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High (After)Noon Highlights(1/31): Avery Anderson finds new home in Stillwater after tragedy

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Avery Anderson finds a new home after Hurricane Katrina:

Nathan Ruiz wrote a fantastic story about how Avery Anderson lost his home to Hurricane Katrina when he young and how he overcame it. In addition, the home that Anderson found in the basketball program at Oklahoma State.

Avery Anderson III wanted to go home.

Thirteen years before becoming an Oklahoma State basketball signee, Anderson was a toddler whose family left their house in New Orleans’ 9th Ward beneath water in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

”Him as a kid, all he knew was that he wanted to go home,” said Avery Anderson Jr., his father. “And then you have no home to go to.

“There was nothing to go back to, nothing to salvage.”

As one of four members of coach Mike Boynton’s top-20 2019 recruiting class, Anderson has found home once more. The family atmosphere Boynton has created quickly made the Andersons feel welcome. The same has been true of each of their handful of visits to Gallagher-Iba Arena.

“The most exciting thing about when I’ll be playing in here is just the fans,” Anderson told The Oklahoman while in Stillwater for Saturday’s victory over South Carolina. “It’s just a big family here, and I just want to be a part of it.” {The Oklahoman}

Baseball teases new throwback lids:

Cowboy Baseball tweeted out what looks like a sneak peak of some new throwback hats. I would buy one of these in a heartbeat. They look awesome.

Yor Anei talks confidence boost:

In case you weren’t excited enough about Yor Anei, he talked to OSU communications about how his confidence has been built up this season.

Matt Wolff talks about how the Oklahoma State golf program prepared him for the PGA:

Before he plays in the Phoenix Open this week, Matt Wolff had some really good stuff to say about Oklahoma State’s golf program.