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Shawn Olden
Shawn Olden


Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Union HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175




Waves' Rally Falls Short vs. Richmond at Madison Square Garden

Pepperdine has a break for Christmas before hosting IUPUI next Saturday.


Waves Open Gotham Classic With Win Over South Alabama

Pepperdine will host Howard on Wednesday night in the second game of the event.


Team Effort Lifts Men's Basketball to Win at Cal State Fullerton

Pepperdine is 5-1 for the first time since 2004-05.


Men's Basketball Puts Up Good Fight at Iowa in Loss

Shawn Olden scored 17 points for the Waves, who don't play again until Dec. 4 vs. CSUN.


Pepperdine Overcomes Cold Shooting to Beat CLU, 76-61

The Waves play their first road game at San Jose State on Wednesday.


Men's Basketball vs. Richmond (12/20/2014)

Steven Ryan's photos of the Waves' 65-63 loss to Richmond at Madison Square Garden in the Gotham Classic.


Men's Basketball vs. Howard (12/17/14)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 53-45 win over Howard in the Gotham Classic.


Men's Basketball vs. CSUN (12/4/2014)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 66-56 home win over the Matadors.


Men's Basketball vs. Cal Lutheran (11/17/2014)

Ron Hall's photos of the Waves' 76-61 win over Cal Lutheran in Firestone Fieldhouse.


Men's Basketball vs. Fresno State (11/14/2014)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 89-74 season-opening win over Fresno State.

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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