Team preview: Xavier

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 6, 2003, 12:33 PM ET
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Welcome to Year One A.D. (after David) on Xavier's campus, where the Musketeers will begin life without the 2003 Associated Press National Player of the Year and three-time Atlantic 10 Player-of-the-Year David West.

West's name was on virtually every All-America team last year and the honors were well deserved. The 6-9 West did it all for Xavier. He scored, rebounded and was a capable and willing passer out of the low blocks. Blessed with Dr. J sized hands, West was a rebounding demon and could score against frontcourt players from any conference. Those skills made him the 18th overall selection in last spring's NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets.