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Full Name: David Moorer West
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.05 m)/ 240 (108.4 kg)
Birthdate: August 29, 1980 (Teaneck, N.J.)
High School: Garner Senior HS (Garner, N.C.)
College: Xavier

Selected in the first round (18th overall) by the New Orleans Hornets

Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 0-for-0 (.000); 2000-01, 0-for-1 (.000); 2001-02, 9-for-28 (.321); 2002-03, 9-for-26 (.346). Totals: 18-for-54 (.333).

Garnered two of the five major college basketball Player of the Year honors in 2003. Named AP National Player of the Year and was named National Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. West finished as the runner-up to Texas guard T.J. Ford in the voting for the Wooden Award. He also received the Pete Newell Big Man award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Career Highlights: Named First Team All-America by AP as a senior and Second Team as a junior. Also earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from AP as a sophomore. Became the first three-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. Only the third player in Xavier history to surpass 2,000 points and only the second to eclipse 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, joining Tyrone Hill (Philadelphia 76ers). Tallied a school record 68 career double-doubles. Led the A-10 in rebounding four consecutive seasons. Scored in double figures 110 times in his career, including 86 of his last 87 games. His 228 blocks are the most in school history. Also ranks first in free throws made (662) and attempted (874). Had his jersey No. 30 retired by the school, joining Hill and Byron Larkin as the only three retired jerseys in school history.

Senior (2002-03): A consensus First Team All-America selection. Was fifth in the nation and led the A-10 in rebounding (11.8 rpg). He was second in the conference in field goal percentage (.513), third in scoring (20.1 ppg) and fourth in blocks (1.6 bpg). Scored in double figures in all 32 games. Scored a career-high 47 points against Dayton.

Junior (2001-02): Named A-10 Player of the Year and the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. Won A-10 Tournament MVP honors. Averaged 9.8 rebounds (26th in nation) and 2.5 blocks (22nd in nation). Recorded the first tripe-double in school history with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Long Island University.

Sophomore (2000-01): Named A-10 Player of the Year for first of three consecutive seasons. Led Xavier in scoring (17.8 ppg), rebounding (10.9 rpg, tops in A-10 and fourth nationally) and blocks (2.1 bpg). Posted the fifth 20-point, 20-rebound game in conference history with 26 points and 21 rebounds against George Washington.

Freshman (1999-00): Named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team. Led the A-10 in rebounding (9.1 rpg) and was fourth on the Musketeers in scoring (11.7 ppg).

Strengths: Can score both with his back to the basket and also facing the basket from out to 18 feet. Excellent rebounder and improved his passing out of double-teams dramatically as a senior.

Personal: Completed his degree in Communications. Favorite NBA team is the San Antonio Spurs and favorite players are Tim Duncan and David Robinson.