2009-10 Records Overall Record: 7-24 WCC Record: 3-11
Name: Keion Bell Position: Guard Class: Junior
Keion Bell enjoyed a breakout season for the Waves in 2009-10, ranking second in the conference in scoring with 18.5 points per game to go along with 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest. Bell, who earned All-WCC honorable mention status last season, is the league's top returning scorer and needs just 13 more points to become the 35th player in Pepperdine history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau.
The Waves return 13 letterwinners and all five starters from last year's squad.
Headlining the list of returners is junior guard Keion Bell who earned All-WCC honorable mention status last season. Bell led the Waves and ranked second in the conference in scoring with 18.5 ppg. Bell is also one of the top rebounding guards in the conference as he averaged 5.1 rpg to go along with 3.2 apg.
Bell had a career-high 37 points at Gonzaga (1/21), which included 34 second-half points en route to setting a McCarthey Athletic Center scoring record by an opponent. It was the highest-scoring game by a WCC player in 2009-10.
The Waves also return senior wing Mychel Thompson, son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson and brother of current Washington State standout Klay Thompson. Thompson turned in a solid junior season, ranking second on the team in scoring with 11.8 ppg to go along with 5.0 rpg en route to All-WCC honorable mention accolades.
Thompson opens the season with 931 career points and should become the Waves' 36th 1,000-point scorer. He also enters the season ranked seventh all-time at Pepperdine in three-pointers made with 139.
Junior point guard Lorne Jackson returns to run the Waves offense. Jackson was solid for the Waves last season, ranking third on the team in scoring with 8.1 ppg, while handing out 2.7 apg.
Junior forward Taylor Darby returns to add muscle to the Pepperdine frontline. Darby started 23 games last season, leading the Waves in rebounding for the second straight season with 6.0 rpg. Darby is one of the most active rebounders on the offensive glass, ranking second behind only Saint Mary's Omar Samhan in offensive rebounds per game last season with 2.5 per game. Darby, who added 6.3 ppg, scored a career-high 18 points vs. Loyola Marymount in the WCC Tournament (3/5) while pulling down a season-high-tying 12 rebounds.