West has played internationally since 2011 after playing 162 games in NBA 2007-2011, mostly with the Hawks. West, 31, has a distinctive place in Tech basketball history. A graduate of Douglas County High, West came to Tech as a walk-on, earned a scholarship and ultimately played 103 games for coach Paul Hewitt, winning playing time with his defensive pressure. He served as team captain as a senior, the 2006-07 season. He made dean’s list and graduated with a degree in management.
He continued his underdog journey with the Hawks, making the team as an undrafted rookie and playing in four NBA seasons.