Oklahoma State Transfer, Yor Anei commits to SMU.
Last week, following Isiaha Mike leaving for the NBA I tweeted “I don’t have any inside info, but Yor Anei to SMU would make a lot of sense.” First off, follow me on there if you’re not already (@sean02mtm). Second, I love this move for Tim Jankovich’s squad, while they lose Isiaha Mike who is a better player than Anei, although the two are different in just about every way. Anei is a shot-blocking Force that can excel at being a rim-runner, although he’s not able to create shots offensively. The thing now is that the Mustangs don’t have to start Ethan Chargois. I don’t think Chargois is a bad player just not a starter for a tournament team in my eyes. Here is the projected rotation for the Mustangs going into next season.
PG: Kendric Davis
SG: Emmanuel Bandoumel
SF: Tyson Jolly
PF: Ferron Hunt
C: Yor Anei (Oklahoma State)
Bench: Darius McNeil (California), Ethan Chargois, Isiah Jasey, Darius McBride, Charles Smith IV.
This is as good of a get as the Mustangs could’ve gotten, Anei is a great defender with size. He isn’t a shooter, but he can get some put backs and easy buckets at the rim, he’ll be a huge defensive force this season.
Davis is one of the best passer in College Basketball and is a very quick 5’11” guard who shot 44% from the field, while he’s not a great shooter at 31% that can be improved upon. Hunt is 6’8” and 195 pounds, he’s a very good athlete, although not much of a shooter but a solid scorer overall, and a good defender. Jolly is an elite level scorer who can have 20 points in a game and I wouldn’t be near surprised, he averaged 14 points per game this season while shooting 45% from the field and 38% from three, he rebounds well and is just a very talented player overall.
McNeil and Bandoumel could be the X-Factor’s for this team. The questions are; Bandoumel be a reliable scorer? Can McNeil be more efficient? If those 2 things can happen the Mustangs will be a force this season.
SMU is my #2 team in the American going into next season, only behind Memphis.