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Avery Anderson III To Undergo Wrist Surgery, Out Indefinitely

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Oklahoma State guard Avery Anderson III will undergo wrist surgery and will be out indefinitely, per Cowboys head coach Mike Boynton Jr.

Boynton’s announcement was reported by the Oklahoman’s Jacob Unruh.


There is no timetable for Anderson’s return.

Anderson has been a starting guard for the Cowboys the past three seasons. In 22 games this season Anderson is averaging 11.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals per game for a Cowboys team that has won five of their last six games. With that surge, the Cowboys have moved back into the Bracketology and NCAA Tournament conversation.

The Cowboys (14-8) will host the Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-11) on Wednesday night.

Without Anderson, the Cowboys will have to find those points from somewhere else. Anderson did not play in the Cowboys’ last game on Saturday, a 79-73 win over TCU.

In that game, the Cowboys got 25 points from Kalib Boone, 19 points from Caleb Asberry and 17 points from Jon-Michael Wright.


Boone is the team’s leading scorer with 12.1 points per game. Anderson was the team’s second-leading scorer, while Bryce Thompson is averaging 10.8 points per game.

The Cowboys have a couple of different options to move into the starting lineup. The Cowboys could turn to Chris Harris, who has started at times for OSU this season. The Cowboys could also return Cisse to the starting lineup.

Before his injury in early January, Cisse and Boone would sometimes start together. Since his return, Cisse has come off the bench behind Boone.  

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