Anei commits to Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State received its second class of 2018 commitment Thursday in the form of versatile forward Yor Anei. A 6-foot-9, long and tough forward with high upside, Anei is a solid under-the-radar addition for first year head coach Mike Boynton.
“I love the coaching staff and it just feels like a family,” Anei said. “They showed lots of love and when I visited there, it felt like home. Coach (Mike) Boynton is going to put together something special there and I believe he and his staff can help me get to the next level.”
Visiting Stillwater three weeks ago for his official visit, Anei heard overtures from a number of other Big 12, SEC and Missouri Valley programs before coming to a final decision. Capable of making shots to the perimeter, rebounding in traffic and blocking shots as a back line defender, he will have to develop his ball skills and become a more explosive athlete. Anei has the chance to steadily earn bigger minutes at OK State.
A lefty that will be relied upon for his shot making skills out to 20-feet, Anei also exhibits a set of good hands around the basket as a low-post scorer and drop-off finisher. Replacing multiple-year starters Jeffrey Carroll and Mitchell Solomon following this season is crucial for the immediate and long-term success of the Cowboys. The commitment of Anei should offset the pending departures.
Anei joins 6-foot-8 power forward Duncan DeMuth as OSU’s second 2018 commit. Together, the duo brings versatility to both sides of the floor, the ability to make shots, and also toughness and rebounding.