Meet the Newbies: Jeremy Major


Jan 21, 2012, Malibu, CA, USA; Pepperdine Waves coach Marty Wilson reacts during the game against the BYU Cougars at Firestone Fieldhouse. BYU defeated Pepperdine 77-64. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Pepperdine has five point guards on its roster; two walk-ons and three freshmen. Unless the staff has a ton of confidence in one of the walk-on’s, a freshman will start for the Waves this season. Among those freshmen is Jeremy Major, who could potentially assume the starting role for Marty Wilson and his staff. Let’s take a closer look at Major, freshman point guard for the Pepperdine Waves.

High School Career

The 5-11, 170 lb point guard played his high school ball at Maranatha High School in Pasadena, California. Major was an absolute terror last season at Marantha. He averaged 25.8 points and received a number of accolades as a result. He was a two time All-CIF southern section selection, and was the 2012 Olympic League MVP. He was the top scorer in Division 4AA, and was one of the top scorers in all of Southern California last season. He was a two time Pasadena All-Area first team twice, and his senior year he was named first team all-league. Last season, he led Marantha to an Olympic league title, and to the CIF semifinals for the first time in school history.

Impact at Pepperdine

As alluded to before, Pepperdine’s point guard situation is extremely uncertain. There is a good chance that Major will be the starting point guard this season, and there is a good chance that he will be third on depth chart as well. Predicting Pepperdine’s starting floor general is next to impossible. However, with the way Major can score, it opens up a lot of doors for immediate playing time.