Dalton Pepper transferring to Temple


Word last night spread around that Dalton Pepper was considering transferring to Temple University.

Today, it is official. On his Twitter account, Pepper said he is leaving Morgantown because of his father’s health.

Pepper has informed his teammates, left the West Virginia campus, and is currently at home in Levittown, Pa.

Multiple sources indicated throughout the season that Pepper was considering transferring, and that Temple would be his destination if he elected to transfer. But a source said in early April that Pepper was very impressive in off-season workouts and had basically secured a spot in the starting lineup next season and had been leaning toward staying at West Virginia.

Pepper shined in the second round of the NCAA tournament in a win over Clemson. He scored 10 points and had two late steals to secure the victory. He averaged 3.9 points in 12.4 minutes per game as a sophomore after averaging 3.1 points in 7.6 minutes per game as a freshman.

According to NCAA transfer rules, Pepper will have to sit out the 2011-12 season before joining the Owls for the 2012-13 season. In the meantime, Pepper will still be on scholarship at Temple and will be able to practice with the team.

We wish Dalton Pepper all the best, and we hope his father feels better.