Jerry West Digital Collection

["A referee and teammates come to West's aid during a high school basketball game.West was the East Bank High School'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 1956 team secured the first ever state championship title for East Bank High School's basketball team. "]

An Injured Jerry West during a High School Basketball Tournament Game

Identifier:
050516
Date:
1956
Description:
A referee and teammates come to West's aid during a high school basketball game.West was the East Bank High School'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 1956 team secured the first ever state championship title for East Bank High School's basketball team.
Topical Subjects:
Basketball players. and Basketball teams--West Virginia--East Bank
Personal Names:
West, Jerry, 1938-
Corporate Names:
West Virginia University--Alumni and alumnae.
Medium:
print