Eric West Jr. has definitely stepped out of his comfort zone during his time at IU.
The oldest of three, West spent his childhood between Indianapolis and Las Vegas. Raised by a single mother, West was forced to grow up at an early age, serving as a both a big brother and father figure to his two younger siblings.
Although his mother attended a couple of years of college, she never completed her college degree. But she always encouraged her son to, telling him, ‘I can see it in you, you are going to be successful.’”
“I started preparing for college at a very early age,” West said. “Because in my family a lot of people don’t go to college, especially males in our family. I want to be the outreach of my family and do something with my life in a positive way.”