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