Ricky Charles Pierce
(born August 19 1959
) is a retired American National Basketball Association
He graduated from Garland High School
and from Rice University
. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons
in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft
. He won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award
twice as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks
His first was during the 1987-88 season, and the second two years later, in 1989-1990. He set the then-second longest consecutive free throws streak in NBA history with 75 in 1991 with the Seattle SuperSonics. He retired after the 1997-98 season in his second stint with the Bucks.
He also once had a playing stint in the Greek league with AEK Athens in the beginning of his last active season as a player.
Post playing career
Since retiring, Pierce has developed his own basketball system
that assists with shooting accuracy with specially-designed fingertip-placement markers. Pierce developed the idea after watching his son, Aaron, playing basketball at the YMCA
. Pierce was giving advice to parents on how to teach their kids the perfect jump shot. A product would later be developed known as the Accushot22, a specially designed basketball with 10 oval indentations. The product sells for $37.95, although hundreds are given away free to underprivileged children.