Cowboy basketball loses a starter and gains a transfer

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OSU forward Yor Anei looks on during the Oklahoma State vs. No. 24 Texas Tech men's basketball game on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

In what has been a turbulent couple of weeks for Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball program, more news has hit the program. 

Junior 6-foot-10 center Yor Anei will transfer from the program after an up-and-down sophomore season. Anei’s departure will be a hit to the Cowboys’ interior defense as he averaged just under two blocks per game. He averaged 8.1 points per game on 48.4% shooting and 4.7 rebounds. 

Anei will be immediately eligible no matter where he goes due to OSU facing a postseason ban in the 2020 season. 

With Anei’s raw talent, he could be a hot commodity on the transfer market.

However, moments after the Anei news hit social media Ole Miss transfer Bryce Williams verbally committed to the Cowboys. 

Williams is a 6-foot-2 guard who averaged 3.1 points per game on 40.3% shooting in his junior season. Williams adds more guard depth to a team full of guards. Williams saw action in 29 games for the Rebels off of the bench. 

Coach Mike Boynton said he will support all decisions the players make after the NCAA levied penalties on the program. He took to Twitter to say that he remains unshaken. 

“Don’t flinch,” Boynton said on Twitter. “Just work.”