Jerry West

Jerry West

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Jerry West is a 78 year old American Basketballer born on 28th May, 1938 in Cheylan, West Virginia. His zodiac sign is Gemini

Jerry West is a member of the following lists: United States men's national basketball team players, Basketball players at the 1959 NCAA Men's Division I Final Four and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees.


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First Name Jerry
Middle Name Alan
Last Name West
Full Name at Birth Jerry Alan West
Alternative Name Mr. Clutch, Zeke from Cabin Creek
Age 78 years
Birthday 28th May, 1938
Birthplace Cheylan, West Virginia
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight 175lbs (79 kg)
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
High School East Bank in East Bank, West Virginia
University West Virginia University
Occupation Basketball
Basketball Position Guard
NBA First Game Date 19th October, 1960
Draft Los Angeles Lakers, 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall), 1960 NBA Draft
Hall of Fame Inducted as Player in 1980

Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His nicknames include "Mr. Clutch", for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation, such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks; "The Logo", in reference to his silhouette being incorporated into the NBA logo; "Mr. Outside", in reference to his perimeter play with the Los Angeles Lakers; and "Zeke from Cabin Creek", for the creek near his birthplace of Chelyan, West Virginia. Playing the small forward position early in his career, West was a standout at East Bank High School and at West Virginia University, leading the Mountaineers to the 1959 NCAA championship game, earning the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor despite the loss. He then embarked on a 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and was the co-captain of the 1960 U.S. Olympic gold medal team in Rome, a squad that would be inducted as a unit into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

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wjerryzAug 15

One of the very greatest in basketball

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