Andrew Darius Goudelock is an American professional basketball player for the Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 3 in, he plays the shooting guard position, he played college basketball with the Charleston Cougars and was named the Southern Conference Player of the Year in 2011. Goudelock was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2011 NBA draft. Following a year with the Lakers, he spent a season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA Development League, winning the NBA Development League Most Valuable Player Award in 2013, he was re-signed by the Lakers towards the end of the 2012–13 season. Goudelock was and All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in 2015, as he reached the Euroleague Final Four with Fenerbahçe Ülker. Goudelock attended Stone Mountain High School under coach William Johnson, leading the Pirates to a 24–7 record as a senior while averaging 22.7 points per game and hitting 42.4 percent of his three-point attempts.
He was named Georgia 4A Player of the Year. Goudelock played college basketball for the College of Charleston; as a senior, he was the fourth highest scoring player in the nation. Goudelock's 40.7 percent three-point average was the nation's second highest. He was voted an All-America honorable mention by the Associated Press. On March 15, 2011, he scored 39 points, including shooting 8-15 on 3-pointers, in front of a sellout crowd in the first round of the NIT Tournament; the Cougars were playing the Dayton Flyers in the first round of the 2011 NIT Tournament. The game, which the Cougars won 94-84, was Goudelock's last game at home in Carolina First Arena. Goudelock became known for his tremendous range and his ability to hit three-pointers well beyond the college three-point line. One of Goudelock's breakout games came on January 4, 2010 against the Defending National Champions UNC, in which he hit a game-tying three with less than 3 seconds left and led the Cougars to an eventual 72-69 win in overtime at Carolina First Arena.
Goudelock was the 5th leading scorer in NCAA Division I for his senior year. During his four-year career, Goudelock appeared in 140 games, averaging 18.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Goudelock was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round as the 46th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Goudelock was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters. On December 17, he was assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders by the Lakers and was recalled the next day. While Steve Blake was injured he became the back up point guard. In his rookie season, Andrew Goudelock averaged 4.4 points in 10.5 minutes per game. Goudelock was waived by the Lakers on October 27, 2012. On November 2, 2012, he was drafted by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. On January 3, 2013, he was traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in a three-way trade involving Erie BayHawks. On February 4, Goudelock was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2013 D-League All-Star Game. However, due to injury, he was replaced by Travis Leslie.
On April 14, 2013, Goudelock re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers after Kobe Bryant suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury. He had just signed with Puerto Rico's Cangrejeros de Santurce, but turned around with the Lakers' offer. Goudelock afterwards played 6 minutes in the Lakers' final game of the season against the Houston Rockets, another 6 in the second game of the playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs. On April 25, Goudelock was named the 2012–13 NBA Development League Most Valuable Player Award for his earlier play with Rio Grande Valley and Sioux Falls. With Lakers guards Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks out with injuries, Goudelock started with fellow second-year guard Darius Morris in Game 3 of the first round of the 2013 playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs. In his first playoff start, Goudelock scored a career-high 20 points, but the Lakers lost 120–89 for their worst home playoff loss in franchise history. In Game 4, Goudelock scored 14 points in an 82-103 defeat.
The guard said, "We threw a team together", but considered his NBA call-up a learning experience. On July 26, 2013, Goudelock signed a one-year deal with UNICS Kazan. On April 27, 2014 he was named the VTB United League MVP, after he averaged 20.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in the VTB United League regular season. For the entire VTB United League season, regular season and playoffs combined, he averaged 19.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.7 steals per game in 22 games played. After having the best season in his career, he was named to the All-EuroCup First Team and selected the season MVP of Europe's 2nd-tier competition, the EuroCup. In the EuroCup, he averaged 18.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.8 steals per game in 24 games played. On July 2, 2014, Goudelock signed a two-year deal with the Turkish Basketball Super League team Fenerbahçe Ülker. In a roster full of talent like Jan Veselý, Nemanja Bjelica, Bogdan Bogdanović, Ricky Hickman and others, Goudelock emerged as a first scoring option for one of the most demanding and greatest European head coaches, Željko Obradović.
