Dayton’s Jordan Pierce shoots at practice in September at the Cronin Center. David Jablonski/Staff
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

Former Dayton center finds new home in Ohio Valley Conference

Jordan Pierce played in two games in his one season with the Flyers

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Pierce, a 7-foot center who committed to Dayton in 2016 before Archie Miller’s last season and appeared in two games in Anthony Grant’s first season, will play at the University of Tennessee-Martin, the school announced Sunday.

Pierce left Dayton after his freshman season, transferring Odessa College in Texas. He averaged 4.5 points and 3.9 rebounds and blocked 22 shots last season. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Tennessee-Martin finished 12-13 last season.

Pierce is one of four players who left Dayton in the winter of 2017 or spring of 2018 who are still playing college basketball.

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• Wayne grad Xeyrius Williams sat out last season at Akron and will debut this season for the Zips as a fifth-year senior.

• John Crosby, who like Williams played three seasons for the Flyers, will be a fifth-year senior at Delaware State. He also sat out last season as a transfer.

• Sam Miller, the fourth member of a recruiting class that included Williams, Crosby and Ryan Mikesell, played last season for the College of Charleston and has one season remaining.

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