Jerry West Digital Collection

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West was from Chelyan, West Virginia in Kanawha County. He was a graduate of East Bank High School and the older brother of basketball legend Jerry West. In 1951 during the Korean War, David was mortally wounded in action.
During the 50th Anniversary celebration of the East Bank High School Alumni Association,  the changing of the town's name from East Bank to West Bank on March 24, 1956 was remembered. The one day renaming was to honor East Bank High School All-State Basketball player Jerry West who lead the Pioneers to a West Virginia State Basketball Championship that year. Jerry West is seated to the left and Mary Pat Maloney is at the podium.
David West, older brother of Jerry West was an outstanding student leader and athlete at East Bank High School.
Sculpted by Jamie Lester, the statue was unveiled February 14, 2007 and stands outside the West Virginia University Coliseum.
Jerry West is second row from the top and first on the left. No others are identified.
Chick Hearn called the play by play action during the Lakers broadcasts from 1965 until his death in 2002.