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Shawn Olden
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Shawn  Olden

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Union HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175

Position:
G

Experience:
HS

02/19/2015

Men's Hoops Clinches Winning Season With Victory Over Santa Clara

Pepperdine will look for the weekend sweep vs. San Francisco on Saturday at 1 p.m.

02/14/2015

Waves Play #3 Gonzaga Tough Again in Defeat

The men's basketball team plays its final three regular-season games at home.

01/31/2015

Another Big Road Win: Men's Hoops Victorious at Saint Mary's

Pepperdine is 5-2 in WCC road games this season, and now plays five of the final seven at home.

01/17/2015

Men's Basketball Edges Past Portland, 67-63

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

01/16/2015

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.

02/21/2015

Men's Basketball vs. San Francisco (2/21/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 56-54 home loss to the Dons.

02/19/2015

Men's Basketball vs. Santa Clara (2/19/15)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 64-55 home win over Santa Clara.

02/07/2015

Men's Basketball vs. San Diego (2/7/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' loss to the Toreros in Firestone Fieldhouse.

02/06/2015

Men's Basketball vs. BYU (2/5/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 80-74 victory over BYU.

01/17/2015

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

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

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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