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Jason Walberg
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Jason Walberg

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

High School:
Clovis West HS

Last College:
Saint Mary's

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190

Position:
Guard

Experience:
2V

CAREER: In parts of two seasons at Pepperdine, averaged 9.8 points, 2.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds ... Appeared in 22 games and started seven.

PEPPERDINE 2007-08: Appeared in 17 games as a sixth-year senior, but left the team following his father's resignation as head coach ... Made seven starts and averaged 8.5 points, 2.5 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 24.8 minutes ... Scored in double-figures five times ... Had a season-high 22 points at Northern Arizona, which included an 11-for-11 effort at the free throw line ... Hit three of four three-pointers and scored 17 points at BYU ... Had other season highs of six assists (at Northern Arizona), four rebounds (several), three steals (at Cal State Bakersfield and at Northern Arizona), two blocked shots (vs. Cal State Northridge) and 35 minutes (at Manhattan).

PEPPERDINE 2006-07: After transferring to Pepperdine, appeared in the first five games of his fifth year before suffering a knee injury at practice on Nov. 24 ... Was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA during summer 2007 ... In his five games, averaged 14.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals in 32.2 minutes ... Scored a season-high 18 points in the season opener at Washington ... His other season highs were 37 minutes (vs. UC Santa Barbara), four rebounds (vs. UC Santa Barbara), four assists (at Washington and vs. Nicholls State) and three steals (at Cal State Northridge) ... Shot 50.0% from the field ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

SAINT MARY'S 2005-06: Missed the entire season after having off-season knee surgery.

SAINT MARY'S 2004-05: Played in all 34 games with 20 starts as a junior at Saint Mary's College ... Averaged 4.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 25.7 minutes ... 38 of his 45 made field goals were three-pointers ... Scored a season-high 18 points against UNLV as he played 40 minutes and went 6-for-7 from the field and 4-for-5 from three-point range ... Totaled 11 points against Memphis ... Had season highs of nine rebounds (at San Francisco) and four assists (vs. Radford and vs. BYU) ... Saint Mary's made the NCAA Tournament, but Walberg suffered a knee injury in the first-round loss to Southern Illinois ... Played four minutes and did not score.

FRESNO CITY 2003-04: Played two seasons at Fresno City College for his father, who is the current Pepperdine head coach ... Helped lead the Rams to a 66-5 (.929) overall record ... Became the third-highest scorer in school history with 1,437 points, and the most prolific three-point shooter, making 306 of 668 attempts (45.8%) to set a state community college record ... Averaged 23.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals a contest as a sophomore ... Was named All-Central Valley Conference first team, CVC All-Defensive team and all-state first team as a sophomore ... Team won the CVC championship.

FRESNO CITY 2002-03: Averaged 19.0 points as a freshman at Fresno City College ... Was named the CVC's Freshman of the Year, All-CVC, CVC All-Defensive team and all-state honorable mention ... Team was the state runner-up and won the CVC championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Clovis West High School in Fresno, Calif., in 2001 ... A two-year letterwinner ... Named all-league first team while helping school to league and valley championships ... Helped lead team to a 39-3 overall record and a Southern California State Championship in 2000 ... Team lost in the Division I state title game.

PERSONAL: Born in Palo Alto, Calif. ... Son of Vance and Rose Walberg ... His father is Pepperdine's head basketball coach ... Siblings are Heather, Jaimie-Rose and Ian ... His sisters have also attended Pepperdine ... Earned his degree in communications from Saint Mary's College in 2006 and a master's degree in communications from Pepperdine in 2007 ... Currently working on a teaching credential at Pepperdine ... Chose Pepperdine "to play basketball for my father."

FAVORITES: Favorite pro basketball players are Michael Jordan and Steve Nash ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Golden State Warriors ... Favorite TV show is Prison Break ... Favorite musical artists are Eminem and Lil' Wayne ... Favorite thing about basketball is "getting the rush of competing and winning."

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