Student-athlete profile – Marlon Pierce, Cal State San Bernardino basketball

MARLON PIERCE
Cal State San Bernardino
Basketball

The lowdown: The 6-foot-2 senior point guard is averaging 10
points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals in helping
the Coyotes to a 7-1 start and No. 6 national ranking. Season-high
thus far has been 22 points against Monterey Bay. Also has a high of
eight rebounds against Western Washington. Role as a junior was more
of a ball distributor but he still averaged 6.5 points, 2.7 rebounds,
2.8 assists and 1.9 steals depite sharing playing time at the
point. Came to the Coyotes from Cuyamaca Community College
in the San Diego area.
Age: 21
Hometown: San Diego
High school: Helix High School, 2004
Major: Commnications
Favorite athlete: Michael Jordan
Role model: My dad (Larry Pierce)
Most memorable sports moment: Winning the 2007 West Regional
championship game last year and winning a CIF championship game my
senior year of high school.
Most embarrassing moment: Disclocating my shoulder my sophomore year
of high school in the last practice of the season.
Last good book you read: The Bible
Favorite movie: American Gangster
Cant miss TV show: The Wire
Celebrity you most want to meet: Actress Lauren London
Favorite food: Macaroni and cheese, Mexican food (from San Diego taco
shops).
Whats in your CD player/iPod: Jay Z-American Gangster
Other hobbies: Poker, bowling and all other sports
Favorite vacation spot: Las Vegas
Best advice anyone has given you: Youve got a lot of stuff ahead of
you, dont let the past get in the way of it (my dad).
Pre-game ritual or superstition: Pray before every game and at
halftime.
What do you want to be doing in five years: Working in sports
broadcasting.

- Compiled by Michelle Gardner

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