Jerry West Digital Collection

["Jerry West and teammates are pictured celebrating and drinking milk in a locker room with their coaches. The 1956 team secured the first ever state championship title for East Bank High School's basketball team.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."]

East Bank High School Basketball Team in the Locker Room during State Tournament

Identifier:
050525
Date:
1956
Description:
Jerry West and teammates are pictured celebrating and drinking milk in a locker room with their coaches. The 1956 team secured the first ever state championship title for East Bank High School's basketball team.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.
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