Morgantown, West Virginia – Avery Anderson is one of the most experienced, talented players available players in the transfer portal and could be a perfect fit for the Mountaineers if Caleb Grill doesn’t work out.
Anderson, a 6’3 guard who averaged 11.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game this past season for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, recently visited TCU, but intends to make several more visits before make his final decision.
In an interview with 247 Sports’ Brandon Jenkins, Anderson said the following about potentially visiting West Virginia: “It’s funny that they have called because they feel I have always played well against them. They say that their gym is a home gym for me. It is a good opportunity because I would be playing for a Hall of Fame coach. They have an NBA staff and I would get better over there.”
Two seasons ago, in both team’s season finale, Anderson went off at the Coliseum, scoring a career-high 31 points on 11-14 from the field, 1-2 from three point range and 8-10 from the foul line.
Anderson, a graduate transfer, has one year of eligibility remaining and although he has had numerous teams reaching out for his services, none are likely a better fit for him than West Virginia. The Mountaineers desperately need a score-first wing and he fits that mold perfectly.
Anderson claims his decision will come down to the best fit for him as a basketball player. “I am trying to find the best basketball situation for me,” Anderson said. “I want to play for a coach who really understands me. I want to show all my ability for a team that fits my playing style.”