Report: Wagner Picks Up Pittsburgh SG

Wagner head coach Mike Deane, who is entering his seventh season with the Staten Island program, has picked up his first recruit for 2010-2011.

Update: November 10, 2009

Thursday's Pittsburgh newspapers reported that Evan Pierce, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Mt. Lebanon High School in the Pittsburgh, Pa. suburbs, committed to Wagner College.

Pierce, who recently moved to the Steel City from Indianapolis, averaged 17.4 points per game as a junior while leading the Blue Devils to the state Class AAAA semifinals. He chose Wagner over Iona and Air Force.

Pierce, a Pennsylvania Class AAAA second team selection, was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's south Fabulous Five, and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Terrific Ten.

This summer, Pierce has been playing with the Basketball Stars of America, led by Daryn Freedman, a former assistant coach to Ron Everhart at Duquesne and Northeastern. The sharpshooter's 34 points led BSA to this summer's 17-and under AAU Classic bracket title at the AAU National Championship. (Note: This is a correction to our previously published report, thanks to the article by the Post-Gazette's Mike White:Clarifying an AAU "championship.")

    Note: Pittsburgh newspaper reports (below) include photos of Pierce.

Wagner, which was 16-14 overall and 8-11 in the Northeast Conference in 2008-09, will have a young team that includes five freshmen, two red-shirt freshmen, and seven returnees, including the number five scorer and one starter (#6).

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