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Originally published: 2013-06-29 13:03:56
Last modified: 2013-06-29 13:04:40

Pifer transfers to Brevard

by Staff Reports

Former Watauga standout forward Jake Pifer will play basketball at Brevard College this fall.

Pifer, who graduated from Watauga in 2012, played his collegiate freshman season at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala. He transfers to Brevard, which is a Division II program that plays in the South Atlantic Conference.

Pifer averaged 3.1 points per game at Wallace State. He grabbed 25 rebounds, 21 on the defensive side, and had five steals.  He shot 34 percent from the field, 31 percent from 3-point range.

Pifer, who averaged 11.8 minutes per game, helped Wallace State to a 17-13 record.

He transfers to a Brevard team that is rebuilding. Brevard went 4-22 last season with a roster that had six freshmen, three sophomores and two juniors. The Tornadoes are coached by Lee Burgess, a former Samford assistant who takes over the Brevard program this season.

Pifer, who is fifth on the Watauga all-time scoring list, averaged 19 points and six rebounds per game during his senior season with the Pioneers. He scored 25 points, 23 of them in the second half, in his final prep game, which was a loss to East Gaston in the first round of the state 4-A playoffs.