We're told despite everything that's happened recently, West hasn't lost his touch ... and looking at footage that surfaced online this week, it's true.
In video posted on social media, the guy is able to hit several shots ... and his handles look great as well!!
Not only has West been training hard for his return, we're told he's also been speaking to the kids at the academy and shelling out advice on hoops.
Remember, DW -- the 24th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft -- played 8 seasons in the league for the Mavs, Celtics, Cavaliers, and SuperSonics ... but fell on hard times with mental struggles and substance abuse.