Pierre Pierce (193 cm, Iowa’05) has signed to play for Cholet Baskets (France-ProA) for the rest of the season. Piece started the season with Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (France-ProB) and averaged 18.3 points and 6.7 assists per game over three games. Last season he suited up for Sokhumi Tbilisi (Georgia-Superleague) for two games and moved to SK Dnipro Azot Dniprodzerzhynsk (Ukraine-Superleague). Pierce played three seasons with the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten, and averaged 17.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game over 20 games his junior year (2005). He was released from the team after a violent incident involving his ex-girlfriend; an incident that eventually landed him a two-year prison sentence of which he served 332 days before being released. It took a decision by the Iowa Supreme Court to allow Pierce to leave the country when he was picked up by Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket in 2008, where he played two seasons in the French ProA league.