Mike Boynton alluded to outgoing portal movement following the conclusion of the Cowboys’ 2022-23 season, and though it took some time, it has started.
Oklahoma State guard Avery Anderson entered the transfer portal Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Anderson has spent the past four seasons with the Cowboys where he totaled 1,061 points, 344 rebounds, 239 assists and 156 steals.
“I want to first thank the man above for everything he has blessed me with today,” Anderson wrote in a Twitter post. “Nothing would be possible without him! To my Cowboy family, it’s been an incredible journey and honor playing in front of you guys. I want to thank Coach Boynton and the whole staff for an amazing 4 years it’s been a blessing! To my Teammates it’s been a joy to go to war with y’all and watch y’all fight and support y’all till the end. Sometimes in life you just need a change and with that being said, I will be entering the transfer portal for my last year!”
Anderson came to Stillwater as a four-star guard out of Justin, Texas, picking the Pokes over offers from Florida, LSU, Texas Tech, TCU and others. He played in 30 games as a freshman, making five starts where he averaged 4.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists a game.
Arguably his best season in Stillwater came as a sophomore alongside Cade Cunningham. That season Anderson averaged a career-high 12.2 points and four rebounds to go with two assists while shooting a career-best 48% from the field and 33% from 3.
He started in all 52 games he played in the past two seasons, averaging 12.1 points as a junior and 11.1 points this past season. Anderson dealt with a wrist injury for much of this past season which saw him sidelined for the final 14 games of the year.
Anderson has an extra year of eligibility because of the pandemic.
Boynton has been aggressive in the portal this offseason, reportedly making contact with more than 10 players. Boynton said last week there would be ‘a lot of fluidity’ within the roster this offseason, so Anderson’s exit isn’t expected to be the only Cowboy in the portal. OSU will, though, get John-Michael Wright back next season after an announcement earlier Tuesday.