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Kameron Edwards

School

Pepperdine

Position
Forward
Major
BA Organizational Communication, MA Legal Studies

Classroom

Edwards graduated in four years with a degree in organizational communication and a 3.01 GPA. He is currently working on a master’s degree in legal studies. Edwards earned West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors each of the previous four years, and was also named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete each of the last four years. He was nominated for the award of outstanding organizational communication graduate by his academic department.

Character

Head Coach Lorenzo Romar says: “Kameron possesses great character. Not only is he a guy that you don’t have to worry about doing the wrong thing, he encourages others to do the right thing.”

Despite multiple injuries over his career (redshirted 2016-17 due to a fractured jaw, missed nine games in 2017-18 due to a concussion, missed 16 games in 2018-19 due to various injuries), Edwards keeps bouncing back. He could have shut it down at the end of the 2019 season after a foot injury caused him to miss the final five regular-season games, but doctors told him he couldn’t hurt the foot any further, and so he hobbled his way through three upset victories in three nights at the West Coast Conference Championships, helping the Waves make the tournament semifinals despite entering as the #8 seed.

Community

Edwards has taken part in four Pepperdine Step Forward Days (the University’s annual day of service for the local community). With the men’s basketball team, he’s made multiple trips to feed the homeless at the Midnight Mission on Skid Row in Los Angeles, while also participating in visits to local elementary schools.

Competition

Edwards has career averages of 11.4 points and 5.4 rebounds while appearing in 73 games and making 63 starts while averaging 26.6 minutes per contest. He was named All-West Coast Conference honorable mention in 2019 (the league’s coaches recognized him despite his games missed due to injury), and made the WCC’s All-Freshman team in 2016. He averaged 14.7 points each of the last two seasons. As a sophomore, he became one of only two Waves in the last 14 years to post a 25-point, 15-rebound game.