Pepperdine Women's Basketball Signs Alemany's Bambrick
The 5-foot-11 guard led Alemany in scoring her senior season at 15 points per game
MALIBU, Calif. --- The Pepperdine women’s basketball team made an addition to its 2018-19 roster as the Waves signed 5-foot-11 guard Malia Bambrick out of Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, California.
Bambrick – a Santa Clarita, California, native – was an All-Mission League player her previous two seasons before leading Alemany at 15 points per game as a senior (all-league honors haven’t been announced).
“Malia Bambrick is a signee that we are very excited about,” Pepperdine coach DeLisha Milton-Jones said. “She will bring a very special skillset to our program. She’s a phenomenal shooter with range and is a fierce competitor. Her relentlessness toward her athletics and academics will put this program in a position for greatness for many years to come.”
Bambrick was named to the La Jolla Country Day 2017 All-Tournament Team this past season and capped a four-year varsity career by earning her first career triple-double during the 2017-18 campaign.
“I decided to choose Pepperdine because it satisfied everything I was looking for – both academically and athletically,” Bambrick said. “Coach DeLisha is a phenomenal player that went through all the challenges herself at the highest level, so to be able to play for and learn from someone like that is an extremely rewarding opportunity. Coach DeLisha and the rest of the staff all have their different attributes, that together, are slowly building the program up, and it is something special that I wanted to be a part of.”
Bambrick played AAU for the Cal Stars Valley Elite and was selected to the End of the Oregon Trail All-Tournament Team. She’s not the only athlete in the family as her father, David, played football at Weber State, her brother (David Jr.) currently plays football at MIT and her great uncle played basketball at Kentucky.
Bambrick adds to a signing class from the fall that includes three players in twin 5-foot-10 forwards Jayda and Jayla Ruffus-Milner out of Harvard-Westlake High School (Los Angeles) and 6-foot-2 forward/center Skye Lindsay out of Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah. Milton-Jones in her first season at the helm led Pepperdine to its first double-digit win total since 2011-12 and to the WCC Tournament quarterfinals.