While Mike Boynton still has a couple of scholarships available for the 2020 class, he’s still working hard on the future as well. He handed out scholarship offers to four 2021 recruits this past week, including two in-state prospects and two from Texas.
Arthur Kaluma: 6’8” Power Forward/ Irving, Texas
Last summer Kaluma was still an underrated prospect with not much interest. He participated in Pangos All-South last fall and won Most Outstanding Underclassman. His performance in his sophomore season landed him a spot on the Houston Hoops 17U team for this EYBL season as his recruitment began to take off.
Kaluma was one of three 2021 players on this season’s Houston Hoops roster. Kaluma is good at finishing around the rim and his range extends out to the three-point line. He averaged 8 points per game on 50% shooting for Houston Hoops. On the defensive end, Kaluma is an excellent rim protector (1.5 blocks per game with Houston Hoops) and should only getting better with time. He currently holds four offers from SMU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, as well as Oklahoma State. Here are some highlights from his performance at Pangos last October.
Sophomore Art Kaluma did a little bit of everything at Pangos. He’s improved a lot pic.twitter.com/rY0tWO1M6i— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 19, 2018
Langston Love: 6’4” Shooting Guard/ Cibolo, Texas
Langston Love was another one of the three class of 2021 players on the Houston Hoops roster this season. However, Love played a much larger role for Houston Hoops after Hoops star LJ Cryer (Baylor) went down with an ankle injury. The standout from Cibolo Steele High School led Houston Hoops in scoring this season with 21.2 points per game on 53.8 percent shooting. As a result, Love’s recruitment has picked up in the last week.
On June 15th alone, Love picked up offers from Oklahoma State, Texas, Stanford, UCLA and Texas Tech. TCU offered on June 16th. Love earned Underclassman of the Session honors at Nike’s EYBL third session in Dallas, Texas. I was on hand to watch Love play and he showed the ability to score at all three levels and defend multiple positions while also being the primary facilitator in the offense.
Langston Love from Cibolo Steele tees up a three ball and we’re underway! Houston Hoops leads 9-5 early. pic.twitter.com/eauQAimIrQ— Houston Inside High School Sports (@IHSS_Houston) May 25, 2019
Bijan Cortes: 6’1” Point Guard/ Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Cortes is still a relative unknown. He’s been offered by Oklahoma and Tulsa and holds an Oklahoma State offer as well, but OU and OSU are the only power five schools recruiting him. Boynton offered Cortes after the point guard had an impressive spring with Team Griffin on the AAU circuit.
After a great talk with Coach Boynton I am blessed to receive a offer from Oklahoma State University ! pic.twitter.com/YwbenbxgHV— bijan cortes (@whynotbijan) June 16, 2019
Matt Stone: 6’4” Small Forward/ Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Stone is the 4th ranked player in the state of Oklahoma for the class of 2021. Stone and Cortes played a crucial role in helping Kingfished take the 4A state championship last season. According to an article from Prep Hoops, Stone’s dream school is North Carolina. At this point in his recruitment, however, Oklahoma State is a more realistic option.
Stone picked up an offer from Oklahoma State after an impressive showing at OSU’s team camp this week. Cortes and Stone each have plenty of time to develop and make a name for themselves.