#42 David Jesperson
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Merrill, Wis.
High School: Merrill HS
Other College: Pepperdine


2016-17 Season (Redshirt Junior)


• Appeared in 30 of 32 games and shot 46.2 percent (24-for-52) from the field


• Scored season-high 10 points against Saint Mary's (Dec. 22, 2016) going 4-for-7 and playing a season-high 17 minutes


2015-16 Season (Redshirt)

Redshirted season due to NCAA Division I transfer rules.


2014-15 (Sophomore/Pepperdine University): Averaged 1.8 points and 1.7 rebounds as a sophomore ... Played in 24 games, starting one, and averaged 11.1 minutes ... Made 52.9% of his field goal attempts ... Had a season-high six points twice, at Saint Mary's (1/31) and vs. San Diego (2/7) ... Other season highs were six rebounds and 20 minutes played at San Francisco (1/22), two assists vs. Gonzaga (3/9) and two blocks vs. Portland (1/17) ... Played at least 10 minutes 15 times.

2013-14 (Freshman/Pepperdine University): Averaged 1.3 points and 1.8 rebounds as a freshman ... Appeared in 25 games and averaged 9.3 minutes ... Made his first and only start vs. Green Bay in the Great Alaska Shootout (11/28) and posted his best single-game numbers of the season: eight points and 12 rebounds in 29 minutes ... Played at least 20 minutes four times and at least 10 minutes on nine occasions ... Best output in a WCC game was four points vs. Santa Clara (3/1) ... Grabbed five rebounds at BYU (1/9) ... Other season highs were three blocks vs. Gonzaga (1/16) and two assists at Gonzaga (2/13).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Merrill (Wis.) High School in 2013 ... Played four years on the varsity, starting all 76 games his final three years, and finished as the school's fifth all-time leading scorer (1,051 points) ... rated Jesperson as the state of Wisconsin's 10th-best recruit, while had him as the #15 senior in the class of 2013 ... Named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 2 all-state first team as a senior, and was all-state honorable mention by the Associated Press ... Averaged 19.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists and shot 55.3% from the field, 38.2% on three-pointers and 81.4% from the free throw line as a senior ... After the season, was selected to play in the WBCA All-Star Game ... A unanimous choice for the All-Wisconsin Valley Conference first team as a junior and senior ... Averaged 15 points, six rebounds and two assists ... Helped Merrill to the state championship game as a 2011 sophomore ... Was on the honor roll all four years.

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