Lamond Murray Jr.
Pepperdine recorded its best season in more than a decade.
Fourth-place Pepperdine will play fifth-place San Diego in next weekend's WCC Tournament quarterfinals.
Pepperdine will look for the weekend sweep vs. San Francisco on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The men's basketball team plays its final three regular-season games at home.
Pepperdine, now with sole possession of third place in the WCC, host San Diego on Saturday.
John Shaffer's photos of the Waves' WCC Tournament semifinal loss to Gonzaga in Las Vegas.
Photos by John Shaffer and USA Today Sports Images of the Waves' 50-47 win in the quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 65-49 home win over the Lions.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 56-54 home loss to the Dons.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 64-55 home win over Santa Clara.
CAREER: Through two seasons, is averaging 5.5 points and 2.7 minutes in 14.7 minutes ... Has played in 55 games and started two.
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Blossomed during league play as a sophomore ... Overall, averaged 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 18.5 minutes ... Played in 28 games, all off the bench ... After averaging 5.1 points during non-conference play and only reaching double-figures once, averaged 8.0 points in league games and scored in double-figures eight times ... Shot 50.9% from the field in conference games, ranking seventh in the WCC ... Had season highs of 18 points (8-for-13 from the field) and 31 minutes in a home win vs. BYU (2/5) ... Also had 16 points vs. Cal Lutheran (11/17) and 15 vs. Santa Clara (2/19) ... Other season highs were eight rebounds both at Saint Mary's (1/31) and vs. Loyola Marymount (2/28), three assists (twice), three blocked shots vs. Santa Clara (2/19) and three steals vs. LMU (2/28).
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Showed great promise as a future offensive threat as a freshman ... Averaged 4.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10.7 minutes ... Appeared in 27 games and started two ... Scored in double-figures four times ... Had season highs of 16 points (on 6-for-7 shooting) and eight rebounds vs. Portland (1/18) ... Contributed 14 points in a season-high 29 minutes in his first career start at BYU (1/9) ... Scored 13 points in his debut vs. San Diego Christian (11/9) and 10 vs. San Francisco (2/27) ... Other season highs were three steals at BYU (1/9) and two assists (several times).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School, located in Torrance, Calif., in 2013 ... Played four years on the varsity ... Scored 1,824 points in his career ... Averaged 22.3 points and 9.6 rebounds as a senior and was named the Daily Breeze Area Player of the Year, the Del Rey League MVP and to the All-CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA first team ... MaxPreps named him to the all-state first team in Division IV and to the third team overall ... Helped Bishop Montgomery to a 32-2 record, including a 29-game win streak that ended in the regional final ... Was MVP of the CIF Southern Section vs. City Section all-star game after scoring 19 points in a 91-65 win ... Named to the All-CIF first team, Daily Breeze all-area first team, All-Del Rey League first team and ESPN,com's all-junior fifth team as a junior after averaging 20.2 points and 9.7 rebounds ... Also earned all-league honors as a sophomore after averaging 15 points and seven rebounds ... Limited by a broken wrist as a freshman ... Bishop Montgomery won league titles in 2011 and 2013 ... Earned class awards for physics and calculus.
CLUB: Played for Double Pump between the ages of 14 and 17 ... Was MVP of a Bay Area tournament.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of Carmen Allen and Lamond Murray ... His father played at California and in the NBA for 11 seasons ... Has one sibling, Ashley, who plays volleyball at Long Beach State ... His cousin Tracy played at UCLA and in the NBA for 12 seasons ... Another cousin, Cameron, played at USC and Louisville ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "it was the best school for me."
FAVORITES: Enjoys other sports such as football and volleyball ... Lists his sports hero as Damien Lillard because "it shows that it doesn't matter where you go to school to play professionally" ... Favorites include Carmelo Anthony (pro basketball player), the Brooklyn Nets (pro basketball team), The Great Gatsby (book), He Got Game (movie), 106 and Park (TV show), Kendrick Lamar (musical artist), brownie sundae (food) and football (sport other than basketball) ... Favorite thing about basketball is "the excitement you get from scoring."