He was named the EuroLeague MVP of the Week of the Round 2, after putting up 27 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, for a total index rating of 30, in his second EuroLeague game against Turów Zgorzelec. On November 13, 2014, Goudelock set the EuroLeague record since the 2000–01 season in three point field goals made, with 10, in a 93–86 victory over FC Bayern Munich, he finished the game with 34 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, for a total index rating of 40. For such a perform
Richard Morrow Groat is a former two-sport athlete best known as a shortstop in Major League Baseball. He played for four National League teams the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, was named the league's Most Valuable Player in 1960 after winning the batting title with a.325 average for the champion Pirates. From 1956 to 1962 he teamed with second baseman Bill Mazeroski to give Pittsburgh one of the game's strongest middle infields. Groat led the NL in putouts four times and in assists twice. At the end of his career he ranked ninth in major league history in games at shortstop and fourth in double plays, was among the NL career leaders in putouts and total chances. An excellent basketball player, Groat attended Duke University and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, he was twice an All-American at Duke and was voted as the Helms National Player of the Year in 1952 after averaging 25.2 points per game. He played one season as a guard in the National Basketball Association. In 2011 Groat was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming the first man inducted into both the college basketball and college baseball halls of fame.
From 1969 to 2019 he was the color commentator for Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball radio broadcasts. Groat was signed by Pirates general manager Branch Rickey just days after graduating from Duke, where he had been a 2-time All-American in basketball and baseball. Both the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Giants were interested in him, but he had always hoped to play for the Pirates after growing up a few miles away from Forbes Field, he broke in with the Pirates in June, never playing in the minor leagues, batted.284 over the rest of the year. Afterwards, he pursued his basketball career before serving two years in the Army, he led Fort Belvoir teams to worldwide Army championships in both sports, the first time a single base had won both titles in the same year, hitting.362 in baseball and averaging 35 points per game in basketball. Returning to the Pirates in 1955, he batted second for the team, with leadoff hitter Bill Virdon recalling his particular skill at the hit and run; that year he led the NL in putouts for the first time.
In 1956, he set the all-time record for most at bats in a season without stolen base. He batted.315 in 1957, along with a career high of 7 home runs. In 1958 he again hit.300, led the NL in putouts and double plays as the Pirates finished in second place, the first time they had placed higher than seventh since 1949. He led the NL in putouts and double plays again in 1959, made his first of five All-Star teams. In the ensuing offseason he was nearly traded for Roger Maris, but the deal was cancelled by manager Danny Murtaugh. Groat responded with his best year as team captain, becoming the first Pirate to be named MVP since Paul Waner in their last pennant year of 1927, the first right-handed Pirates hitter to win the batting title since Honus Wagner in 1911, he missed a few weeks late in the season after having his wrist broken by a Lew Burdette pitch on September 6. In the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees, he tied Game 1 at 1-1 with a first-inning double and scored to give Pittsburgh the lead.
In Game 7, he had an RBI single and scored in the eighth inning, in which the Pirates scored five runs to take a 9-7 lead. In 1961 Groat batted.275, together with Mazeroski led the league in double plays. In 1962 he batted.294, finishing third in the league in doubles, led the NL in putouts and double plays. In November 1962, in the hope of bolstering the team's pitching, general manager Joe L. Brown traded him to the Cardinals in exchange for Don Cardwell. Groat was hurt by the trade, having hoped to become a coach and manager after retiring, severed all contact with the team until a 1990 reunion of the 1960 champions, he had another outstanding year in 1963, finishing fourth in the league with a.319 batting average – just seven points behind champion Tommy Davis – and collecting 201 hits. He led the NL with 43 doubles, was third with a personal high of 11 triples. In 1964 he batted.292 for the pennant-winning Cardinals, again leading the league in assists and double plays and making his last All-Star team.
In the World Series against the Yankees, he reached base on Bobby Richardson's error in the sixth inning of Game 4, scored on Ken Boyer's grand slam in the 4-3 St. Louis victory. Groat tagged out Mickey Mantle in the third inning of that game on a pickoff play, he scored in the 3-run tenth inning of Game 5, a 5-2 win, had an RBI groundout in the final 7-5 win in Game 7. After hitting.254 in 1965, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in a six-player deal. He batted.265 for the 1966 Phillies, his contract was sold to the Giants in June 1967. In a fourteen-season career, Groat compiled a.286 batting average with 2138 hits, 39 home runs, 829 runs, 707 runs batted in, 352 doubles and 14 stolen bases in 1929 games. 5-time All-Star Led NL in singles Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated thr
Hot Rod Hundley
Rodney Clark "Hot Rod" Hundley was an American professional basketball player and television broadcaster. Hundley was the No. 1 pick of the 1957 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals out of West Virginia University. In 2003, Hundley received the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Hundley's life revolved around the game of basketball, his love and talent for the game led him to achieve honors in high school and most notably during his college years. At West Virginia University, Hundley played to packed crowds at the Old Field House, his dribbling antics and daredevil maneuvers on the floor led to his popular nickname, "Hot Rod". He became known as a broadcaster for the Utah Jazz. Hundley was raised by various families in West Virginia. In high school, Hundley lived alone. A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Hundley showed evident talent for the game during his youth. At Charleston High School in West Virginia he averaged 30 points per game, breaking the state's four-year scoring record in just three years.
