A.J. Lapray
A.J.  Lapray


Salem, Ore.

High School:
Sprague HS

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 190




Waves' Lapray Ends Playing Career Due to Injury

The redshirt sophomore will continue to work toward his degree at Pepperdine.


Men's Hoops Beats Rival LMU in OT Thriller

The Waves continue their homestand on Thursday against Pacific and Saturday against Saint Mary's.


Men's Basketball Rallies to Win at Ball State, 72-63

Pepperdine has won four in a row and next hosts Louisiana on Friday in the non-conference finale.


Raines' Game-Winner Lifts Waves Over LBSU, 77-75

Pepperdine has won three in a row and now travels to Ball State on Saturday.


Men's Hoops Knocks Off Duquesne at Gulf Coast Showcase

The Waves take on Murray State in Tuesday's first semifinal.


Men's Basketball vs. Pacific (1/7/2016)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the 81-76 win over the Tigers in Firestone Fieldhouse.


Men's Basketball vs. Montana (11/29/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 69-63 win over Montana in Firestone Fieldhouse.


Men's Basketball vs. Duquesne (11/23/2015

Kevin Bires' photos of the Waves in the first round of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla.


Men's Basketball vs. LMU (2/28/15)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 65-49 home win over the Lions.


Men's Basketball vs. San Francisco (2/21/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 56-54 home loss to the Dons.

A.J. Lapray Career Statistics
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CAREER: Ended his playing career after his sophomore season due to an ongoing hip injury ... In two seasons at Pepperdine, appeared in 32 games (four starts) and averaged 2.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 11.8 mnutes.

PEPPERDINE 2015-16: Missed 18 games due to his hip injury, including the final 14 games of the season ... Averaged 2.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 12.2 minutes and 14 games played ... Scored a season-high nine points on 3-for-4 three-point shooting vs. Long Beach State (12/9) ... Also scored six points on two three-pointers at both CSUN (12/5) and Santa Clara (1/14) ... Other season highs were four rebounds at Ball State (12/12), two assists (four times), two steals (12/21 at Gonzaga) and 23 minutes (1/14 at Santa Clara).

PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Was granted a waiver by the NCAA to play immediately after transferring ... Limited to 18 games as a redshirt freshman due to a hip injury ... Averaged 1.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in 11.4 minutes ... Missed the first six games of the season, then played in four, then sat out eight more before playing in the final 14 games of the campaign ... Sank a pair of three-pointers and had season highs of nine points, three free throws made and two blocked shots at Pacific (1/29) ... Scored seven points vs. South Alabama (12/15) ... Had season highs of 23 minutes and two assists at Gonzaga (2/14) ... Pulled down three rebounds four times.

OREGON: Attended the University of Oregon as a freshman in 2013-14 ... Appeared in just two early-season games before suffering a hip injury and sitting out the remainder of the season ... Received a medical redshirt ... Played a total of five minutes in home games vs. Utah Valley (11/19) and San Francisco (11/24) and missed his only shot attempt ... Oregon finished 24-10 and played in the NCAA Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Sprague High School, located in Salem, Ore., in 2013 ... Named the Central Valley Conference co-Player of the Year and to the all-state 6A second team as a junior after averaging 21.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists ... A four-time All-Central Valley Conference selection, earning first team honors as a sophomore and junior, second team as a senior and honorable mention as a freshman ... Averaged 17 points as a senior and 16.5 points as a sophomore ... Left Sprague as the school's all-time leading scorer (1,454 points) and also set records for points in a season (587 in 2011-12) and in a game (40 vs. Sunset High in the 2011 state playoffs) ... In the 2013 state playoffs, sank a 40-footer at the buzzer to give the Olympians a 44-43 first-round victory over Barlow High.

CLUB: Played with Grassroots Elite.

PERSONAL: Born in Corvallis, Ore. ... Son of Sam Lapray ... Has four siblings: Camala, Maci, Jaryn and Alleluia ... Has cousins who have played football at BYU, Stanford and Georgetown ... Majoring in interpersonal communications ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of "the fantastic coaching staff and players, the education I'll get and the phenomenal location."

FAVORITES: Enjoys staying active and spending time in the outdoors ... Favorites include Kobe Bryant (pro basketball player), Los Angeles Lakers (pro basketball team), Dexter (TV show), The Notorious B.I.G. (musical artist), chicken alfredo (food) and football (sport other than basketball) ... Favorite thing about basketball is "the competition that goes along with it, but more importantly how fun the game is."

Our favorite photos from A.J. Lapray's redshirt freshman season.

Posted by Pepperdine Men's Basketball on Friday, July 24, 2015

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