Born in Memphis, Tenn… son of Alvin Peppers and Karen Perry… majoring in liberal studies.
Attended Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tenn… played for coach Leonard Confer… a two-time all-metro selection… averaged a double-double as a senior, scoring 28 points and posting 10 rebounds a game… named to the area’s “Best of the Preps” list four consecutive seasons… voted team MVP after final season… named team captain for his senior year… also competed in cross country.
Appeared in all 31 contests as a freshman… came off of the bench in each game… reached double figures in scoring in four games… averaged 3.8 points an outing… played 10 minutes in the NCAA Tournament against Pittsburgh and had a pair of rebounds… grabbed 2.7 boards per contest as UCF claimed the Atlantic Sun Championship title… scored three points in the quarterfinals against Jacksonville… totaled a season-high 13 points at Mercer… also had four boards and two steals against the Bears… scored 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting at home versus Jacksonville… poured in 11 points and four boards in the victory at Lipscomb… tallied four points and four rebounds at Troy… recorded seven points and three boards versus Lipscomb… in the home win over Mercer, grabbed a season-best six boards and also added four points… recorded his first career block in the home victory against Georgia State… knocked down a pair of treys and finished with eight points against Tennessee-Martin… went 5-for-6 at the free-throw line and had nine points against Navy… recorded a team-high five steals versus the Midshipmen… in his UCF debut, scored 11 points in 23 minutes against Puerto Rico-Mayaguez… also had two rebounds and two assists in that contest.
Played in 32 contests and logged 22 starts… selected to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference Second Team… averaged 13.1 points per game, good for second on the team and 16th in the A-Sun… paced UCF in scoring on 11 occasions… posted 25 double-digit scoring games… connected on 58 3-pointers… had 22 blocks, the second-highest total on the squad… named to the A-Sun All-Tournament Team… averaged 14.3 points and five rebounds at the event… in the A-Sun championship game versus Gardner-Webb, scored 14 points, had six boards and a game-high four steals… had 13 points in the semifinal victory over Belmont… opened the tournament with a game-high 16 points against Mercer… hit five triples and added six boards versus the Bears… in only 16 minutes at Campbell, scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor… had 14 points in the victory at Gardner-Webb… recorded 15 points at home against South Dakota State… named A-Sun Player of the Week on Feb. 21 after averaging 22 points in league wins over Georgia State and Mercer… scored 22 points with three assists against Georgia State… hit 8-of-12 shots and added six assists versus the Bears… scored 19 points and had five assists at Stetson… scored 22 points in the win at Troy… was 5-of-11 from 3-point range against the Trojans… 16 of his 22 points came in the first half… recorded 16 points and five rebounds at Belmont… at Florida Atlantic, added seven rebounds to go with 13 points… registered a team-high 15 points at Mercer… made his first career start at Georgia State… had four boards versus the Panthers… went 8-of-13 overall on his way to 20 points versus Brown… was 4-of-7 from deep against the Bears… also hit four treys at UMKC… finished with 18 points… made 5-of-6 field goal attempts in home win over Campbell… posted 15 points against the Camels… tallied six boards at home against UMKC… versus Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, was 7-of-13 from the floor… scored a team-high 18 points and added six rebounds in that contest… helped UCF to the BP Top of the World Classic title, scoring 12 points with five boards in just 15 minutes off the bench in the championship game against New Mexico State.
Paced UCF and ranked ninth in Conference USA in scoring at 13.7 points per game… recorded double figures in scoring on 21 occasions… connected on 59 3-pointers and shot 36.9 percent from deep… averaged a career-best four rebounds per contest… scored 15 points and had three blocks in the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals against Houston… hit five 3-pointers and totaled a game-high 25 points versus East Carolina in the first round of the Conference USA Championship… recorded a game-high 18 points at Marshall… scored 21 points in the victory at Rice… went 6-of-8 from the floor on his way to 17 points in the home win over East Carolina… added a team-high six boards against the Pirates… led UCF with 14 points at SMU… recorded a team-best 17 points at home versus Houston… came off of the bench to score a team-high 11 points in the win over Tulane… hit four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 19 points versus UAB… blocked a layup attempt by Tulsa’s Anthony Price with three seconds remaining in the game to preserve the home win over the Golden Hurricane… registered a team-high 15 points versus South Dakota State… in the Conference USA opener against Marshall, scored 16 points… posted a team-high 15 points at No. 19 Kentucky… hit three treys against the Wildcats… scored a game-high 17 points and hit three treys against Birmingham-Southern at the UCF Holiday Classic… earned a spot on the all-tournament squad… recorded 15 points, four rebounds and four assists against North Florida at the UCF Holiday Classic… named to the Fiesta Bowl Classic All-Tournament Team… totaled 14 points in the Fiesta Bowl Classic consolation game versus Sam Houston State… added four rebounds and four assists against the Bearkats… scored a team-high 18 points in the Fiesta Bowl Classic opener versus Western Kentucky… shot 4-of-7 from deep against the Hilltoppers… totaled 12 points and four rebounds in the win over Norfolk State… recorded a game-high 24 points at Florida Atlantic… hit four treys against the Owls and also totaled nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a pair of steals… grabbed nine rebounds in the home victory versus Bethune-Cookman… totaled 16 points, four assists and two blocks in the win over Stetson… shot 7-of-12 from the floor versus the Hatters… against Nova Southeastern, scored a game-high 18 points and also had three steals.
Posted his first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds versus Rice in the C-USA Championship quarterfinals… scored 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field against East Carolina at home… registered three rebounds and four assists in the win against the Pirates… had 13 points and seven rebounds in the overtime win against Houston… totaled 12 points and three assists at Tulsa… scored 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field in the win against Southern Miss… tallied nine boards and a block against the Golden Eagles… recorded six rebounds, two steals and a game-high 18 points in the win at Rice… at Tulane, totaled 21 points and added two steals… earned Conference USA Player of the Week honors on Feb. 12 after averaging 19 points in victories over Marshall and East Carolina… registered 14 points, five rebounds and two blocks in the home win against Marshall… in 28 minutes, totaled 24 points on 9-of-10 shooting in the win at East Carolina… scored 20 points and recorded five rebounds and four assists against Memphis… recorded 13 points and six rebounds in the win at UTEP… paced UCF with seven rebounds and three assists at Houston… shot 6-of-8 from the free-throw line and finished with 14 points in the win against Rice… totaled 16 points in the victory at Marshall… in 39 minutes at UAB, recorded a team-high 20 points and four steals… had a game-high five assists at South Dakota State… hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points at Colorado… named to the UCF Holiday Classic All-Tournament team… in the championship game, scored 18 points and added three steals against Texas-Pan Am… opened the tournament with 17 points and five rebounds against New Jersey Tech… at the San Juan Shootout versus Utah, recorded a game-high 26 points… hit four triples and was 9-of-14 from the field against the Utes… grabbed a team-high seven rebounds at Minnesota… went over the 1,000-point career mark wtih 12 points against Florida Atlantic… added seven boards versus the Owls… connected on six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points in only 22 minutes in the victory over Jacksonville… registered 12 points against Florida Tech… totaled 11 points, five boards and four assists in the victory over Bethune-Cookman… led the team with five assists in the season-opening win over Rollins… prior to the season, earned All-Conference USA First Team honors from several preseason publications, including Lindy’s, Street & Smith’s and Athlon’s.