He was offered many scholarships to universities. Hundley played for WVU from 1954 to 1957; the Mountaineers made their first NCAA appearance and three total appearances between 1955 and 1957. During his junior year, Hundley averaged 13.1 rebounds per game. He scored more than 40 points in a game six times, which led to the Mountaineers scoring over 100 points in nine games; the Mountaineers were ranked No. 20 in the nation in 1955 and No. 4 in 1956. Hundley holds a varsity school record with 54 points in a single game against Furman and holds a freshmen team record of 62 points against Ohio; as a sophomore in 1955, Hundley averaged 23.7 points per game and 8.1 rebounds in 30 games, 27 of which he started. Hundley scored 24 points against Wake Forest followed up with 30 against Alabama, he scored another 47 points against Wake Forest two games later. He followed up with 24 points against Cornell 38 points against NYU. Two games he scored 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Carnegie Tech, he followed up three games with 30 points against VMI.
He had 17 points against Virginia Tech and 25 points with 11 rebounds against Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl. He had 35 points in a loss to Duke, he had 21 against Penn State, 28 against Washington & Lee, 23 against William & Mary, 35 points with 13 rebounds against Pitt. He followed the five-game stretch with 39 points and 10 rebounds against George Washington 25 points and 7 rebounds against Rutgers, he had 27 points and 9 rebounds against VMI, 27 points and 12 rebounds against Washington & Lee, 30 points and 12 rebounds against George Washington. In the Southern Conference tournament, Hundley had the opportunity to set the tournament scoring record with two free throws in the final seconds of a game against George Washington with the Mountaineers having the game won. However, Hundley shot a behind-the-back shot that both resulted in air balls; as a junior in 1956, Hundley set 13.1 rebounds per game. Hundley's first six games of the season had scores of 34 points, 20 points, 27 points, 40 points, 20 points, 21 points.
He had games of 23 points and 29 points against Columbia and Washington & Lee. He followed up with 17 points & 9 rebounds against Villanova, 25 points & 10 rebounds against La Salle a career-game of 24 points, 26 rebounds & 9 assists against VMI, he had 28 points against Carnegie Tech and 29 points, 5 rebounds & 4 assists against Penn State. He followed it up with 29 points against Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl, 35 points & 6 rebounds against Furman, 28 points against VMI, 25 points & 24 rebounds against Richmond, he followed up with 25 points against Penn State and 28 points, 13 rebounds & 7 assists against Virginia Tech. He continued with 38 points against William & Mary, 40 points & 13 rebounds against St. John's, 31 points & 13 rebounds against William & Mary, 40 points & 7 rebounds against Pitt, he had a season-high 42 points & 9 rebounds against Furman 26 points against Richmond. In his final collegiate season, in 1957, Hundley averaged 10.5 rebounds per game. He began his senior season with 23 points and 9 rebounds in the first game, 25 points and 13 rebounds in the second game, 28 points and 12 rebounds in the third game of the season.
In the next contest against Penn State, Hundley totaled 16 rebounds. He had 25 points and 10 rebounds in the 83-82 upset over the Duke Blue Devils, he had consecutive games of 24 points, the first with 9 rebounds and the second with 12. In the January 5 game against Furman, Hundley scored a career-high 54 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the victory, a school record for points in a game, he followed the game up with a game of 32 points and the following game with 34 points and 15 rebounds against Villanova. He had three games of 21 points, 19 points and 18 points, he had a game of 30 points with 13 points against St. John's followed by a game of 34 points and 10 rebounds against VMI, he had a five-game stretch of 32 points, 28 points, 23 points, 39 points, 27 points and 19 rebounds. Hundley was the fourth player in NCAA history to score more than 2,000 points during his career—and he did it in three years, because freshman could not play varsity basketball, he averaged 24.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game for three seasons and finished his collegiate career with 2,180 points.
He was a two-time, first team All-American and holds eight school records. He remains the only Mountaineer to be drafted first overall in an NBA draft. Once on a trip back to West Virginia to play in a charity game at the
The small forward known as the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. Small forwards are shorter and leaner than power forwards and centers, but taller and larger than either of the guard positions; the small forward is considered to be the most versatile of the five main basketball positions. In the NBA, small forwards range from 6' 6" to 6' 10" while in the WNBA, small forwards are between 5' 11" to 6' 2". Small forwards are responsible for scoring points, defending and as secondary or tertiary rebounders behind the power forward and center, although a few have considerable passing responsibilities. Many small forwards in professional basketball are prolific scorers; the styles with which small forwards amass their points vary widely. Some players at the position are accurate shooters, others prefer to initiate physical contact with opposing players, still others are slashers who possess jump shots. In some cases, small forwards position as off-the-ball specialists.
