|High School:||Hutch Tech|
2008-09: Had a break-out season for the Bulls...started all 33 games and led the Bulls in scoring, averaging 14.3 points per game (eighth in the MAC)...ranked second on the team in assists (71) and third in rebounding (3.6)...became only the second player in school history to be named All-MAC First Team...twice named MAC East Division Player of the Week (1/26, 3/2)...scored 20+ points in eight games, including a three-game span, making him the first UB player since Calvin Cage in 2006 to score 20 or more points in three straight games...had 21 points in 22 minutes in the season-opener at Youngstown State (11/15)...had 26 points at Canisius (11/18)...had 16 points and seven rebounds against Niagara (11/25)...scored a career-best 28 points against second-ranked Connecticut (12/4)...had 15 points and a career-best six assists at Siena (12/23)...had 17 points and seven rebounds against Colorado State (12/30)...scored 20 points at Bowling Green (1/10)...had 18 points, including four three-pointers, against Kent State (1/21)...had 13 points and seven rebounds and Miami (OH) (1/24)...had 21 points, including four three-pointers, at Western Michigan (1/27)...had 13 points and five assists against Bowling Green (2/18)...had 21 points at Vermont (2/21)...had 20 points against Akron (2/26)...had 27 points and seven rebounds at Ohio (3/1)...scored eight points over the final three minutes, including the game-winning three-pointer with 27 seconds left, to help erase a 10-point deficit and give the Bulls their first ever win at the Convocation Center...scored 16 points at Kent State (3/5)...had 18 points against Ball State in the semifinal game of the MAC Tournament...had 17 points against Wichita State in the CBI.
2007-08: Appeared in all 30 games, making 18 starts...averaged 7.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest...led the team in assists ten times and scoring three times on the season....ranked 15th in the MAC in assists per game...ranked 12th in assists per game in conference games only (2.67)...scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds against South Florida (11/13)...registered a career-high six assists in an 81-60 victory over Evansville (12/1)...scored 13 points and had a career-best four steals in an 80-66 win over USC Upstate (12/22)...scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high eight rebounds at UNC Asheville (12/29)...scored 12 points and tied a career-high with six assists at Kent State (1/5)...had a career-best 23 points against Western Michigan (1/29)...scored 21 points at Central Michigan (2/2)...tied a career-high with six assists at Northern Illinois (2/5)...had eight points, four assists and three rebounds against Ball State (2/13)...scored a game-high 16 points in the Bulls’ first-round game of the MAC Tournament against Miami.
2006-07: Sat out the season per NCAA transfer rules.
College: Played one season at Rider University... played in 24 games and started 10... averaged 5.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game... ranked third on the team in assists.
High School: Played for head coach Fajri Ansari at Hutch Tech... averaged 25.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.0 steals and 5.0 assists as a senior...named first-team All-Western New York...scored a school-record 1,903 career points - 17th highest in Western New York history...as a junior earned All-City and All-Conference honors as well as second-team All-State honors.... set the school record for most points scored in a game (51).
Personal: Born November 2, 1987... parents are Rodney Pierce and Sonia Burgin... nickname is Burger... enjoys reading, listening to music and playing chess... favorite athlete is Tracy McGrady... favorite television show is The Wire... admires his mother and uncle because they are both strong-willed... lifetime goal is to be a millionaire... learned from the UB coaching staff to push yourself when you feel like giving up.