Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' home finale against the Bulldogs.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 66-64 win over the Pilots.
Photos of the Waves' 94-88 win over the Dons and of the Gary Colson halftime tribute by Martin A. Folb.
Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 71-59 home loss to the Broncos.
Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' thrilling 78-75 win over rival LMU at Firestone Fieldhouse.
CAREER: Ended his career #14 on Pepperdine's all-time scoring list with 1,413 points ... Became the Waves' 36th 1,000-point scorer during his senior season ... Appeared in a school-record 128 games while making 114 starts (tied for fourth) ... Attempted 1,366 shots, more than anyone in Pepperdine history except for Bird Averitt ... On other school career records lists, he ranks third in minutes played (3,722), fourth in three-pointers made (192) and fourth in steals (145) ... Career averages were 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 29.1 minutes ... A career 76.0% free throw shooter.
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Earned All-WCC honorable mention honors for the second time as a senior ... Led the squad in scoring at 14.6 points per game, ranking fifth in the WCC ... Also led the team in rebounding (5.9, 10th in the WCC) and blocked shots (1.0, tied for fourth in the WCC) ... Also among the WCC leaders, was eighth in minutes played (32.2), 10th in three-pointers made (1.6), 14th in steals (1.1) and tied for 14th in free throw percentage (77.2%) ... The only Wave to start all 33 games ... Sank a team-high 53 three-pointers and had 17 games with multiple threes ... In conference play only, ranked fifth in the league at 15.5 ppg ... Scored in double-figures 24 times, including eight games with 20 or more points .... Scored a career-high 34 in a win vs. Nevada (11/16) ... Had 31 points and a season-high-tying 10 rebounds at San Francisco (2/24), becoming the first Wave with a 30-10 game since 2005 ... Hit the most dramatic shot of his career at San Diego (2/5), sinking a 35-footer at the regulation buzzer to send the game to overtime ... He then scored the Waves' first 12 points of OT and had 25 overall in the win over the Toreros ... Besides the USF game, had a double-double vs. Seattle (1/2) with 23 points and 10 rebounds ... Averaged 18.5 points at the WCC Tournament, including 26 in the first round vs. San Diego (3/4) ... Had three games with a season-best 10 rebounds, including vs. San Diego (1/6) ... Other season highs were six assists vs. USF (1/29), four steals at Missouri State (11/22), four three-pointers (four times), three blocked shots (four times) and 42 minutes at USF (2/24).
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Named to the All-WCC honorable mention team after averaging 11.8 points as a junior, second on the team ... Also averaged 5.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.6 blocks in 31.5 minutes ... Led the team with 48 three-pointers made ... Played in all 31 games and started 27 ... In the WCC, ranked 10th in three-pointers made (1.5), 13th in free throw percentage (74.7%), 14th in blocked shots, 15th in assists, 16th in rebounding and 18th in scoring ... Tied his then-career high with 25 points vs. Utah (12/23) ... Named WCC co-Player of the Week after scoring 22 points vs. Loyola Marymount (1/9), including a 6-for-7 effort on three-pointers ... Scored in double-figures 20 times ... Hit at least one three-pointer in 22 of 23 games at one point, and had 17 games with multiple three-pointers ... Other season highs were nine rebounds vs. Monmouth (11/28), four assists (twice), four steals vs. Miami (1/3), three blocks (twice) and 39 minutes vs. California Baptist (12/10).
PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Pepperdine's second-leading scorer at 9.6 ppg as a sophomore ... Played in all 32 games and started 30 ... Also averaged 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.6 blocks in a team-best 28.4 minutes ... Made 35 three-pointers, tied for most on the team ... Scored in double-figures 15 times, including three games with 20 or more ... Posted a season high of 25 points in the season opener vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (11/14) ... Also had 21 points vs. Western Oregon (1/3) and 20 vs. Georgia Tech (12/20) ... Pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Buffalo (12/28) ... Other season highs were three assists, three steals and two blocks (all several times), as well as 37 minutes vs. Buffalo ... Sank at least one three-pointer in 21 games and had multiple three-pointers in eight, with a season-high four vs. Coppin State (12/29) ... Averaged 9.0 points at the WCC Tournament.
PEPPERDINE 2007-08: Earned a starting spot as a freshman ... Played in all 32 games and started 24 ... Averaged 8.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 24.2 minutes ... In the WCC, tied for fifth in three-pointers made per game (1.75) and tied for sixth in steals (1.62) ... Had team bests of 56 three-pointers and 37.3% shooting from beyond the arc ... Made a three-pointer in each of the first 17 games and had at least one in 30 of 32 games ... Made multiple three-pointers 17 times ... Scored in double-figures 11 times ... Had season highs of 22 points and five three-pointers at Northern Arizona (11/28) ... Made four of five three-pointers en route to 14 points at Santa Clara (1/21) ... Had season highs of nine rebounds, five assists and 35 minutes vs. San Francisco (2/2) to go with 11 points ... Recorded five steals at both Northern Arizona and San Diego (3/1).
PREP SCHOOL: Attended Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif., in 2006-07 ... Rated as the 91st-best fifth-year player nationally by Hoop Scoop ... Averaged 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 28 games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School, located in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., in 2006 ... Averaged 11.0 points and 8.0 rebounds as a senior and was named All-CIF second team and All-Serra League ... Came off the bench after transferring to Santa Margarita Catholic as a junior, but progressively improved and helped the team win the 2005 section title ... Attended his first two years of high school at Jesuit High School, located in Portland, Ore.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of Mychal and Julie Thompson ... Father was the #1 overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft and had a 12-year pro career, and is now a radio color commentator with the Los Angeles Lakers ... Has two siblings, Klay (a sophomore at Washington State) and Trayce ... Uncle, Andy Thompson, played basketball at South Florida and Minnesota ... Majoring in advertising ... Chose Pepperdine "for the basketball, the education and the location."
FAVORITES: Enjoys video games and movies ... Favorite pro basketball player is Kobe Bryant ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite book is Holes ... Favorite TV shows are Entourage and The Office ... Favorite movie is He Got Game ... Favorite musical artist is Trey Songz ... Favorite sport other than basketball is football.