WVU 's Jerry West Powers to Basket, Morgantown, W. Va.
'West Virginia's Mr. Everything, Jerry West (44) slips by a Virginia Military (Institute) defender on his way to scoring one of the 12 field goals he scored 12/14. West was outscored by VMI's Joe Gedro (53) who tallied 30. WVU won, 91-76. UPI Telephoto.'
Willie Akers leads the team down the carpet and Jerry West is on the left. The carpet is rolled out before each home game for the WVU team to enter on to the court. This is one of the best traditions in NCAA basketball.
WVU Basketball Player Jerry West in Action vs. William & Mary
6' 3", 175- pound Jerry West battles 6-7, 230 pound Jeff Cohen for the rebound in Southern Conference tournament action. The Mountaineers, finalists in NCAA play, had a tough time squeezing past William & Mary in their conference semi-final, 85-82, as West scored 38 points.
WVU Basketball Player Jerry West Receives Congratulations, Beckley, W. Va.
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.
A photograph of Jerry West (second from right) standing with Louise Larkey (right) and Victor Larkey (far left) of Weirton, W. Va., Mrs. O. J. White (front left) of Morgantown, W. Va., and Red Lyons (rear right) of Raleigh County, W. Va.