|No. 5 – Nelson Giants|
|Shooting guard / Small forward|
May 23, 1983 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Griffin (Griffin, Georgia)|
|NBA Draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|Nelson Giants (2006–2007; 2013–present)
Kouvot Kouvola (2006)
East Kentucky Miners (2007–2008)
BC Kalev/Cramo (2008–2009)
Southeast Texas Mavericks (2009–2010; 2010–2011)
Hawke's Bay Hawks (2010–2011)
Manawatu Jets (2012)
|Career highlights and awards|
High school 
As senior, he averaged 26.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3 steals per game. His honors in high school included four selections each to the all-region and all-state teams, region player of the year twice, and selection in the Street & Smith’s and Nike All-American clubs.
In his freshman year, Pace finished seventh on Syracuse in scoring average (4.3) and fifth in steals average (0.9), appearing in 32-of-36 games.
Pace was an important part of Syracuse's 2003 National Championship run as a key player off the bench, including a season-high 14 points against Auburn in the Sweet 16 and 12 points against Texas in the national semifinals. In the National Championship game against Kansas, Pace scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds. During the NCAA Tournament, Pace averaged 8.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals, and he connected on .639 percent (23 of 36) of his shots.
Pace became the team's starting small forward his junior year following Carmelo Anthony declaring early for the NBA Draft. Pace also saw time at shooting guard while more than doubling his scoring average from the previous season (4.3 to 9.5) and his minutes played from 14.7 average per game to 33.9.
In his senior season, Pace averaged 10.8 points per game, including a career high 22 points against Rice. Pace was awarded the Big East Conference Sportsmanship Award. When Pace reached double-digits in scoring, Syracuse went 20–4. He was also named to the All Big East team as an Honorable Mention and the All Big East Tournament team.
College legacy 
He finished with career averages of 7.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He played in 129 games, starting 65 of them.
Professional career 
Following graduation, Pace would play in the 2005 NBA summer league with the Utah Jazz. However, he was not offered a spot on the team. For the start of the 2006-2007 season, Pace played in Finland for Kouvet before leaving in December 2006.
For the 2006 NBL season, Pace played with the Nelson Giants in the New Zealand National Basketball League. He was named an NBL All-Star with averages of 19.1 points (51.4% FG, 66.7% FT, 25.0% 3pt), 6.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.4 steals. He continued with the Nelson Giants in 2007, and was a member of the championship team, and was named league MVP.
In November 2007, Pace became a starter for the CBA expansion team, the East Kentucky Miners, based in Pikeville, Kentucky. Pace would play in 40 games (starting 35), and finished leading the team in scoring (23.0 ppg) while also posting averages of 7.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. He earned All-CBA Second Team honors.
During June 2008, Pace received invitations to try out for the Golden State Warriors, the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. Pace did not receive an offer from any of the teams, but on July 16, 2008, Pace signed with BC Kalev/Cramo, a professional basketball team located in Tallinn, Estonia. With the team he won the 2008-09 season Estonian National Championship and the Estonian National Cup. Pace would finish the season with averages of 9.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
In the 2009-10 season, Pace signed with the Southeast Texas Mavericks of the American Basketball Association. Pace averaged 18 points and seven rebounds. Following his stint in the ABA, Pace played with the Hawke's Bay Hawks of the New Zealand NBL.
- Profile at Eurobasket.com