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Nikolas Skouen
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Nikolas Skouen

Hometown:
Bergen, Norway

High School:
Olsvikasen HS

Last College:
Pratt CC

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195

Position:
G

Experience:
3V

03/08/2014

Men's Hoops Falls in WCC Quarterfinals to Saint Mary's

Pepperdine's 15 wins were the most since 2005.

02/20/2014

Davis Leads Men's Basketball to 72-69 Win at Rival LMU

Pepperdine closes out the regular season at home next weekend against USF and Santa Clara.

02/13/2014

Men's Basketball Falls at #24 Gonzaga, 83-68

The Waves are at Portland on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the WCC Game of the Week.

02/06/2014

Davis, Lane Lead Waves to 80-69 Home Win Over Pacific

Pepperdine hosts Saint Mary's at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the WCC Game of the Week.

02/01/2014

Men's Hoops Knocks off Rival Loyola Marymount, 80-69

Jett Raines had a career-high 15 points and tied a career high with eight rebounds.

03/01/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Santa Clara (3/1/2014)

Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 86-78 loss to the Broncos.

02/08/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Saint Mary's (2/8/2014)

Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 69-67 overtime loss to the Gaels.

02/06/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Pacific (2/6/2014)

Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 80-69 home win over Pacific.

02/01/2014

Men's Basketball vs. LMU (2/1/2014)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 80-69 win over the Lions.

01/18/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Portland (1/18/2014)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 76-65 home win over the Pilots.

Nikolas Skouen Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: A three-year player who ended up among the program's top long-range shooters ... Became the 14th Wave to make 100 three-pointers and finished with a total of 114 (12th all-time at Pepperdine) ... Made 37.5% of his three-point attempts ... Averaged 5.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 17.8 minutes ... Appeared in 88 games while starting 31.

PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Averaged 3.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 12.8 minutes as a senior ... Played in 30 games and made three starts ... Made all 17 of his free throws ... Scored in double-figures five times ... Had a stretch near the start of the season with five straight games with multiple three-pointers ... Had season highs of 13 points, four assists, three three-pointers and 36 minutes vs. San Jose State (11/20) ... Best WCC game was 12 points at Gonzaga (2/13) ... Scored 10 points in a home win vs. Loyola Marymount (2/1) in just 14 minutes ... Grabbed four rebounds vs. Pacific (2/6) and at LMU (2/20).

PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Had an excellent showing from long range as a junior ... Averaged 8.0 points (30th in the WCC) in 22.5 minutes ... Played in all 30 games and started 21 ... Made a team-high 58 three-pointers ... Overall, ranked third in the WCC in three-point percentage (46.4%) and sixth in three-pointers made (1.9) ... In league games only, ranked fifth in three-point percentage (47.1%) and eighth in three-pointers made (2.0) ... In Pepperdine's single-season records book, his percentages rank #3 overall and #8 in league play ... Scored in double-figures nine times ... Had a career-high 19 points at San Francisco (2/23), 16 in the second half, and set a personal best with five three-pointers ... Scored in double-figures in four straight WCC games at one point, averaging 13.3 points and making 13 of 23 three-pointers ... Made all four of his three-point attempts and scored 14 points at Montana State (11/29) ... Scored the go-ahead basket in a home win against Loyola Marymount (2/14) with 1:42 to go ... Other season highs were four rebounds (four times), three assists vs. LMU (2/14), two steals (twice) and 38 minutes played (four times).

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Averaged 5.1 points as Pepperdine's top long-distance threat as a sophomore ... Sank a team-best 33 three-pointers ... Played in 28 games, starting seven, and averaged 18.1 minutes ... Started the first six games of the season ... Hit multiple three-pointers in 12 games ... Scored a season-best 16 points at CSU Bakersfield (11/19) after making 4-for-5 threes ... Also had 12 points vs. Hawaii (12/3) and 11 at UTSA (11/26) ... Best scoring output in league was eight points on three occasions ... Other season highs were five rebounds, three assists and 37 minutes played at UTSA (11/26) and two steals (three times) ... Missed the WCC Tournament game to an ankle sprain.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Attended Pratt (Kan.) Community College in 2010-11 ... Was the Beavers' second-leading scorer, averaging 14.9 ppg ... Made a team-best 75 three-pointers and connected on 36% of his attempts ... Also averaged 5.1 rebounds and was second on the team with 37 steals ... Scored a season-high 32 points in the team's season finale vs. Barton County.

NORWAY: Joined the Norwegian National Team program at the age of 16 ... Played with the senior team during summer 2011 ... Averaged around five points a game at the 2011 Nordic Championships ... Played in an exhibition against California, which was on a European tour.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Olsvikasen Skole in Norway in 2009.

CLUB: Played in Norway with Ulriken, Froya and Gimle ... Averaged more than 30 points a game for Gimle, including 67 points in a single game where he made 10 three-pointers ... Won a national championship with Froya, and placed second with Gimle.

PERSONAL: Born in Bergen, Norway ... Son of Jan Sture Skouen and Alice Kvale ... His father was a four-time national champion in tennis ... Has one sister, Sarah ...Majoring in psychology ... Says that Pepperdine "is the perfect place for me, its athletic and educational goals are the same as my own and the coaches and players are perfect for me to be around."

FAVORITES: Enjoys working out and watching movies or comedies ... Sports hero is Michael Jordan ... Favorites include Stephen Curry, Mike Penberthy and J.J. Redick (pro basketball players), Warrior of the Light, The Will to Win and The Alchemist (books), 300 (movie), Entourage, Family Guy and Game of Thrones (TV shows), J. Cole and Drake (musical artists), steak, chicken and pizza (food) and tennis and crossfit (sports other than basketball) ... Favorite things about basketball are "that we can always improve; when the team gets together and the crowd gets into it; and how a team can come together and surprise the world on any given night."

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