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Shawn Olden
Shawn Olden


Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Union HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175




Men's Basketball Edges Past Portland, 67-63

Five Waves scored in double-figures as Pepperdine improved to 5-2 in the WCC.


Waves Battle #3 Gonzaga to End in 78-76 Loss

Pepperdine will look to bounce back at home on Saturday against Portland at 5 p.m.


Waves Earn Another Big Road Win at San Diego

Pepperdine, 4-1 in the WCC, will host sixth-ranked Gonzaga on Thursday.


Waves Beat Pacific as Davis Scores 1,000th Career Point

Pepperdine travels to face BYU and San Diego next weekend.


Men's Hoops Drops New Year's Day Contest to Saint Mary's

Pepperdine next hosts Pacific on Saturday at 5 p.m.


Men's Basketball vs. Portland (1/17/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 67-63 home win over the Pilots.


Men's Basketball vs. Gonzaga (1/15/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 78-76 loss to #3 Gonzaga.


Men's Basketball vs. Pacific (1/3/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 71-61 home victory over the Tigers.


Men's Basketball vs. Saint Mary's (1/1/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 68-59 home loss to the Gaels.


Men's Basketball vs. IUPUI (12/27/2014)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 55-53 loss to IUPUI in Firestone Fieldhouse.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Tulsa (Okla.) Union High School in 2014 ... Named the 2014 Willis Mackey Player of the Year, given to the state player of the year by the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association ... Earned MVP of Oklahoma's Class 6A state tournament after leading Union to a 2014 state championship ... Averaged 18.9 points, three assists, three rebounds and two steals as a senior ... Also named to The Oklahoman's Super 5, the Tulsa World's All-Metro Player of the Year and the Frontier Conference Player of the Year ... Averaged 19.7 points during the state tournament, and had 20 points and nine rebounds in the championship game vs. Putnam City West ... Union had a 27-2 record, won its second state title in three years and was ranked 15th nationally by MaxPreps ... A two-year starter who also earned all-conference honors as a junior after averaging 13 points ... Was also a member of Union's state championship team his sophomore year ... Played in the Oklahoma Coaches Association all-star game in summer 2014 ... One of his teammates, Josh Davis, plays baseball at Pepperdine ... Earned academic all-conference honors.

CLUB: Played with Tulsa Union Select and Tulsa Heat.

PERSONAL: Born in Tulsa, Okla. ... Son of Vanessa Snell ... Has two siblings, Larissa and Trevor ... Plans on majoring in business ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of "the amazing academics, great teammates and coaches and the great atmosphere."

FAVORITES: Favorites include Michael Jordan (pro basketball player), Oklahoma City Thunder (pro basketball team), MacBeth (book), More Than a Game (movie), Martin (TV show), Drake (musical artist), okra curry (food) and track (sport other than basketball) ... Favorite things about basketball are "the competition, and the bonds and relationships you make from this sport."

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