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Dayton's Dyshawn Pierre out for fall semester

Dayton will need to regroup quickly after the loss of Dyshawn Pierre until mid-December.

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The University of Dayton announced on Sunday that Dyshawn Pierre will not be a member of the Flyers basketball team until at least mid-December. Pierre is not enrolled at school for the fall semester and will not be eligible to participate in basketball during that time.

Director of athletics communication Doug Hauschild released a short statement that read:

"This is a university matter. The division of athletics respects the privacy of all student athletes and will have no further comment."

Head coach Archie Miller had nothing more to say on the matter.

Pierre was the second-leading scorer for the Flyers during the 2014-15 season, averaging 12.7 points as Dayton advanced to the Round of 32 after downing Boise State and Providence. Despite being just 6-6 and playing in the power forward position with the short bench that Dayton had last season, Pierre added 8.1 rebounds per game.

Pierre will miss at least the first 10 games of the season, leaving the Flyers shorthanded against the likes of Alabama, Iowa, Vanderbilt, and likely Notre Dame.

The loss of Pierre will make it a little harder for Dayton to put together a good nonconference resume, and this could impact their ability to slip into the NCAA Tournament again this season after barely edging in during 2015.

If he returns for the Dec. 22 game against Miami (Ohio), Pierre will have just two games to get ready before the A-10 opener versus Duquesne.