Photos from the Waves' home finale. Taken by Martin A. Folb.
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: A walk-on who appeared in five games for a total of 10 minutes as a sophomore ... Averaged 0.8 points ... Sank a jumper at Gonzaga (2/7) on his first career shot ... Made two free throws vs. Saint Mary's (2/27) and played a season-high four minutes.
PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Worked as a student manager for the Waves as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oaks Christian High School, located in Westlake Village, Calif., in 2011 ... Played one year on the varsity ... Averaged 2.5 points as a senior for a team that won the CIF Southern Section 4A championship ... Was the Offensive MVP of the junior varsity as a junior ... Also lettered in track and field for three seasons ... Was the Tri-Valley League champion in the high jump in 2010 and 2011, and the long jump and triple jump in 2011 ... Wound up #2 on the school's high jump records list (6-5) ... A member of the honor roll and dean's list.
CLUB: Played for West Coast Hoops for one season.
PERSONAL: Born in Woodland Hills, Calif. ... Son of James and Parris Stevens ... Has two siblings, Douglas and Sharon ... His brother Douglas and a cousin also attended Pepperdine ... A cousin, Jerome Stevens, played football for the Washington Huskies and in the NFL ... Majoring in sports medicine with a minor in coaching ... Chose Pepperdine because of "its Christian environment, its amazing campus that is close to home, and it feels like family here."
FAVORITES: Enjoys listening to music and watching football ... Lists his sports hero as Jackie Robinson ... Favorites include Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson (pro basketball players), Los Angeles Lakers (pro basketball team), Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy (book), Glory Road (movie), The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, SportsCenter and Lie to Me (TV shows), Michael Jackson, John Legend and Lupe Fiasco (musical artists), barbeque (food) and track and field (sport other than basketball) ... Favorite things about basketball are "being part of a team and helping guys get better. Team sports are great because you can't do it all by yourself and you have guys to lean on. I also enjoy the competitive nature of basketball and that there are so many factors that allow you to keep learning and getting better everyday."