Pepperdine basketball signs shooting guard Knox Hellums

November 11, 2015

Head coach Marty Wilson of the Pepperdine men’s basketball team announced his first recruit during this national letter-of-intent signing period, as 6-foot-5 shooting guard Knox Hellums of Texas will join the Waves next season.

“Knox is a big guard who can score in a variety of ways,” Wilson said. “He is a knock-down three-point shooter from deep. He’s also someone who can post up against smaller players, and he can create shots for his teammates too. Knox’s size and strength allows him to be a really good rebounding guard as well.”

Hellums averaged 20.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals while making 90 three-pointers during his junior campaign at Concordia Lutheran. He led the Crusaders to the TAPPS 3-5A district title and had 33 points and 12 rebounds in the championship game against St. Pius. Hellums was named to the TAPPS All-State 5A first team, TAPPS All-District 3-5A first team and TABC All-State first team. He also made the TAPPS All-Tournament 5A team and was a TAPPS Academic All-State selection.

“Pepperdine is perfect,” Hellums said. “I loved how everybody was so welcoming there and so nice to each other. Basketball-wise, the team is a true family. They’ve really got each’s other backs and there’s a really strong bond among the team that stands out. You can tell how that translates onto the court, because they’re really about winning and success and that means a lot to me. I want to major in business and the academics at Pepperdine are great. I love the coaches. They really have shown how much they care. It’s a perfect fit for me and I’m really excited to be a part of Pepperdine’s team.”

Concordia Lutheran High School head coach Bill Honeck on Hellums: “Knox is the kind of player that every coach wants because he can do a little bit of everything. His length makes him difficult to guard. He’s a tenacious competitor and a leader on and off the court. I think his ability to shoot from the outside, along with his length, is going to translate very well at the next level. He’s going to absolutely love playing college basketball at Pepperdine.”

Pepperdine opens the 2015-16 season on Friday (Nov. 13) at Fresno State at 7 p.m. Fans can listen to Pepperdine Hall of Famer Al Epstein’s call of the game online via WaveCasts, or watch the game online on the Mountain West Network.

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