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A brotherly bond: The Boone brothers love playing together

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OSU forwards Keylan Boone (20) and Kalib Boone (right) talk during the Oklahoma State vs. TCU men's basketball game on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

Brothers fight, brothers bond and brothers know each other better than anyone else. Kalib and Keylan Boone are sophomore teammates at Oklahoma State and they embrace every second of court time that they get together.

“Me and Keylan have been playing together for years,” Kalib Boone said. “It’s not something we’re tired of, it’s something we love to do. It’s always a great feeling to play with him. Even playing with him for one second is a great feeling.”

Since they have been playing together for their entire lives, the Boones have built excellent on-court chemistry.

Although they didn’t get to play much their freshman years, Keylan Boone said that they understood their roles and just want to help the team.

“Every game our chemistry keeps going through the roof,” Keylan Boone said. “When we play, it feels so normal. We understood we were going to come in and just be pieces our first year, so we were like let’s go and let’s be sparks. We both go in and just find little things.”

Coach Mike Boynton said that he first talked with the Boone twins during their junior year of high school, and he has believed in them ever since.

“I believed in their development and growth,” Boynton said. “I believed in their ability to be in-state players who cared about our university and wanted to have an impact at home and play in front of their family and friends. They have embraced the challenges that have faced them from a strength and conditioning standpoint and understanding how to play at the Big 12 level.”