Small forwards who are defensive specialists are versatile as they can guard multiple positions using their size and strength
1956–57 NCAA University Division men's basketball season
This was the first year where NCAA basketball was split into two levels of play – the University and College divisions. The top 20 from the AP Poll during the pre-season. Frank McGuire brought the ACC its first National Championship as his undefeated North Carolina Tar Heels defeated Wilt Chamberlain and the Kansas Jayhawks in what is considered one of the best games in NCAA history – a 54–53 triple–overtime thriller. Chamberlain was named tournament Most Outstanding Player. Played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri Third Place – San Francisco 67, Michigan State 60 Bradley won its first NIT title, defeating Memphis State in a one-point contest. Memphis State's Win Wilfong won the MVP in a losing cause as he poured in 89 points in the Tigers' four games, including 31 in the final. Played at Madison Square Garden in New York City Third Place – Temple 67, St. Bonaventure 50 Helms Foundation Player of the Year: Lennie Rosenbluth, North Carolina UPI Player of the Year: Chet Forte, Columbia UPI Coach of the Year: Frank McGuire, North Carolina Robert V. Geasey Trophy: Guy Rodgers, Temple NIT/Haggerty Award: Chet Forte, Columbia
UNC Greensboro Spartans men's basketball
The UNCG Spartans men's basketball team represents the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in NCAA Division I. The school's team competes in the Southern Conference; the school The Women's College of The University of North Carolina, allowed male students beginning 1965-66 and started a men's basketball program the following year. The first coach was an instructor in the Physical Education program, the assistant was an administrator in the Chancellor's office, with some limited experience from the University of Kansas basketball program. Games were scheduled with Belmont Abbey, Guilford, a few other small colleges. Players came from already-enrolled students. No records of results are available. On March 2, 1996, men's basketball knocked off Liberty, 79–53, to claim the Big South Tournament Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in Division I; the Spartans lost to Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament, 66–61. The five seniors from the team had their numbers honored.
Scott Hartzell finished his career as the men's basketball's all-time leading scorer with 1,539. On March 4, 2001, the men's basketball team won its first Southern Conference championship on David Schuck's buzzer-beating layup; the team went on to play top-ranked Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, its second trip to the "Big Dance" in five years. Guard Nathan Jameson was named first-team Verizon Academic All-America. On December 31, 2005, UNCG hosted top-ranked Duke at the Greensboro Coliseum in front of a record crowd of 21,124; the near capacity crowd was the largest to see a UNCG athletic event. Mike Dement served as the architect of the program in its move to Division I, he was the Spartans' head coach from 1991–95, leading them from a team with no conference affiliation to the top of the Big South Conference regular season standings in just four seasons. In his last two seasons at UNCG, Dement's teams went 38–18, including a school-record 23 wins in 1994–95; that year, his team won the Big South Conference's regular season title and was the runner up in the conference tournament.
The team received votes in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches' polls for the first time in school history during that record-setting season. In 1991, Peele accepted an assistant's job at the UNC-Greensboro. After four years with the Spartans, Peele was promoted to replace former head coach Mike Dement, who had left to take over the men's basketball program at SMU. In Peele's first season, only the second year in which UNC-Greensboro was eligible for Division I postseason competition, the Spartans won the Big South Conference regular season and tournament championships. In the NCAA tournament, UNC-Greensboro were the 15th seed in the Southeast region, fell in the first round to the Cincinnati Bearcats. After 1996, Peele had little success with the Spartans. UNC-Greensboro followed up their Big South championship with a 10–20 regular season, left the Big South in 1997 to join the Southern Conference; the Spartans finished at or near the bottom of their division in both of their first two seasons in the SoCon, after four years in Greensboro, Peele left the Spartans and took an assistant's job with the Virginia Tech Hokies.
McCaffery guided UNC-Greensboro from 1999 to 2005, where he posted a 90–87 record in six seasons. In his first year at the helm, Greensboro compiled a 15–13 record overall and a 9–7 Southern Conference mark, good for third place in the North Division, it was the 18th-most improved record nationally among NCAA Division I teams. In McCaffery's second season, he guided the Spartans to success with a 19–12 record and the 2001 SoCon Tournament Championship; the Spartans defeated Chattanooga, 67–66, in the finals and received the SoCon's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The following year McCaffery led the Spartans to their first 20-win season since joining the conference, it marked the first time. After falling to eventual tournament champion Davidson in the conference tournament semifinals, the Spartans were awarded a berth into the 2002 NIT, where they lost to eventual champion Memphis. In his final year in Greensboro, McCaffery brought the Spartans to the brink of the NCAA Tournament before a SoCon Championship game loss to Chattanooga.
