Dalton Pepper, a 6-5 SG/SF from Fairless Hills has officially transferred from West Virginia to Temple. Pepper is coming off his sophomore season at West Virginia and was likely to make a move into the starting lineup, however he made the decision to move closer to home at Temple. Pepper played his high school ball at Pennsbury, where he played with Lavoy Allen.â†µ
Per NCAA rules, Pepper will have to sit out the next season, but will still have two years of eligibility remaining. CSNPhilly reports that the health of his father could have been a factor in Pepper's decision to transfer to Temple.
Although Pepper likely would have started for the Mountaineers next season, he decided to transfer to be closer to home, where his father is currently battling a sickness. Pepper's father initially suffered from a simple tooth infection that later spread to heart, and he had to have a valve replaced.â†µ