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Ricky Pierce

Ricky Pierce

Ricky Charles Pierce (born August 19 1959 in Dallas, Texas, USA) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) player.

Playing career

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.

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