Jerry West Digital Collection

Search Constraints

You searched for: Personal Names West, Jerry, 1938- Remove constraint Personal Names: West, Jerry, 1938- Projects West Virginia History OnView Remove constraint Projects: West Virginia History OnView Projects Jerry West Remove constraint Projects: Jerry West Topical Subjects WVU--Student Portraits--T-Z. Remove constraint Topical Subjects: WVU--Student Portraits--T-Z. Topical Subjects Basketball players--West Virginia--Morgantown. Remove constraint Topical Subjects: Basketball players--West Virginia--Morgantown.
Number of results to display per page

Search Results

Jerry West played basketball for WVU from 1956-1960 during which time he had a number of achievements in the sport with the team.  He later played for the LA Lakers in the NBA before becoming a coach and manager.
The photograph was taken while West was driven through the streets of Beckley by a very proud fan following West Virginia University's amazing run in the 1959 NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Mountaineers make it to the National Championship game, losing to California by one point. West was named the MVP of the tournament. The others in the photograph are not identified.