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111. David West

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. 

As an established star in the collegiate ranks, he was drafted 18th overall in 2003 by the New Orleans Hornets and he would reward that choice with two All Star Selections (2008 & 2009) where he averaged over 20 Points per Game.  West would also have three other campaigns with the Hornets where he had 18 or more Points and he gained a reputation as a selfless player who did not seek the spotlight but just sought out wins.

After New Orleans he had a good run in Indiana for four years, a season with the San Antonio Spurs but in his final two seasons in a reserve role, David West would help the Golden State Warriors win back-to-back NBA Championships in 2017 & 2018.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Center, Power Forward, Small Forward
  • Played For: Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets, San Antonio Spurs
  • College: Xavier
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 18th Overall in 2003
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NBA All-Star (2008 & 2009)
    NBA Champion (Golden State Warriors 2017 & 2018)
    AP National Player of the Year (2003)
    Oscar Robertson Trophy (2003)
    First Team All-American (2003)
    Second Team All-American (2002)
    Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (2001, 2002 & 2003)
    First Team All-Atlantic 10 (2001, 2002 & 2003)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (1) (2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goals (2) (2007-08 & 2008-09)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Attempts (3) (2007-08, 2998-09 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Per Game (1) (2008-09)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Win Shares (2) (2012-13 & 2013-14)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rating (2) (2012-13 & 2013-14)

  • Notable All-time Rankings:

    99. Defensive Win Shares: 41.3

Should David West be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 32%
No opinion. - 4%
No way! - 44%
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