Jaron Pierre Jr. becomes third player to commit to WSU this week

Jaron Pierre Jr. poses with new Wichita State Assistant Coach Butch Pierre during an official visit last month. Pierre committed to WSU on Saturday. (Courtesy of Jaron Pierre Jr)

Southern Miss transfer Jaron Pierre, Jr. announced his intentions to become a Shocker on Saturday, committing to Wichita State on social media.

Pierre is the third player to commit to WSU in the past week, joining Gus Okafor and Jacob Wilson.

Pierre, a 6-foot-5 guard, averaged 9.9 points per game in 27 games played this past season with the Golden Eagles and will have three years of eligibility remaining. Pierre was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team the season prior, after averaging 8.8 points per game during the 2020-21 season.

Pierre is the fifth player Head Coach Isaac Brown has officially landed from transfer portal this offseason, and the sixth commitment overall.

WSU is expected to have five scholarships remaining, following Pierre’s commitment.