Shawn Olden
Shawn  Olden


Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Union HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175




Waves' Olden to Undergo Season-Ending Ankle Surgery

Both Olden and senior guard Atif Russell are out for the remainder of the season.


Men's Hoops Beats Rival LMU in OT Thriller

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


Waves Rout Louisiana 79-59 for Fifth Straight Win

Pepperdine next takes its longest winning streak since 2004 to Gonzaga on Monday.


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 Basketball vs. Louisiana (12/18/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves 79-59 win over the Ragin' Cajuns 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. Drake (11/25/2015)

Kevin Bires' photos of the Waves' 69-53 loss in the Gulf Coast Showcase third-place game.


Men's Basketball vs. Gonzaga (3/9/2015)

John Shaffer's photos of the Waves' WCC Tournament semifinal loss to Gonzaga in Las Vegas.


Men's Basketball vs. San Diego (3/7/2015)

Photos by John Shaffer and USA Today Sports Images of the Waves' 50-47 win in the quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament.

Shawn Olden Career Statistics
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CAREER: In two seasons, appeared in 39 games (28 starts) and averaged 8.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 26.6 minutes.

PEPPERDINE 2015-16: Played in nine games as a sophomore, but then underwent season-ending ankle surgery and missed the final 20 games of the season ... Averaged 7.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 20.4 minutes ... Scored a career-high 18 points in the win at Ball State (12/12) and made all four of his three-point attempts ... Also had a season-high five rebounds in that game ... Other season highs were two assists (three times), four steals (12/5 at CSUN) and 33 minutes played (12/21 at Gonzaga).

PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Had a breakout debut season that led to WCC All-Freshman team honors ... Both overall and in league play, finished third on the team and second among WCC freshmen at 9.2 points per game overall and 9.3 in conference games ... Led the team with 35 three-pointers made ... Also averaged 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 28.5 minutes ... Played in 30 games and started 28 (started the first 19 games of the season) ... Scored a season-high and team-high 17 points at Iowa (11/24) ... Also led the team in scoring vs. Richmond (12/20) at Madison Square Garden with 13 points ... Scored in double-figures a total of 11 times ... Best WCC outputs were 16 points vs. Pacific (1/3) and vs. Santa Clara (2/19) ... Scored 13 points in his college debut vs. Fresno State (11/14) ... Other season highs were six rebounds (twice), five assists at Loyola Marymount (12/29), two blocked shots vs. Cal Lutheran (11/17), three steals (three times), four three-pointers made vs. Santa Clara (2/19) and 40 minutes vs. Portland (1/17).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Tulsa (Okla.) Union High School in 2014 ... Named the 2014 Willis Mackey Player of the Year, given to the state player of the year by the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association ... Earned MVP of Oklahoma's Class 6A state tournament after leading Union to a 2014 state championship ... Averaged 18.9 points, three assists, three rebounds and two steals as a senior ... Also named to The Oklahoman's Super 5, the Tulsa World's All-Metro Player of the Year and the Frontier Conference Player of the Year ... Averaged 19.7 points during the state tournament, and had 20 points and nine rebounds in the championship game vs. Putnam City West ... Union had a 27-2 record, won its second state title in three years and was ranked 15th nationally by MaxPreps ... A two-year starter who also earned all-conference honors as a junior after averaging 13 points ... Was also a member of Union's state championship team his sophomore year ... Played in the Oklahoma Coaches Association all-star game in summer 2014 ... One of his teammates, Josh Davis, plays baseball at Pepperdine ... Earned academic all-conference honors.

CLUB: Played with Tulsa Union Select and Tulsa Heat.

PERSONAL: Born in Tulsa, Okla. ... Son of Vanessa Snell ... Has two siblings, Larissa and Trevor.

FAVORITES: Favorites include Michael Jordan (pro basketball player), Oklahoma City Thunder (pro basketball team), MacBeth (book), More Than a Game (movie), Martin (TV show), Drake (musical artist), okra curry (food) and track (sport other than basketball) ... Favorite things about basketball are "the competition, and the bonds and relationships you make from this sport."

The best photos from the past season of WCC All-Freshman guard Shawn Olden.

Posted by Pepperdine Men's Basketball on Monday, July 13, 2015

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