Missouri State men's basketball players Marcus Marshall, Christian Kirk and Camyn Boone speak to the media following the Bears' season-opening 64-53 victory at JQH Arena on Friday, Nov. 14, over the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
Bears All-Access interviews junior newcomers to the men's basketball program Camyn Boone and Loomis Gerring to find out more about the duo
A solid power forward noted for his ability to score and rebound, the junior could make an immediate impact in his first season in the MSU program at a key position.
Mesa Community College Led Mesa (Ariz.) Community College in 2013-14 with 16.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game while converting 62.4 percent of his shots and 70 percent of his free throws ... He started all 31 games and helped lead coach Sam Ballard's Thunderbirds to a 26-5 overall record and a trip to the NJCAA Region I championship game ... Team was 20-2 in conference play ... Earned team's outstanding player honor after claiming Arizona Community College Athletic Conference all-region and all-conference honors ... Also named co-MVP of the NJCAA Region 1 playoffs ... Posted 33 points against William Penn (11/13/13) and 14 rebounds twice ... Earned ACCAC player of the week laurels once.
Grand Canyon University Played his freshman season for coach Russ Pennell at upstart Grand Canyon University where he was part of a 23-8 campaign and NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in 2012-13 ... Played in 27 games and finished second on the squad in blocked shots (13) while contributing 1.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 7.3 minutes per appearance.
High School A native of Seattle, he attended Mountain View High School in Mesa, Ariz., where he led coach Gary Ernst's Toros to a 21-8 season and state quarterfinal appearance as a senior ... Earned Mesa All-City Player of the Year laurels after averaging 19.8 points and 8.3 rebounds in 2011-12 ... Also named to Mesa Tribune first team, All-Arizona Division I second team by Arizona Republic, ESPNHS Gatorade State Player of the Year runner-up, Ranked by ArizonaVarsity.com as the No. 6 prep player in the state his senior campaign ... Team was 27-3 and Arizona 5A champions his junior year (2010-11) ... Earned state championship game MVP honors ... Converted 72.3 percent of his field goals for the season ... Earned Arizona Tribune second-team all-state honors as well as AIA all-region, and Arizona Central all-state honorable mention honors as a junior ... Made Arizona top sophomores to watch list in 2010 after earning honorable-mention all-state ... Finished his career with a school-record 67.0 percent field goal percentage ... Named top center at the Adidas Phenom Top 150 camp in 2008.
Personal Camyn Scott Boone was born 5/3/94 in Edmonds, Wash. ... Son of Shireen Boone of Mesa ... Majoring in Accounting ... Chose Missouri State over UTSA, Portland State and Utah Valley.