Stacy Davis
Pepperdine Looks To Build In 2013-14

Fans and pundits might not know what to make of the Pepperdine men's basketball team in 2013-14, given that half the roster is made up of newcomers and a few key players from last year's squad either graduated or moved on.

But talk to third-year head coach Marty Wilson for even just a few minutes about his team and you'll see that he's got enough optimism to fill Firestone Fieldhouse, largely because he believes that he has put together a roster of student-athletes with the talent, attitude and desire to help take the Waves to the next level.

key returning players

Stacy Davis Stacy Davis
Earned Pepperdine's first WCC Newcomer of the Year award since 2003 ... Was also picked to the WCC All-Freshman team and the All-WCC honorable mention squad ... Became the first Pepperdine freshman to earn an All-WCC placement since 2008... While the WCC award was voted on by the coaches, he also earned unanimous approval as the league's freshman/newcomer of the year by various media that gave an opinion.

Brendan Lane Brendan Lane
Chose to redshirt his first year at Pepperdine, giving him the 2013-14 season as his one and only season to compete with the Waves ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete in 2012-13 ... Graduated from UCLA in three years before transferring ... Appeared in 79 games with the Bruins and shot 50% or better from the field all three seasons.

Nikolas Skouen Nikolas Skouen
Has made 39.2% of his career three-point attempts, which ranks eighth in Pepperdine history ... Heads into his senior year with 91 career three-pointers (needing to get to 120 to break into the school's top 10) ... Led the team in three-pointers made each of the last two seasons (58 in 2012-13 and 33 in 2011-12) ... Ranked third in the WCC in three-point percentage (46.4%) and sixth in three-pointers made (1.9 per game) last season.

Jett Raines Jett Raines
Was one of the most productive freshmen in the WCC last year, averaging 6.6 points and 3.8 rebounds in 22.3 minutes ... Made 50% of his shots (81-for-162) and 75% of his free throws (36-for-48) ... Started the first 16 games of the season ... Named to the Tulane Classic all-tournament team ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll ´┐Żbronze´┐Ż honors.


2012-13 stats

Team Statistics
SCORING 1883 2021
Points per game 62.8 67.4
Scoring margin -4.6 -
FIELD GOALS-ATT 673-1551 702-1685
Field goal pct .434 .417
3 POINT FG-ATT 165-463 205-579
3-point FG pct .356 .354
3-pt FG made per game 5.5 6.8
FREE THROWS-ATT 372-529 412-576
Free throw pct .703 .715
F-Throws made per game 12.4 13.7
REBOUNDS 1027 1006
Rebounds per game 34.2 33.5
Rebounding margin +0.7 -
ASSISTS 360 399
Assists per game 12.0 13.3
Turnovers per game 14.7 11.5
Turnover margin -3.2 -
Assist/turnover ratio 0.8 1.2
STEALS 169 214
Steals per game 5.6 7.4
BLOCKS 66 83
Blocks per game 2.2 2.8
Home win streak 0 -
ATTENDANCE 14062 67489
Home games-Avg/Game 13-1082 15-3873
Neutral site-Avg/Game - 2-4699