Pepperdine basketball player arrested for DUI

Pepperdine University basketball’s second-leading scorer was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor DUI after being pulled over by campus police last week, according to the university’s student newspaper, The Graphic.

Jordan Baker, a sophomore, was stopped by campus police shortly after midnight on Thursday last week on suspicion of driving under the influence at the Banowsky and Seaver Drive intersection. He was later arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, said Sgt. Dan Nagelmann of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station according to The Graphic. Baker was released from custody shortly after.

Nagelmann could not by reached Saturday by The Malibu Times Saturday to confirm the report.

Baker, a 6-foot-4 Arizona native, averaged 11.4 points per game in his second season with the Waves, second-most on the team.

Pepperdine athletic director Steve Potts declined to comment specifically on Baker but said the university takes discipline seriously, according to The Graphic.

“Our student athletes are not only held to the same standard as every other student on this campus, but they’re really held to a higher standard,” Potts said. “And we take that very seriously.”


Associate Editor Knowles Adkisson may be reached at or 310-456-5507 ext. 109.

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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