Pierce, a 7-foot center from Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, N.J., was one of three players recruited by Archie Miller and his staff to stay with the Flyers after the hiring of Grant. Guard Jordan Davis and forward Matej Svoboda are the others.
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Most, if not all, of the 2017 class is expected to be on campus by June 26, when classes in the second summer session begin. Grant has said that will be an important time for the team as he starts installing his system and familiarizing the players with his terminology.