#42 Nate Pierre

Class: JR
Height: 6-8
Weight: 225
Position: C
Hometown/ High School: Folsom, La./Covington

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Pre-Loyola:

Played center for head coach Mike Smith at Covington High School… Averaged 10.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game in 2012-13… Led the Fighting Lions to a 17-13 record during his senior season… Named to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Academic All-State Class 5A team… Earned second team All-District honors.

Loyola:

2014-15 Season:
Averaged 6.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks... Shot 51.3% from the field and 70.3% at the foul line...  Scored 10.3 points per game on 56% shooting over his final eight games... Scored a career-high 18 points on February 12 versus Blue Mountain... Swatted 46 shots on the season, which is the seventh highest single season total in Loyola men's basketball history... Ranked third in the SSAC in both total blocks and blocks per game... Ranked 19th in the NAIA in blocks per game and 21st in total blocks... Recorded at least one blocked shot in 20 of the 27 games he played in... Recorded multiple blocked shots in 13 games... Blocked a career-high six shots versus William Carey on January 29... Now has 62 career blocks, which is tied for fifth all-time in Loyola history... Named to the SSAC All-Academic Team. 

2013-14 Season:
Named to the SSAC All-Freshman team… Played in 16 games and made three starts during his freshman year… Led the team in blocks per game as he averaged 1.0… Scored a career high nine points in Loyola’s conference opner against Faulkner… Tallied five rebounds, one steal, and four blocks including one that prevented a game winning layup as time expired against Blue Mountain on January 17… Recorded a career best seven rebounds in addition to one steal and three blocks as Loyola defeated #19 Xavier on November 19.

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Personal:

Business major… Born on October 26, 1994… Son of Marty and Sherry Pierre… Intends on becoming a financial advisor after graduating from Loyola… Favorite food is pizza and least favorite food is soup… Favorite movie is Inception and favorite TV show is Guy Code… The most influential person in his life is his grandpa… LeBron James is his favorite athlete… Enjoys playing golf… First car was a Ford F-150… Favorite childhood cartoon is Blue’s Clues… Favorite restaurant is Olive Garden.

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