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Doug Christie to Make WCC's Hall of Honor


MALIBU, Calif. – Former two-time All-American Doug Christie will be Pepperdine’s representative as the West Coast Conference inducts its inaugural class into the WCC Hall of Honor at the conference’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas in March.


Christie and seven other all-time greats from the WCC schools will be inducted at the 2009 Hall of Honor Brunch on Saturday, March 7, at the Orleans Arena, and then will be honored the next day during halftime of the first men’s basketball semifinal game.
The Hall of Honor Brunch will be held Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Tickets are currently available for $40, and tables of eight are available for $320. In order to purchase tickets, contact Audrey Mesta at the WCC Office by phone at 650-873-8622 or by email at


In addition to Christie, the other inductees are Hank Gathers (Loyola Marymount), Frank Burgess (Gonzaga), Clive Charles (Portland), Carroll Williams (Santa Clara), Tom Meschery (Saint Mary’s), Bernie Bickerstaff (San Diego) and Joe Ellis (San Francisco).


“We are very proud of the inaugural Hall of Honor class,” said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. “The list of inductees represents the West Coast Conference’s strong tradition of athletic excellence.”


Christie played three seasons for the Waves (1990-92) and was the WCC’s Most Valuable Player his final two seasons. He led the team in scoring, assists and steals each of those years. He still ranks 15th on Pepperdine’s all-time scoring list (1,392 points), is third in both assists (395) and steals (168) and 10th in blocked shots (86).


During Christie’s three seasons playing for Tom Asbury, the Waves went 63-27, won two WCC regular-season titles and conference tournament championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament twice.


He attracted dozens of NBA scouts to Firestone Fieldhouse and was later selected 17th overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Seattle Supersonics. Christie had a 15-year professional career and played with the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers. He was known as one of the league's best defenders and was earned multiple selections to the NBA All-Defensive Team.




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