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Jerry West

This article is about the basketball player. For the children's books author using the pen name Jerry West, see Andrew E. Svenson.
Jerry West
West in 2010
Personal information
Born (1938-05-28) May 28, 1938 (age 82)
Chelyan, West Virginia
Nationality American
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Career information
High school East Bank
(East Bank, West Virginia)
College West Virginia (1956–1960)
NBA draft 1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Pro career 1960–1974
Position Shooting guard / point guard
Number 44
Coaching career 1976–1979
Career history
As player:
19601974 Los Angeles Lakers
As coach:
19761979 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As executive:

Career statistics
Points 25,192 (27.0 ppg)
Rebounds 5,366 (5.8 rpg)
Assists 6,238 (6.7 apg)
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame as player