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Top 5 Xavier Players in the pros

The NBA playoffs are entering its second round of action and there is a whole lot of basketball to be left to watch and enjoy and you can check out tips on the NBA here to further enjoy the action. While Xavier hoops does have some notable players, there aren't any currently in the playoffs right now, which is a shame.

So, let' celebrate the best players ever to play college basketball at Xavier.

5. Aaron Williams

Despite a great career at Xavier, Williams was not selected in the NBA undrafted. But that didn’t stop him from having one of the longest careers of any Xavier product. Williams spent 14 seasons in the NBA with then different teams. His longest stop was with the Nets, where he averaged 7.2 points in 336 games. He went to the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003 with those Nets. His shortest stint was one game with the Denver Nuggets.

4. Jordan Crawford

Crawford’s time at Xavier was short but spectacular. After transferring in from Indiana University when a coaching scandal rocked that school, Crawford suited up for the Musketeers for the 2009-10 season and averaged 20.5 points. His final game was likely his best, scoring 32 points in a double-overtime loss in the Sweet 16 against No. 2-seeded Kansas State.

3. Tyrone Hill

Hill is one the great rebounders in NCAA history. Hill finished his Xavier career with an amazing 2,003 points and 1,380 rebounds as he was part of both the school’s first NCAA tournament team in 1987 and very first Sweet 16 team back in 1990. This led the 6-foot-9 power forward to become the first NBA lottery pick from Xavier, he was taken 11th overall in the 1990 draft by the Golden State Warriors.

2. Brian Grant

Grant is one of the all-time great Musketeers basketball players. He was a 2-time Midwestern Collegiate Conference player of the year who finished with over 1,700 points and 1,000 rebounds in his 4 years at Xavier. At 6-foot-9, 254 pounds, his ability to rebound made him a valuable asset throughout a 12-season NBA career with five different teams. He managed to average a double-double for the Miami Heat in 2002-03

1. David West

One can make the case that he is the greatest player in Musketeers shool history. The 6-foot-9 forward was a consensus national player of the year and a first-team All-America selection in the 2002-03 season. He won a trio of Atlantic 10 Player of the Year awards and finished with a gaudy 2,132 career points and 1,308 rebounds.

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