The Brooklyn Nets selected Kessler Edwards No. 44 overall in the 2021 NBA Draft. Edwards made his NBA debut versus the Golden State Warriors on Nov. 16, 2021, where he became the first NBA player from Pepperdine since Alex Acker.
After a joyous celebration of the seniors, Pepperdine’s Men’s Basketball Team struggled to gain ground and lost to Santa Clara, Feb. 24. The Waves reflect on a season of growing and leadership hoping to build on this season for next year.
Men’s Basketball senior guard Jay Yoon tells his story about his Korean American heritage and how he carries himself on the court every day. Being one of the few Asian Americans in college sports, Yoon said he hopes to make an impact on future Asian American athletes.
During a hard-fought game against No.1 Gonzaga, Pepperdine’s Men’s Basketball Team fell behind and could not bridge the gap against the hotshot opponents, Feb. 16. The Waves hope to turn things around versus Portland on Feb. 19.
Men’s Basketball fought hard versus BYU but fell short with a score of 91-85. Freshman guard Houston Mallette had a career night with 31 points.
Men’s Basketball received their first conference win of the season after defeating Pacific on Feb. 5, the same team they played Feb. 3. Led by freshman forward Maxwell Lewis, the Waves held off the Tigers this time and snapped their nine game losing streak.
Men’s Basketball lost their sixth game two days after their thriller overtime loss to LMU. The team has another chance versus San Diego on Jan. 27.
After a string of losses, Pepperdine’s Men’s Basketball Team hoped to secure a win against the Portland Pilots. The Waves were unable to gain headway and lost 82-63.
Men’s Basketball won their home opener Nov. 13 against Idaho State 65-60. The team looks to take advantage of a three game home stand in the early part of the season.
Senior Sports Administration major Ryan Williams describes his day-to-day routine as the men’s basketball head manager. Williams experienced the highs and lows of the team and made unforgettable memories along the way.