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2016-17 Men's Basketball
0 Rob Marberry Center
2 Josh Williams Guard
3 Michael Buckland Guard
4 Cam Miller Guard
5 Nathan Moran Guard
11 Asa Duvall Guard
12 Matt Rose Forward
20 John Matt Merritt Guard
21 Kenny Cooper Guard
22 Eli Pepper Forward
23 Aaron Korn Guard
24 Garrison Mathews Guard
25 Kenny Bunton Forward
32 Brett Wishon Forward
55 George Brammeier Center
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Eli Pepper

#22 Eli Pepper

POS. Forward
HT. 6-9
WT. 205
HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Princeton, Ky. (Caldwell Co HS)

2016-17 (Sophomore):

  • 2017 ASUN All-Academic Team Selection
  • Played in 31 games making 29 starts
  • Averaged 5.4 ppg and a team best 7.4 rpg
  • Ranked fifth in the ASUN In overall rebounding and tied for third in defensive rebounding (5.7 rpg)
  • Claimed NCAA era single game rebounding record with 25 against Fisk surpassing previous mark of 20 set by Adnan Hodzic
  • ASUN Academic Honor Roll

2015-16 (Freshman):

  • 2016 ASUN All-Freshman team selection
  • Two-time ASUN Freshman of the Week
  • Started all 33 games
  • Averaged 7.9 ppg and a team best 7.8 rpg
  • Scored a season best 22 points and hauled in a season best 17 rebounds against Kennesaw State
  • Included among the 17 rebounds were 12 offensive boards that ranked as a national high
  • Grabbed five or more rebounds in every game but two
  • Ranked third in the ASUN in rebounding
  • ASUN Academic Honor Roll.

High School:

  • A three-sport standout at Caldwell County High School under coach Daniel Kukahiko
  • Named honorable mention Prep HoopsKentucky All-Senior team
  • Rated the No. 14 prospect in Kentucky by Prep Hoops Kentucky
  • Averaged 17.6 points and 14.3 rebounds per game as a senior
  • Two-time all-region and all-district selection at CCHS
  • Joined the exclusive 1,000-point club for the Tigers as the 17thmember
  • Owns the only triple-double in school history
  • Earned second-team All-State honors as a wide receiver for the Tigers.


  • Son of Chad and Michelle Pepper
  • Has one older sister (Savannah) and one older brother (Jake), who both played sports at Kentucky Wesleyan (soccer/football)
  • Also recruited by Belmont, Murray State, Southern Illinois, SIUE, Princeton, Colgate, Navy, Dartmouth and Bucknell…played AAU with the Illinois Bears.