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.
2015-16 Was one of the league’s most-improved players as a senior, upping his scoring average from 8.7 as a junior to 12.2 his senior season … Was named MSU’s Guy Thompson Award winner for 2015-16 season … Started 28 of 31 appearances and ranked 13th in The Valley in scoring, 4th in rebounding (6.5), 3rd in FG percentage (.504), 6th in offensive rebounds (1.9) and 5th in defensive rebounds (4.6) … Led club in rebounds (203) and was second in scoring (378) … Had four 20-point games in 2015-16 and 17 double-figure scoring games with four double-doubles …. Led team in rebounding 13 times … Averaged 6.4 rebounds per game in league play (5th) ... Finished two-year career with 647 points, 371 rebounds and 40 blocks in 62 games with 58 starts … Career scoring total ranked 80th in school history … In his final career game, he finished with career highs in FG (12) and FGA (21) with a 26-point, 10-rebound effort against Evansville (3/4/16) in the MVC Tournament quarterfinals ... Blocked 3 shots against Drake in MVC Tourney first round (3/3/16) ... Logged 3rd double-double of the season with 12 points, 11 rebounds at SIU (2/27/16) ... Had game-high 17 points and made 7-of-7 at the line in senior night win over Drake (2/24/16) ... Notched 12 points and 7 boards in loss to Loyola (2/21/16) with a dunk ... Tallied career highs in points (30), rebounds (12), free throw attempts (12) and minutes (38) in overtime win over Indiana State (2/13/16) at JQH Arena ... Was in double figures for second straight game with 10-points at Evansville (2/6/16) ... Produced 18 points with team highs 8 rebounds and 4 assists in win over Bradley (2/2/16) ... Picked up 8 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in OT win over Illinois State (1/30/16) ... Missed the Indiana State game (1/27/16) while resting ankle sprain ... Saw just 10 minutes and did not score vs. SIU (1/24/16) while nursing a sore ankle ... Posted 10 points with a dunk in win at Bradley (1/16/16) ... Went 8-for-11 at the line with 10 points vs. Wichita (1/13/16) ... Posted 12 points and game-high 9 boards in road win at Loyola (1/9/16) ... Logged career-high 4 assists in home win over UNI (1/6/16) ... Had game-high 8 boards to go with 12 points at Illinois State (12/30/15) ... Tallied team-high 9 rebounds vs. SEMO (12/22/15) ... Scored 8 points at Valparaiso (12/19/15) ... Posted career high for second time in three games with 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting with 7 boards in win over Oral Roberts (12/16/15) ... Notched 24 points and 10 rebounds in home win over IUPUI (12/10/15) on 9-of-15 shooting ... Provided the muscle in MSU’s 64-63 win at Oklahoma State (12/5/15), going 8-for-13 from the field for 17 points and 9 rebounds ... Matched career high with 10 rebounds vs. Utah State (12/1/15) ... Led club with 16 points and 8 rebounds in home opener against William Woods (11/27/15) on 6-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 at the … Went 5-for-7 from the field with 2 assists off the bench vs. Mississippi State (11/22/15) in Puerto Rico ... Came off the bench to score team-high 17 points with 5 boards vs. Minnesota (11/20/15) in Puerto Rico on ESPNU ... Started 32nd straight game in Puerto Rico opener against No. 22 Butler (11/19/15) ... Named to Preseason Missouri All-State third team by ValueAddedBasketball.com and named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-MVC third team.
2014-15 Named Coors Player of the Year by MSU Media representatives ... Tied for 7th in the MVC in total rebounding (5.4), while ranking 3rd in FG Pct. (.571), 8th in blocks (0.8), 6th in offensive rebounds (2.0) ... Also ranked 2nd in the Valley in conference-game FG percentage (.602) ... Was MSU’s top rebounder (168) while shooting a team-best .571 from the field with club-high 15 dunks ... Started final 30 games of the season as a junior and averaged 9.5 points per game in league games ... Led Bears in rebounding 13 times and scored in double-figures 12 games ... Matched season-high with 32 minutes to go with 11 points and 8 rebounds in MVC Tournament loss to SIU (3/5/15) in season finale ... Went 4-for-8 from the field with 7 boards in 32-minute assignment at Loyola (2/28/15) ... Registerd first career double-double with 12 points and season-best 10 boards at Drake (2/22/15) on 5-of-7 from the field with a dunk ... Scored 14 points and had 6 boards -- both team highs -- vs. No. 13 UNI (2/15/15) ... Posted season-high 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting with 7 rebounds at Evansville (2/10/15) ... Went 3-for-4 from the field with 3 rebounds at No. 16 Wichita State (2/7/15) on ESPN2 ... Notched third double-figure scoring game in four outings with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting with game-high 7 boards against Loyola (2/4/1) ... Went 4-for-7 from the field for 9 points with a block in win over SIU (1/31/15) ... Scored team-high 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting at Illinois State (1/28/15) ... Scored 14 points on 5-for-8 shooting with a dunk at Bradley (1/24/15) ... Posted 6 points and 4 boards against No. 14 Wichita State (1/21/15) ... Scored 9 points with 5 rebounds and 2 blocks at UNI (1/18/15) ... Posted 8 points with a 6-for-8 effort at the line against Illinois State (1/11/15) at JQH Arena ... Posted game-high 8 boards and 12 points in home win over Drake (1/3/15), making 5-of-7 shots ... Notched 8 points and team-high 8 rebounds in road win at Southern Illinois (12/31/14) with 3-of-3 from the field ... Tallied 4 rebounds and 6 points on 3-of-5 shooting in win over Oral Roberts (12/22/14) with a key late-game dunk ... Pulled down team-high 7 rebounds while scoring 11 points in 28-minutes against Eastern Michigan (12/20/14) ... Opened the game with a dunk and snagged team-high 7 rebounds at Tulsa (12/17/14) ... Tallied game-high 9 rebounds with 2 blocks in win at SEMO (12/13/14) ... Averaged 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in Great Alaska Shootout ... Scored team-high 19 points before fouling out of OT loss to Washington State (11/29/14) on 7-of-9 shooting with a dunk and 4 rebounds ... Notched 14 points in win over Alaska-Anchorage (11/28/14) on 5-of-7 shooting with 9 boards ... Narrowly missed a double-double in win over Avila (11/19/14) with 10 points and 9 rebounds to go with a 5-for-6 shooting day and 6 offensive boards ... Secured game-high 9 rebounds in 26-minute reserve appearance against Eastern Illinois (11/14/14) to go with 4 points.
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 ... Graduated in May 2016 with a degree in Psychology and minor in Sociology ... Chose Missouri State over UTSA, Portland State and Utah Valley.