2022 Basketball Eligibles

David West is arguably one of the best (if not the best) players that Xavier ever had.  As a Musketeer, the Power Forward was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year three times (2001-03) and was also named the AP National Player of the Year in 2003. 
In our eyes, this is one of the most intriguing candidates of the first time eligible players for the 2022 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class.
Richard Jefferson may never have been an NBA All Star but it can certainly be argued that he was on the cusp of it in multiple seasons.  The best seasons of Jefferson’s career took place with the New Jersey Nets where twice he averaged over 22 Points per Game and another 19 PPG campaigns.  Later in his professional career as a reserve player with the Cleveland Cavaliers he would win a NBA Championship.
With the phenomenal nickname of "Z-Bo," Zach Randolph played one year at Michigan State before declaring for the NBA Draft.  It was the Portland Trail Blazers who would take him 19th overall, and he became the starting Power Forward two years later.  That season, Randolph won the Most Improved Player of the Year Award and had his first 20/10 year.  He would accomplish the 20/10 feat again in 2006-07.
Tony Allen was the Big 12 Player of the Year in 2004 as a member of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, and he would be drafted by the Boston Celtics late in the 1st Round of that year’s draft.  He didn’t start much for Boston, but would help them win the NBA Championship in 2008.
Forgoing college to enter the NBA Draft, Josh Smith was drafted 17th overall in 2004 by the Atlanta Hawks.
Joe Johnson was born in the state of Arkansas, which would be the name of the University he played at. 
Jameer Nelson was not just a star at the St. Joseph’s; he was the Atlantic 10 and National Player of the Year in 2003-04.