Dyshawn Pierre: 2016 Draft Prospect

Height: 6-8
Weight: 223
Position: SG
College: Dayton
Age: 22

2015-2016 Season Stats

PPG: 12.6
RPG: 8.5
APG: 2.3
BLK: 0.2
STL: 0.6

Player Bio
Courtesy of Dayton Athletics

AS A SENIOR (2015-16): Missed first semester due to a University suspension. Returned to the team Dec. 20. Co-White-Allen Most Valuable Player. "Shorty" Sharpenter Top Rebounder recipient. Alex Schoen Memorial Free Throw winner as UD's top free throw shooter. Second Team Atlantic 10 for second consecutive season. Averaged 12.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.27 assists per game. Finished career with 1,423 points (23rd All-time at UD). Seventh all-time in UD history with 270 career offensive rebounds. Tenth all-time in career 3-pt accuracy at UD (.384). Played in 126 career games (11th all-time at UD). His 838 career rebounds is 12th all-time at UD. NABC Second Team All-District 4 selection for second straight year. Season-high 26 points vs. George Washington. Tied his single-game career rebounding mark with 14 boards against Richmond. Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team after averaging 16.0 points and 9.5 rebounds. Selected to play in 2016 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

AS A JUNIOR (2014-15): All-Atlantic 10 Second Team, Second Team NABC All-District Team, and Team Co-MVP with Jordan Sibert. Member of the 1,000 point club after three seasons at UD. Averaged 12.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game. Recorded eight double-doubles on the season to lead the team in that category. Led the team in scoring with 13.0 points per game in three NCAA tournament games. Invited to try-out for Canada's National Team that was scheduled to play in the 2015 Pan American Games. One of four co-captains for the 2015-16 season.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Started all 37 games for the Flyers'. Totaled 415 points (11.2 ppg) and 204 rebounds (5.5 rpg) while playing in 994 minutes (26.9 mpg). Ranked second on the team in rebounds per game, minutes played, and three-point percentage (40.9%, 27-of-66). Ranked third on the club in points scored. Shot 49.5% from the field (148-of-299) and was second on the team with five double-doubles during the season. Topped the double-figures mark in scoring 21 times. NCAA South All-Region. 2014 NCAA Tournament- scored 50 points (12.5 ppg) to lead the Flyers to the Elite Eight for the first time in 30 year.

AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13): Started in 28 of the team’s 31 games while averaging 8.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Shot an outstanding .536 (96-of-179) from the field and .462 (24-of-52) from beyond the three-point line. .536 field goal percentage is the fourth best by a Flyer freshman in school history and is the only one in the top six who was not a power forward or center..462 three-point percentage is the best mark ever by a freshman at UD. Played a total of 845 minutes (27.3 mpg), scored 273 points, grabbed 104 rebounds and dished out 63 assists. Mark of 157 rebounds in a single season is the ninth best in school history for a freshman (teammate Jalen Robinson is eighth with 159 rebounds). Thomas M. Luppe Award, which is presented to the first-year player on the team who best demonstrates the courage, desire and integrity of former Flyer freshman Tom Luppe. In first collegiate start shot a perfect 8-of-8 from the field, including 5-of-5 from beyond the arc and 2-of-2 from the foul line, for a career-high 23 points. Sixth NCAA basketball player (and the first freshman, and the first Canadian) since 1996-97 to make at least eight FG, five 3-pt FG and two free throws without missing a single shot.

AT ANDERSON Collegiate Vocational Institute HIGH SCHOOL: Played on back-to-back high school provincial championship teams. Represented Canada at the U19 and U17 World Championships. Led Anderson Collegiate Vocational Institute to its second straight Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Class AAA championship. Averaged 17.3 points a game in the tournament, coming through with triple-doubles to start and end the tournament. Had 29 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in the first round, and a 15-point, 18-rebound, 11-assist performance in the finals. Named the championship MVP. Team Canada’s leading scorer at U19 World Championships in Latvia. At age 17 during the event, he was one of the youngest players in the tournament. 17.7 points per game led Canada and was the 10th-highest average in the competition. Averaged 8.1 rebounds and shot 63.9% from the field. In 2010, Pierre averaged 10.6 points and 8.2 rebounds at the U17 World Championships. School’s all-time leading scorer (3,566 points) and rebounder (1,793). ESPN ranks Pierre as the No. 3 recruit from Canada and the No. 35 ranked small forward in the country.

PERSONAL: Full name: Dyshawn Pierre. Nickname: D.P.. Son of: Fabian and Rosalie Pierre. Birthday: November 17, 1993. Major: Sport Management. Siblings: Jermel (26). High School Coach: Dean Hutchcroft. AAU Team: Whitby Wildcats/Cia Bounce. Career Goal: Make it to the NCAA Tournament and play professional basketball. Why I Chose UD: It’s a great school for academics and basketball and it feels like home.

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