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Pierre Pierce

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Westmont, IL

High School:
Westmont HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
06/07/1983

Hawk-Item - - - One of two Iowa players ever to collect over 200 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists in more than one season, having surpassed those totals in each of his two seasons . . . Led team with 114 assists in 2001-02, which ranks third best ever for an Iowa freshman.

Summer Tour - - Averaged a team-best 20.8 points and 4.8 rebounds as Iowa four of five games on summer tour in Australia . . . shot 50.7% from the field while leading the team in scoring in three of five games . . . was also second in the team with 19 assists.

2003-04 Honors - - Co-Most Valuable Player . . . third team all-Big Ten . . . named to the Gazette Hawkeye Challenge all-tournament team.

2003-04 - - One of three players to start all 29 games . . . led team in scoring (16.1), ranked second in assists (107) and field goal percentage (47.8%) and third in rebounds (5.7) and steals (27) . . . 16 points and six rebounds vs. Saint Louis in first round of the NIT . . . career-high 28 points, six rebounds, and six assists vs. Michigan in the quarter-finals of the Big Ten Tournament . . . 12 points, five assists and four rebounds in win at Purdue . . . 12 points, a career-best 10 rebounds and seven assists vs. Minnesota . . . 10 points, five rebounds and four assists vs. Illinois . . . 19 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals at Ohio State . . . 11 points, career-high eight assists and five rebounds vs. Michigan . . . 20 points, five rebounds and four assists vs. Wisconsin . . . 11 points, six rebounds and two assists at Indiana . . . 21 points, four rebounds and four assists at Michigan State . . . 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists vs. Penn State . . . 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists at Michigan . . . 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and a career-high three blocks vs. Ohio State . . . 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists at Iowa State . . . tied a career-high 26 points, four rebounds and two steals at Illinois . . . 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. Northwestern . . . 19 points (13-16 FTs) and two rebounds vs. Purdue . . . 20 points (8-11 FTs) and five rebounds at Missouri . . . 10 points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists vs. Eastern Illinois . . . 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks vs. Texas Tech . . . 15 points and five rebounds at Northern Iowa . . . 16 points, three rebounds and two assists vs. Northern Illinois . . . 17 points, eight rebounds, and four assists vs. E. Washington . . . 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists vs. UW-Green Bay . . . eight points, eight rebounds and five assists vs. Louisville . . . 17 points (5-5 FTs), nine rebounds, five assists a personal-best four steals and two blocks vs. Drake . . . 26 points (9-14 FGs, 6-8FTs), six assists, five rebounds and one block vs. UNC-Asheville.

2002-03 - - Redshirted.

2001-02 - - Played in all 35 games, with 32 starts . . . averaged 7.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game, while leading the team in assists (114) and ranking fourth in steals (30) . . . shot 41.9% from the field and 61.3% from the free throw line . . . 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists vs. Louisiana State . . . six points, three assists and two rebounds vs. Ohio State . . . 11 points and seven rebounds in win over Indiana . . . nine points and five assists in win over Purdue . . . five points, five assists and three rebounds in win over Michigan . . . five points and four assists at Indiana . . . five assists and five points in win over Penn State . . . nine points, six rebounds and four assists at Purdue . . . eight points and two rebounds in win over Michigan State. Hit two FTs with 22 seconds left to give Iowa two point lead . . . 13 points, three assists and two rebounds at Illinois . . . nine points, three rebounds and four assists vs. Indiana . . . seven rebounds, six assists and two steals vs. Northwestern . . . 10 points, three assists and two rebounds at Ohio State . . . 10 points, five assists and two rebounds in win over Mercer . . . 10 points on 3-3 FGs in win over Kansas State . . . 17 points (6-8 FGs), five rebounds, five assists and just two turnovers in win at Missouri . . . 12 points, four assists, three steals and three rebounds in win over Drake . . . six points and four rebounds at Iowa State . . . 11 points, five assists and two steals at Northern Iowa . . . 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in win over SMU . . . four points, eight rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in win over Alabama State . . . 10 points, six rebounds and four assists vs. Duke . . . seven points, three assists and two steals vs. Missouri . . . six points and three assists in win over Memphis . . . six points, four rebounds and five assists in win over LA Tech . . . five points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals vs. Boston University, with just one turnover . . . seven points, four assists and two steals vs. Globetrotters.

High school - - Placed second in balloting for Mr. Basketball honors in Illinois as a senior . . . played in Kentucky Derby Classic all-star game in Louisville, KY following senior season, where he totaled 13 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and no turnovers . . . played for Team Chicago all-star squad that recorded 104-93 win over Team New York following senior season, totaling 13 points, five rebounds and three steals . . . holds Westmont HS records for career points, rebounds, assists and steals . . . set Westmont HS single game record of 52 points in a game as a senior . . . named first team Class A all-state by Champaign News Gazette, Chicago Tribune, Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) and Associated Press . . . named all-area by Chicago Sun Times and Suburban Life Graphic . . . named MVP of Suburban Prairie Conference as a senior and was a four-time all-conference selection . . . was all-tournament at Lemont Christmas Classic for three seasons and tourney MVP as a junior . . . selected to Lisle Thanksgiving Classic all-tournament for three straight seasons . . . set state tournament records with 159 points and 18 steals in four games as a senior . . . career stats include 2,931 points and 855 rebounds, while leading team to a four-year record of 81-36 . . . career scoring total ranks seventh best in state history . . . career averaged included 25.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.6 steals per game . . . shot 47% from the field and 70.5% from the free throw line . . . averaged 36.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game as a senior, along with 5.2 assists and 3.3 steals per game . . . senior point total of 1,164 ranks second best in school history . . . shot 54.9% from the field, 35.4% from three-point range and 72.8% from the free throw line as a senior, leading team to a 28-5 overall record and fourth place finish in state tournament . . . averaged 29 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior, 18.3 points and 8.3 rebounds as a sophomore and 18.1 points and 5.5 rebounds as a freshman . . . nominated for Mr. Basketball as a junior while earning all-state honors from the News Gazette, Chicago Tribune, IBCA and Associated Press . . . was third team all-state by IBCA and special mention by the New Gazette as a sophomore . . . earned all-area honors as a freshman.

Personal - - Born 6/7/83 . . . open major . . . parents are Lucille and Maurice Pierce . . . high school coach was Craig Etheridge.

Career Bests

Points: 28, vs. Michigan, 3/12/04
Rebounds: 10, vs. Minnesota, 2/28/04
FGM: 10, three times, last vs. Michigan, 3/12/04
FGA: 18, twice, last vs. Michigan, 3/12/04
FTM: 13, vs. Purdue, 1/7/04
FTA: 16, vs. Purdue, 1/7/04
Assists: 8 vs. Michigan, 2/14/04
Steals: 3 vs. Drake, 12/12/01
Blocks: 3, vs. Ohio State, 1/24/04
Minutes: 47, at Indiana, 2/7/04

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