NBA star returns to Baylor as student manager
David Wesley left Baylor 33 hours shy of a degree in 1993 to begin an NBA career that would last 14 seasons with the Nets, Celtics, Hornets, Rockets and Cavaliers. Now he’s back to finish his education — and in his spare time, assist head coach Scott Drew as a student manager.
Drew points to Wesley as an excellent role model, both in his athletic success and in his determination to come back and finish his degree. Add all that to his willingness to help out the men’s basketball program, and you can understand why Drew is “extremely excited to have David come back to Baylor.”
Wesley, a member of Baylor’s All-Centennial Basketball Team, played three seasons at Baylor after transferring from Temple College. The Longview, Texas, native still ranks among the program’s career leaders in assists (4th), steals (4th), 3-pointers made (t-9th) and points scored (10th). He finished his NBA career among the league’s all-time top 100 in 3-point field goals (35th), steals (57th) and assists (84th), helping lead his teams to eight playoff appearances.
Sic ’em, David Wesley, and welcome back!