Honors and Awards
•Summit League Academic Honor Roll (2017-18)
As a Freshman (2017-18)
Played in all 31 games, starting the final eight...Averaged 6.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.0 blocks per game...Totaled 17.1 minutes per contest...Had five double-figure scoring games...Ranked third in the Summit League for blocks (32)...Posted eight points, three rebounds, two assists and two blocks at TCU (Nov. 20)...Chipped in nine points, six rebounds, three helpers, a steal and a block vs. Drake (Nov. 29)...Put up 16 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block vs. Cornell College (Dec. 17)...The following night at No. 13 Kansas (Dec. 18), had six points, three boards, two assists and two blocks...Tallied in double figures with 10 points, five rebounds, a block and a steal vs. Montana State (Dec. 21)...Registered his first career double-double on a season-best 18 points and 10 rebounds vs. Doane (Jan. 2)...Had nine points on 4-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds at Western Illinois (Jan. 11)...Notched 10 points, seven rebounds and a season-high six blocks vs. Denver (Jan. 18), the most blocks by any Maverick in a single game since 2002...Pulled down nine caroms vs. Western Illinois (Feb. 8)...Had 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting with six rebounds at South Dakota (Feb. 17).
Eisenhower High School
Four-year letterwinner for coach Steve Blue...Two-time first-team all-state selection over his junior and senior campaigns...As a senior, averaged 18.6 points, 14.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.9 blocks per game...Named Mr. Kansas Basketball by the KBCA and the Barry Sanders Male Athlete of the Year...As a junior, averaged 20.1 points, 15.3 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game while helping his team to a 21-2 record, a league title and a sub-state championship...Also named the Kansas Class 5A Player of the Year, first-team Wichita All-Metro and his league's most valuable player...In his sophomore season, was an all-state honorable mention pick while averaging 15.7 points, 15.1 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per contest...As a freshman, was part of another Eisenhower squad that won both league and sub-state championships...Also lettered in track & field and won a Class 5A state javelin championship...Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class...Kansas Honors Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society...Recipient of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award...Played AAU ball for coach Derrick Jackson of Team KC.
Born March 6, 1999 in Wichita, Kan....Parents are Jerry and Connie Pile...Has two brothers, Joel and Jeff, and two sisters, Allison and Janelle...Hobbies include sports and spending time with family and friends...Majoring in chemistry...Member of the UNO Dean's List.