with experience.Only Yor Anei and Hidde Roessink elected to transfer. Ole Miss guard Bryce Williams filled one spot, announcing Friday that he was joining the program.

And coach Mike Boynton was able to retain the majority of the Cowboys’ elite recruiting class. That’s a big victory.

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Oklahoma State's Keylan Boone (20) celebrates after a basket during an NCAA men's Bedlam basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Oklahoma State won 83-66. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State's Keylan Boone (20) celebrates after a basket during an NCAA men's Bedlam basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Oklahoma State won 83-66....

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Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›

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