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OSU basketball: Yor Anei to transfer following NCAA penalties

STILLWATER — The first domino from Oklahoma State’s NCAA penalties has fallen.

Cowboys center Yor Anei intends to transfer before the upcoming school year, a source confirmed to The Oklahoman. CBS Sports first reported Anei’s transfer.

The NCAA dealt OSU a one-year postseason ban and the loss of three scholarships over three seasons along with other penalties on June 5. The Cowboys announced their intention to appeal the ruling.

But it’s opened the door for players to leave, including Cade Cunningham, the nation’s top recruit. 

As of right now, a source said Anei is the lone player who has decided to leave. 

A 6-foot-10 shot-blocking specialist, Anei tied the school record for blocks in a single season as a freshman, matching Andre Williams’ total of 85. 

As a sophomore, he had an up-and-down season, often struggling with fouls or struggling offensively. He did score in double figures 13 times, all victories for the Cowboys.

Anei, a Lee Summit West (Missouri) High product, ends his Cowboys career eighth on the program’s all-time career blocks list with 145. His average of 2.27 blocks per game ranks second in program history.

He was also the first recruit Mike Boynton landed during his tenure as head coach.

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Oklahoma State's Yor Anei (14) goes past Georgetown's Omer Yurtseven (44) during a college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Georgetown Hoyas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Georgetown won 84-71. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State's Yor Anei (14) goes past Georgetown's Omer Yurtseven (44) during a college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Georgetown Hoyas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Georgetown won 84-71. [Bryan Terry/The...

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Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›

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