Mike Hornbuckle
Mike  Hornbuckle

Westlake Village, Calif.

High School:
Oaks Christian HS

Last College:
Azusa Pacific

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190



CAREER: In two seasons at Pepperdine, averaged 5.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 20.8 minutes ... Played in 64 games and started 18 ... In his four years of action, which included two seasons at NAIA school Azusa Pacific, played in 139 games and averaged 6.7 points.

PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Saw action in all 32 games as a senior, starting two ... Averaged 4.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 18.4 minutes ... Scored in double-figures five times ... Was a key figure in Pepperdine's first-round WCC Tournament win vs. San Francisco, scoring 25 points on 8-for-11 shooting, including 5-for-6 on three-pointers ... The 25 points was one shy of his career high set at Azusa Pacific ... In both games vs. Gonzaga, sank four three-pointers and scored 12 points ... Made 44.6% (29-for-65) of his three-pointers for the season, and was at 50.0% (12-for-24) in WCC play ... His other season highs were eight rebounds (at Long Beach State), four assists (at Arizona State and vs. Buffalo), three steals (vs. Cal State Monterey Bay) and 28 minutes (vs. San Francisco in the WCC Tournament).

PEPPERDINE 2007-08: Started half of the games as a junior, appearing in all 32 and starting 16 ... Averaged 5.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 23.2 minutes ... Started the first four games of the season and the final 12 ... Improved his production to 7.6 ppg in WCC play ... Reached double-figures in scoring six times ... Had a season-high 17 points vs. Pacific at the Oregon Tournament ... His best performances in WCC play were 16 points at Portland and at San Diego, with a season-high four-three pointers in each contest ... His other season highs were nine rebounds (vs. Hope International), four steals (vs. Pacific), four assists (vs. Hope International and vs. San Francisco) and 44 minutes (vs. Portland in the WCC Tournament).

PEPPERDINE 2006-07: Redshirted his first season at Pepperdine due to NCAA transfer rules.

AZUSA PACIFIC 2005-06: Appeared in 36 games and started 12 as a sophomore at Azusa Pacific University, an NAIA school located in Azusa, Calif. ... Averaged 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 18.5 minutes a contest ... Made 36.1% of his three-pointers ... Helped Azusa Pacific to the Golden State Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles and a spot in the NAIA Championship Tournament ... Had 10 double-digit scoring games ... Poured in a season-high 21 points vs. Fisher.

AZUSA PACIFIC 2004-05: Appeared in 39 games, starting 33, as a freshman at Azusa Pacific ... Contributed 8.6 points and 2.7 rebounds a contest while averaging 22.3 minutes a game ... Made 37.9% of his three-pointers ... Totaled 16 double-digit games ... Tallied a career-high 26 points at Point Loma Nazarene.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif., in 2004 ... A three-year letterwinner ... Named all-state by Cal Hi Sports in 2003 and 2004 ... Was the 2002-03 CIF Division IV-AA Player of the Year as a junior and also earned All-CIF honors as a sophomore and senior ... A two-time All-Ventura County selection (2003 and 2004) ... A three-time All-Frontier League first team selection and was twice tabbed the league's Most Valuable Player ... Selected the Los Angeles Athletic Club's John Wooden Award winner in 2003 ... Tabbed a National Christian Schools All-American second team selection ... Also competed in track.

PERSONAL: Born in Pomona, Calif. ... Son of Mike and Donna Hornbuckle ... Has two siblings, Matt and Keegan ... Father, Mike, played basketball at the University of Redlands ... His brother Matt plays basketball for Moorpark College ... One uncle, Rick Hornbuckle, attended Pepperdine ... Another uncle, Dan Hornbuckle, played baseball at Azusa Pacific and California Baptist ... Majoring in communications ... Chose Pepperdine to "get a good education."

FAVORITES: Enjoys playing video games and going to movies ... Lists his sports heroes as Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky ... Favorite current pro basketball player is Steve Nash ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird ... Favorite movies are Gladiator and Wedding Crashers ... Favorite TV show is Entourage ... Favorite musical artists are Lil' Wayne and Celine Dion ... Favorite thing about basketball is "winning."

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