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OSU basketball: Yor Anei to transfer to SMU

STILLWATER — Former Oklahoma State center Yor Anei has a new home.

Anei has committed to transfer to SMU, he announced Wednesday on his social media pages.


A 6-foot-10 shot-blocking specialist, Anei was the first of two Cowboys players to depart the program following NCAA penalties that included a one-year postseason ban and loss of three scholarships over three seasons. 

Forward Hidde Roessink is reportedly transferring to Missouri-Kansas City.

Anei is a tough loss for the Cowboys’ defense, though.

He tied the school record for blocks in a single season as a freshman, matching Andrew Williams’ 85. 

As a sophomore, Anei was inconsistent, often dealing with foul issues or struggling offensively. But when he scored in double figures, the Cowboys were 13-0.

Anei finished his OSU tenure eighth all-time on the program’s career blocks list with 145. His 2.27 blocks per game ranks second all-time.

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Oklahoma State's Yor Anei (14) shoots a basket over Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle (21) during an NCAA men's Bedlam basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Oklahoma State won 83-66. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State's Yor Anei (14) shoots a basket over Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle (21) during an NCAA men's Bedlam basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020....

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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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