Art Pierce
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Art Pierce

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tyler, Texas

High School:
Tyler Grace H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 233

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
07/17/1984

Experience:
JR-2L


About Pierce
Skilled big man who could see an increase in playing time as a junior ... Has been named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll in each of the last two seasons ... Is one of just five Horned Frogs who possesses Division I college starting experience.

TCU Career
2004-05 Season

• Played in 30 of TCU's 35 games, averaging 5.4 minutes per outing.
• Averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.
• Reached the 100-point plateau for his career with a free throw against Cincinnati and needs just one rebound to reach the same total.
• Led the team in rebounds once, dragging down five against Maryland-Eastern Shore.
• Scored a career-high nine points in just four minutes against No. 17 Louisville, going 3-for-3 from the field and 3-for-5 from the free throw line.
• Was one short of a career-high rebounding total when he dragged down six vs. Shawnee State.
• Matched career bests by recording two blocked shots in the season opener against Texas-Arlington and netting two steals in the Shawnee State tilt.
• Scored in six consecutive games in December, posting 3.7 points per game over that time.
• Saw double figures in minutes five times on the year, including a season-high 15 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
• Went 3-for-7 from 3-point range after going just 4-for-21 from that distance as a freshman.
• Did not see action for the first time in his career when the Frogs played Marquette on Feb. 9.

2003-04 Season
• Gained valuable experience as a true freshman, seeing game action in all 29 contests while making one start.
• Averaged 2.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per game on the year.
• Was a solid post defender who ended the year with double-figure totals in both steals (15) and blocked shots (11).
• Led the team in charges taken with six.
• Earned his first career start on Feb. 21 at East Carolina and played a season-high 22 minutes.
• Matched his career high with two blocked shots against the Pirates.
• Had eight points, three rebounds and two steals in eight minutes of play in his TCU debut against Texas-Arlington on Nov. 22.
• Made the play of the game against UT-Arlington by making a steal at half court and dribbling down the floor for a thunderous slam.
• Saw nine minutes of action against No. 1 Kansas and hit his first career 3-pointer.
• Contributed six points and three rebounds in 17 minutes against No. 10 Cincinnati.
• Played 20 minutes at Texas Tech on Dec. 10 and grabbed a career-high seven boards.
• Scored three points and had one rebound against No. 10 Louisville on Feb. 17.
• Set a personal best with three assists against Grambling State on Dec. 29.
• Grabbed a team-high six boards and added five points against Vanderbilt on Jan. 3.
• Was named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll in 2004.
• Added more than 30 pounds to his frame from the preseason until the end of the 2003-04 campaign to go from 199 to 233.

High School Career
• Tabbed as a first team all-stater as a senior for Tyler Grace Community High School.
• Was a first team all-East Texas selection as well.
• Posted 19.0 points, 12.3 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.5 blocks per game his final season.
• Named academic all-state as well as second team all-state as a junior.
• Averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks a game as junior, earning district MVP honors.
• Was rated the state's 18th-best senior according to TexasHoops.com.
• Led team to state championship game during his junior year.
• Gave the Cougars the TAPPS 4A championship title by hitting a buzzer beater to earn a 42-40 victory in the finals.


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