Pierre, a late commit, officially signed with UMass on June 5th 2017. The Randolph native starred for Boston College High School and led them to the MIAA Division 1 South Sectional Semi Final in his senior season. After averaging 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks per game, he was named to the All-State Dream Team by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald and was awarded Catholic Conference Player of the Year. The 1000 point scorer also ran with local AAU program Metro Boston. Originally, Pierre was planning to spend a postgraduate year at The Westminster School in Connecticut to develop his game more for the next level, but the offer from the Minuteman was too much to resist.
High School Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/v/27gmE7
Pierre was one of the most dominant players in the MIAA last season, but it may take some time to get used to the physicality of the Atlantic 10. In fact, Pierre is one of the only players in the MIAA Class of 2017 to commit to a Division 1 program. Originally, he did not appear to be on the radar of many D1 teams but caught the eye of the Minuteman as well as Lafayette after his fantastic senior campaign. Still, look for 2017-2018 to be a transition year for Pierre while he builds muscle to his wiry frame and gets used to the speed of the competition.
Role/Attributes: Pull up/Turnaround Mid range, Spot Up 3 pointer, Aggressive driver
Quote: Head Coach Matt McCall on Pierre
“I’ve really been impressed with Carl. I’ve been impressed with his competitiveness. He’s picking things up,”…“He’s in there competing every single possession. He’s always in the gym, always in the weight room trying to get better. He’s a sponge trying to soak it all in. I’m very pleased with his development right now.”
Quote from Daily Hampshire Gazette Article http://www.gazettenet.com/Freshmen-Pierre-Turner-Morris-eager-to-contribute-for-UMass-13017080 By Matt Vantour