SF Pepper will transfer to Temple

Dalton Pepper, a small forward who played the last two seasons

at West Virginia, will transfer to Temple.

The 6-foot-5 Pepper is a local product who was honored as the

2009 Pennsylvania Big School Player of the Year by the Associated

Press. He scored a school-record 2,207 points and had 962 rebounds

at Pennsbury High.

The former Mountaineer will sit out the 2011-12 season per NCAA

rules, and have two years of eligibility remaining with the


At West Virginia, Pepper played in 62 games, starting once. He

averaged 3.5 points and 10.1 minutes per game in helping the

Mountaineers to 53 wins and a trip to the 2010 Final Four. He

connected on 41 3-pointers in 123 attempts (.333) in his two

seasons under coach Bob Huggins.

Temple will return four starters from last season’s team that

posted a 26-8 record and advanced to the third round of the NCAA