Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves-Gaels contest at Firestone Fieldhouse.
Photos by Jeff Golden and Zac Prange of the Waves' 89-71 win over the Bulldogs.
Photos by Martin A. Folb at Pepperdine's event to start basketball season.
CAREER: Saw action in 40 games and made nine starts over his three seasons ... Averaged 1.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.6 minutes.
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Came off the bench in nine contests as a senior ... Averaged 0.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 4.8 minutes ... Sank three of his four shots on the season ... Scored four points vs. Redlands (12/9) and added two more vs. Gonzaga (2/12) ... Had additional season highs of two rebounds (three times) and seven minutes played at San Diego (2/5).
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Appeared in 15 games and started two as a junior ... Averaged 0.5 points and 0.9 rebounds in 4.4 minutes ... Most notable performance came in a home start vs. Gonzaga (2/20) with season highs of four points, six rebounds and 14 minutes ... Seven of his eight points on the season and 12 of his 14 rebounds came in his final three appearances.
PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Played in all 16 non-conference games as a sophomore before becoming academically ineligible for the spring semester ... Averaged 3.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 17.3 minutes ... Started the first five games of the season and seven overall ... Reached double-figures in scoring once, scoring 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting vs. Long Beach State (12/3) ... Pulled down at least five rebounds seven times, with a season-high seven against both New Mexico State (11/21) and UC Irvine (12/7) ... Other season highs were three assists at New Mexico State, three blocks vs. Cal State Bakersfield (11/29), two steals at USC (12/15) and 27 minutes vs. Buffalo (12/28).
CENTRAL ARIZONA: Attended Central Arizona College, a junior college located in Coolidge, Ariz., in 2007-08 ... As a freshman, he averaged around eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots ... In Arizona Community College Athletic Conference play only, he ranked fourth in blocked shots and seventh in rebounding.
BULGARIA: Grew up in the Bulgarian youth national team system ... Has played at the international level with the U-16 and U-18 and was set to play for the U-20 team during summer 2008 before having to pull out ... Has played with three different Bulgarian clubs: three years with Slavia, two years with Cska and 1 year with Spartak MVR ... In 2006, he placed second with Spartak at the Bulgarian Championships and was given the top rebounder award.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Tzar Ivan Asen II, a language-based high school located in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2006.
PERSONAL: Born in Sofia, Bulgaria ... Son of Gennady and Daniela Agre ... Has one sibling, Anna ... Majoring in business administration ... Lists his top accomplishments as "one, coming to America, and two, coming to Pepperdine" ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the basketball team and the chance to play at the D-I level, and then because of the place. I love being near the ocean and I love the climate."
FAVORITES: Enjoys reading sci/fi or philosophy books, listening to music, hiking and being around nature ... Favorite pro basketball players are Kobe Bryant and LeBron James ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite books are the Lord of the Rings series ... Favorite movie is The Matrix ... Favorite TV shows are Scrubs, 24 and Prison Break ... Favorite musical artist is DJ Tiesto ... Favorite sport other than basketball is volleyball ... Favorite things about basketball are "that it's the perfect team sport, it's competitive, and the action happens so quickly."