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High School Senior Portrait of Jerry West.  West graduated from East Bank High School in 1956 and after a large number of universities showed interest in him, West chose to attend West Virginia University.
East Bank High School's Gary Stover, No. 17, and Morgantown's Jay Jacobs, No. 3, jump for a rebound during the championship game. Jerry West, not pictured, was also playing at this game as the team's starting small forward.West led East Bank High School to victory at this game, scoring 43 of the 71 points against Morgantown. The final score was 71-56. It was the first time East Bank High School won the state championship title.
West's jersey number 44 was officially retired prior to the Mountaineers' basketball game against LSU.
West, left, flies past Louisville's John Turner during the 1959 NCAA Semi-Finals. The Mountaineers won this game 93-78, with 38 points scored by West alone.