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Jerry West, pictured on the left holding a trophy, is outside of East Bank High School after leading his team to championship victory. West was the team's starting small forward. He was named All-State from 1953–56, then All-American in 1956 when he was West Virginia Player of the Year, becoming the state's first high-school player to score more than 900 points in a season.
The crowd gathered on the East Bank High School lawn to welcome home the state champions.  The State Champions Basketball Game was played at Mountaineer Field House in Morgantown, W. Va.