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David Moorer West was born on the 29th August 1980 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. He is a professional basketball player, probably best known for playing in the position of power forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs. He is also known for winning the AP Player of the Year, as a college player for Xavier University. His basketball career in the NBA has been active since 2003.
Have you ever wondered how rich is David West? It is estimated by sources that David’s net worth is over $21 million as of early 2016, with the majority of this money being from his career as a professional NBA player.
David West Net Worth $21 Million
David West was born to Amos and Harriet West. He attended parallel Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina, and Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. During high school education, he started playing basketball, and for Hargrave, he received first-team all-state honors; beside that, he was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team. David continued to play when at Xavier University, from 1999 to 2003, when he graduated with a BA degree in Communications. While at college, he won the National Player of the Year awarded by Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association in 2003. He was also named thrice as Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the year, and won a Lowe Senior Class Award as one of the best basketball players in the country.
David’s professional career as a basketball player began in 2003, when he was selected by the New Orleans Hornets, as the 18th overall pick in the NBA 2003 Draft. West signed his rookie contract, which marked the beginning of an increasing overall net worth. He stayed with the Hornets for eight seasons, and his time with the Hornets increased his net worth to a large degree, as he signed new contract after the rookie one ended.
However, in 2011, he chose to opt out of contract with the Hornets, and became a free agent. It all resulted in signing a contract with the Indiana Pacers, worth $20 million for two years. After his initial contract ended with the Pacers, he signed an extension for $36.6 over a period of three years. However, in 2015, David used an option to become a free agent, and signed with the San Antonio Spurs for less money, but stated that he wanted to become an NBA Champion before he retires.
His best season in the NBA was the 2008-2009 season, while playing for the Hornets, averaging 21 points and 8.5 rebounds, and in that and the next year, David earned his two All-Star game appearances. To speak further of his accomplishments, West is the All Time leading scorer of the New Orleans Hornets – now the Pelicans – with 8,690 points. He has now played almost 1,000 games in the NBA.
When it comes to David West’s personal life, he has been married to Lesley West since 2003; the couple has two children. Spare time David spends playing the tuba and making mix-tapes just for enjoyment.