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Molina and McIver Earn Scholarships to Pierce
Published on Sat, Apr 27, 2013 (7:35 p.m.)Dallin Molina-Hart from Sierra Vista High School (2011) signed a letter of intent to attend Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington. The 6’5 forward will reunite with Sierra Vista teammate Gary Jacobs from the 2011 Sierra Vista team that won 25 games while losing only 7. Molina-Hart scored 8 points and collected 9 rebounds per game.
Najee McIver (2011 Desert Pines) also signed a Letter of Intent and continued the tradition of talented Las Vegas players selecting Pierce College as their program of choice. McIver and Molina-Hart will join sophomores Devin Matthews (Durango), David Jeffries (Legacy) and Jacobs in working towards another dominant season for the Raiders.
“These players are difference makers without the superstar ego. They are competitors that will immediately fit well into our system of tough defense, running the floor, getting the ball to the open man,” said Head Coach Bill Mendelson.
Molina-Hart joins 6’11” Paul Loranger in adding a formidable presence under the basket at both ends of the court.
McIver joins players local players as well as talented players from Alaska and Florida in what has historically been known as the best backcourt in the League.
These players will need to fill the shoes of one of the 5 players from the 2012-13 squad who will be who left Pierce to play for 4-year programs in the upcoming season.
Pierce College is a perennial power in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC), averaging 20+ wins in the past 4 seasons. They completed a 25-6 record for the 2012-13 season and won the Western Division Championship - providing them with an automatic bid to the NWAACC Championships – their 4th trip in 7 years.