May 9, 2014

Men's basketball adds high school guard for 2014-15

Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern basketball coach Jeff Boschee has announced the addition of Terence Pierce to his 2014-15 recruiting class. 

Pierce, a 6-3, 180 pound guard is a native of Gravette, Ark., where he played for coach Dustin Peters at Gravette High School. A three-year starter on varsity for the Lions, Pierce was a two-time All-State and three time All-Conference selection in the state of Arkansas. He was also a member of the 2012 State Tournament Team, while three times being named to the KURM Dream Team and being selected a 2014 Arkansas All-Star. 

He averaged 22.3 points per game for his career and this past season as a senior, Pierce averaged 26 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. He scored over 40 points in a game four times in his career and finished his career as an 89 percent free-throw shooter. He holds the school record for most three-pointers in a quarter (6) which is also an Arkansas state record. He also holds the school and state record for three's in a half (9), while holding his school record for most three's in a game, points in a career (1,975), three pointers (240) and most consecutive free-throws (25). 

Also a decorated track and field athlete, Pierce was a high jumper for the Lions, setting the school record in the event at 6-03. 

The son of Jim and Dawn Pierce, Terence plans to major in business at Southern.