Dayton Flyers pick up another 2017 recruit

The Dayton Flyers picked up their second verbal commitment from the class of 2017 on Sunday morning. Jordan Pierce, a 6-foot-11 forward from Scotch Plains, N.J., picked UD on the same weekend he visited.

Pierce is a senior at Union Catholic Regional High School, which is about 17 miles southwest of Newark.

Pierce’s decision comes eight days after the Flyers received their first commitment from a 2017 recruit. Jordan Davis, a 6-4 guard from Irmo, S.C., picked the Flyers on Aug. 28. He also made the decision on the same weekend he visited.

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The Flyers have three more scholarships open in 2017. They have one scholarship open this season, and they lose four seniors.

Pierce's high school coach, Jim Reagen, told Pierce is an extremely hard worker with great size. South Carolina, Seton Hall and Temple were among the other schools recruiting Pierce, according t.

“Terrific hands for a big man,” Reagen said. “Upside is huge. Dramatically better every year. Great family.”

According to, Pierce averaged 7.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game in 24 games as a junior.

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