Xavier McDaniel (Basketball, 1981-85)

Known simply, and fondly, as "X" to Shocker fans, he was one of the most aggressive and physical players to ever put on a WSU uniform. One of only four Shockers to have his uniform number retired, McDaniel finished his brilliant career as the Shockersą all-time rebounding leader with 1,359 and second in scoring with 2,152 points. In 1985, he became the first player in NCAA history to lead the nation in scoring (27.2) and rebounding (14.8), while earning consensus first-team All-America honors. He twice led the nation in rebounding, averaging 14.4 rebounds in 1982-83 and 14.8 rebounds in 1984-85. He twice broke the 40-point barrier with 44 points against West Texas State and 43 against Bradley, and he scored 30 or more points 14 times in his career. McDaniel was three times a first-team All-MVC performer and was named MVC Player of the Year in 1984 and Ś85, while becoming only the third player in Missouri Valley history to score 2,000 points and have 1,000 rebounds. He was a first-round draft choice of the Seattle Supersonics in 1985. Inducted, 1991.
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