Oklahoma State announced the official signing of big man Yor Anei out of Shawnee Mission South High School on Wednesday, the first day of college basketball’s early signing period.
The 6-foot-11 center committed to Oklahoma State shortly after an official visit to Stillwater for homecoming, where he said the facilities and the impression left on him by Mike Boynton exceeded his expectations.
“The visit — I would say it definitely surpassed my expectations,” Anei told Pistols Firing.
“The campus was way better than I expected. I thought the facilities were real nice. I like how the football stadium is connected to the basketball building. That was real nice.”
Anei is the first recruit to ink with OSU and Mike Boynton as the Pokes wait for Florida big man Duncan Demuth. the latest OSU hoops commitment, to submit his NLI. Boynton talked about the impact Anei could have as a player for OSU on Wednesday, talking him up as a game-changer on the defensive side of the floor.
“Yor has the ability to change the dynamic of the way we play on the defensive end,” Boynton said. “He’s a unique shot blocker, in that he can challenge shots all over the floor and that he plays with an unbelievable motor. The best thing that Yor does is that he competes. He’s a guy that plays with a sense of pride and a drive to win – it doesn’t matter whether he’s playing against his brother or a rival team. We welcome his winning drive and winning mentality, and we really look forward to him joining our program.”
Anei picked OSU over other offers from the University of Denver, UAB and Central Arkansas, as well as interest from Iowa, Creighton, Kansas State and Marquette.
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