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Jerry West (1938)close

Jerry West was born in Chelyan, West Virginia, attended East Bank High School, and led his team to a state basketball championship in his senior year. He was the first West Virginia scholastic player to score more than 900 points in one season. He went on to play basketball at West Virginia University, and in his junior year, he led the team to the NCAA finals and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. In his senior year, he was a consensus All-American. After college, he played for the 1960 gold medal team in the Rome Olympics, and then for 14 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was named to the all-NBA First Team 10 times, and selected to 14 All-Star teams.

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