Don Martin
Don  Martin

Gladstone, Mo.

High School:
Oak Park HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205




Pepperdine Athletics 2011-12 Year in Review

Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.


Darby, Martin, Moore Earn Spots in NABC Honors Court

Honorees have at least a 3.2 grade-point average and are a junior or a senior.


Sixty-Three Waves Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

The nine WCC schools put a total of 1,093 student-athletes on the list from the 13 sports that the conference sponsors, which is another new conference record.


Pepperdine Celebrates Another Successful Year at Student-Athlete Honors Banquet

Student-Athletes honored for their success, both in the classroom and on the playing field.


Men's Basketball End-of-Season Notes

The Waves should return six of 13 letterwinners, while three more players redshirted.


Men's Basketball vs. BYU (1/21/2012)

Pepperdine wore throwback uniforms from the '70s in this game. Photos by Martin A. Folb and the AP.


Men's Basketball vs. Saint Mary's (1/8/2011)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves-Gaels contest at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Don Martin Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: A walk-on who played in 13 games in the three seasons he was part of the team.

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Named to the NABC Honors Court and received WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors ... Saw the most playing time of his career as a senior ... Appeared in nine games and averaged 4.3 minutes ... Had played just 20 career minutes before seeing 15 minutes of action at Saint Mary's (1/19) ... Pulled down rebounds on three separate occasions: vs. Montana State (12/18), at Saint Mary's (1/19) and vs. BYU (1/21) ... Also recorded assists three times: at Saint Mary's (1/19), at LMU (2/2) and at BYU (2/11).

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Saw action in two games as a junior ... Played the final five minutes vs. Saint Mary's (1/8), handing out an assist and missing a shot ... Also played two minutes at Gonzaga (1/13) ... Earned NABC Honors Court and WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Continued to attend Pepperdine, but did not play basketball as a sophomore.

PEPPERDINE 2008-09: A walk-on who appeared in two games as a freshman ... Missed his only two shots ... Played six minutes at Cal State Northridge (12/18) and three minutes at Portland (2/19) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oak Park High School, located in Kansas City, Mo., in 2008 ... Played three years on the varsity ... Made the all-state 5A second team and the all-district first team as a senior ... A two-time All-Suburban Big 7 first teamer ... Averaged 16.0 points as a senior and 14.7 as a junior ... Team won district championships and appeared in the state tournament in 2006 and 2008 ... Also played tennis his senior year ... Earned an academic all-state honor and graduated with honors.

CLUB: Played with the Wedman Pumas and the Kansas City 76ers.

PERSONAL: Born in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Kevin and Debra Martin ... Is the third-oldest of six siblings, along with Virginia, Lewis, Joseph, Philip and Scott ... Majoring in sports medicine/pre-med with the goal of becoming a pediatric physician ... Lists a career highlight as coaching an eighth-grade team during summer 2008, which won a televised tournament game at the buzzer ... Volunteered at a Fellowship of Christian Athletics youth camp in summer 2009 ... Worked as a teacher at a Montessori school in summer 2010 ... Chose Pepperdine "on a whim without ever visiting or talking to anyone here. I liked the looks of the campus and was interested in the pre-med program."

FAVORITES: Enjoys reading, watching movies and playing sand volleyball ... Played the trumpet for four years in high school ... Favorites include Kirk Hinrich (pro basketball player), the Orlando Magic (pro basketball team), The Bible (book), Gladiator (movie), White Collar (TV show) and Relient K (musical artist) ... Favorite thing about basketball is "because it relates to one's daily life in so many ways."

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