Jerry West Receives More Accolades

Morgantown, WV – The legend of Jerry West only continues to grow. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, West will receive his third Naismith Hall of Fame enshrinement – this time as a contributor to the game of basketball.

West, 85, is a native of Chelyan, West Virginia, and was a star guard for the West Virginia Mountaineers from 1957-160, and then went to play for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1960-1974. While with the Lakers, he was a 14-time NBA All-Star and considered one of the greatest professional players ever. Since retiring as a player, he has been active in the NBA as an executive with the LA Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers.

West’s previous two enshrinements were as a player in 1979, and in 2010 as a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic team.

(Photo via West Virginia University) 

 

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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!