Transfer Player Could Be Great Fit at West Virginia

The Oklahoma State basketball program was recently hit with infractions from the NCAA, which led to three years of probation and banned the Cowboys from postseason play for the upcoming season.

These penalties have led to Oklahoma State players entering the transfer portal so that they have an opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament next season.  One such player is Yor Anei, a 6’10 junior.

Anei announced his decision to transfer on Twitter, saying, “I would like to thank all of you for supporting me over the past two years.  I had a phenomenal experience playing in front of diehard fans in Stillwater.  You all have embraced me with open arms.  I am forever grateful to the coaching staff for giving me a chance to pursue my dreams.  Although OSU has been my home for the past two years, I would like to announce that I have chosen to enter the transfer portal for my junior year.  I will forever be a poke.”

Anei averaged 8.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game for the Cowboys last season and was already 8th all-time in block shots at Oklahoma State through only two seasons.

West Virginia is already deep and talented in the front court with Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver, Gabe Osabuohien, Emmitt Matthews, Jr., as well as incoming freshmen Isaiah Cottrell and Taj Thweatt.  However, Anei would give the Mountaineers even more depth and a proven shot-blocker and defender.

While Anei has not given any indication as to what he’s looking for from his new destination or where might end up, West Virginia would give him an opportunity to play for a legendary head coach, a chance at quality playing time, and a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.