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Transferred from Virginia Tech and will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2016-17 campaign to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements.
AS A SOPHOMORE AT VIRGINIA TECH (2015-16)
- Saw action in 20 games off the bench
- Averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per appearance
- Tallied season-high six points on two occasions, vs. Northwestern in the B1G/ACC Challenge (Dec. 1) and against Wake Forest (Jan.13)
AS A FRESHMAN AT VIRGINIA TECH (2014-15)
- Played in 31 games, making seven starts
- Averaged 3.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game
- Tallied double-digits twice, including a career-high 13 points against Miami (March 7) … Added seven rebounds vs. the Hurricanes
- Made his first career start at No. 6 Louisville, scoring six points and grabbing four rebounds (Jan. 13)
- Put up 10 points and grabbed five rebounds at No. 17 West Virginia (Dec. 30)
Won a letter in each of his two years at The Kiski School, where he helped lead Kiski to two state championship runner-up finishes … Ranked as a three-star center … Invited to NBAPA Top 100 Camp … Played one year of AUU ball for Team Adidas PA ... Was selected to play basketball with World Vision Sports in China for 3 weeks in March 2014 ... Was a McDonald's All-American nominee.
Born Satchel Paige Pierce on Nov. 16, 1994 in Barberton, Ohio … Son of Eddie and Tina Pierce … Has an older brother, Eddie … Plans to study business.