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David Jesperson
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David Jesperson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Merrill, Wis.

High School:
Merrill HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 210

Position:
F

Experience:
1V

01/18/2014

Strong Second Half Gives Pepperdine a 76-65 Win vs. Portland

Pepperdine's bench outscored the Pilots 32-11.

11/28/2013

Waves Fall to Green Bay in Great Alaska Shootout First Round

Brendan Lane scored a career-high 26, Jeremy Major set a true freshman record with 12 assists.

11/05/2013

Men's Basketball 2013-14 Season Preview

Pepperdine hosts San Diego Christian on Saturday at 5 p.m.

10/18/2013

Blue & Orange Madness Kicks Off Basketball Season

The first home contests are Oct. 30 (women) and Nov. 9 (men).

12/02/2013

Great Alaska Shootout (11/28-30/2013)

Sam Wasson's photos of the Waves in action at the 2013 Great Alaska Shootout.

David Jesperson Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Showed glimpses of a bright future during his freshman season ... Averaged 1.3 points and 1.8 rebounds ... Appeared in 25 games and averaged 9.3 minutes ... Made his first and only start vs. Green Bay in the Great Alaska Shootout (11/28) and posted his best single-game numbers of the season: eight points and 12 rebounds in 29 minutes ... Played at least 20 minutes four times and at least 10 minutes on nine occasions ... Best output in a WCC game was four points vs. Santa Clara (3/1) ... Grabbed five rebounds at BYU (1/9) ... Other season highs were three blocks vs. Gonzaga (1/16) and two assists at Gonzaga (2/13).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Merrill (Wis.) High School in 2013 ... Played four years on the varsity, starting all 76 games his final three years, and finished as the school's fifth all-time leading scorer (1,051 points) ... ESPN.com rated Jesperson as the state of Wisconsin's 10th-best recruit, while WisSports.net had him as the #15 senior in the class of 2013 ... Named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 2 all-state first team as a senior, and was all-state honorable mention by the Associated Press ... Averaged 19.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists and shot 55.3% from the field, 38.2% on three-pointers and 81.4% from the free throw line as a senior ... After the season, was selected to play in the WBCA All-Star Game ... A unanimous choice for the All-Wisconsin Valley Conference first team as a junior and senior ... Averaged 15 points, six rebounds and two assists ... Helped Merrill to the state championship game as a 2011 sophomore ... Was on the honor roll all four years.

CLUB: Played for the Wisconsin Playmakers from U-13 to U-17 ... His older brother Jason was head coach ... Also played for Net Gain Sports as an U-17.

PERSONAL: Born in Marshfield, Wis. ... Son of James and Flori Jesperson ... Is the youngest of seven siblings (Jason, Leeann, Lyndsey, James, Heidi and Paul) ... His brother Jason played at Mayville State and his brother Paul played two years at Virginia before transferring to Northern Iowa ... Chose Pepperdine because "I really felt comfortable with everyone at Pepperdine, and I liked how close everyone was. If I was going to go far from home, I wanted to have a good relationship with the coaches and players. I liked the setup of the campus and the academics are very good."

FAVORITES: Enjoys fishing and hunting ... Lists his sports hero as Michael Jordan ... Favorites include Kobe Bryant (pro basketball player), the Los Angeles Lakers (pro basketball team), The Dark Knight Rises (movie), Duck Dynasty (TV show), Jay-Z (musical artist), steak (food) and football (sport other than basketball) ... Favorite thing about basketball is "having the ability to beat anyone on any night."

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