He led UNCG to a victory over Davidson in the semifinals, defeating a team, 16–0 in conference play. A big part of that success was SoCon Freshman of the Year Kyle Hines. Hines set UNCG and SoCon records for blocked shots, broke several other UNCG single-game and freshman single-season marks. In his first season back at UNCG, Dement led a young Spartan squad to a 12–19 mark, he had two players earning all-conference status in Ricky Hickman and Kyle Hines, another earning SoCon All-Freshman honors. Early in the season, UNCG won on the road at East Carolina and at home against a Gardner-Webb team that had gone right down to the buzzer with North Carolina two weeks earlier, but like many young squads do, the Spartans had their struggles down the stretch and a 7–3 start—one of the best in school history—was forgotten with February's fumbles. Yet still, 10th-seeded UNCG knocked off seventh-seeded Western Carolina in the opening round of the conference tournament and had three shots at the end of regulation to beat second-seeded Elon, only to fall in overtime in the SoCon quarterfinals.
In 2006–07, Dement guided the Spartans to a 16–14 mark, including a second-place finish in the Southern Conference's Northern Division. Hines, only a junior, earned Southern Conference Player of the Year and Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention status – a pair of firsts in the history of the UNCG program; the Spartans were considered by many to be th
Jerry Alan West is an American basketball executive and former player who played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. His nicknames included 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. West played the small forward position early in his career, he was a standout at East Bank High School and at West Virginia University, where he led the Mountaineers to the 1959 NCAA championship game, he earned the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor despite the loss. He embarked on a 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, was the co-captain of the 1960 U. S. Olympic gold medal team, a squad, inducted as a unit into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. West's NBA career was successful. Playing the guard position, he was voted 12 times into the All-NBA First and Second Teams, was elected into the NBA All-Star Team 14 times, was chosen as the All-Star MVP in 1972, the same year that he won the only title of his career.
West holds the NBA record for the highest points per game average in a playoff series with 46.3. He was a member of the first five NBA All-Defensive Teams, which were introduced when he was 32 years old. Having played in nine NBA Finals, he is the only player in NBA history to be named Finals MVP despite being on the losing team. West was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980 and voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history in 1996. After his playing career ended, West took over as head coach of the Lakers for three years, he earned a Western Conference Finals berth once. Working as a player-scout for three years, West was named general manager of the Lakers prior to the 1982–83 NBA season. Under his reign, Los Angeles won six championship rings. In 2002, West became general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies and helped the franchise win their first-ever playoff berths. For his contributions, West won the NBA Executive of the Year Award twice, once as a Lakers manager and as a Grizzlies manager.
West's son, played college basketball for West Virginia. Jerome Alan West was born into a poor household in West Virginia, he was the fifth of six children of Cecil Sue West, a housewife, Howard Stewart West, a coal mine electrician. West was an aggressive child in his youth, until his brother's death in the Korean War aged 21 turned him into a shy and introverted boy when Jerry was 12/13, he was so small and weak that he needed lots of vitamin injections from his doctor and was kept apart from children's sports, to prevent him from getting injured. Growing up, West spent his days hunting and fishing, but his main activity was shooting at a basketball hoop that a neighbor had nailed to his storage shed. West spent days shooting baskets from every possible angle, ignoring mud and snow in the backyard, as well as his mother's whippings when he came home hours late for dinner. West attended East Bank High School in East Bank, West Virginia from 1952 to 1956. During his first year, he was benched by his coach Duke Shaver due to his lack of height.
Shaver emphasized the importance of conditioning and defense, which were lessons that the teenager appreciated. West soon became the captain of the freshman team, during the summer of 1953 he grew to 6 ft 0 in. West became the team's starting small forward, he established himself as one of the finest West Virginia high school players of his generation, he was named All-State from 1953–56 All-American in 1956 when he was West Virginia Player of the Year, becoming the state's first high-school player to score more than 900 points in a season, with an average of 32.2 points per game. West's mid-range jump shot became his trademark and he used it to score while under pressure from opposing defenses. West led East Bank to a state championship on March 24 that year, prompting East Bank High School to change its name to "West Bank High School" every year on March 24 in honor of their basketball prodigy; this practice remained in effect until the school closed in 1999. West graduated from East Bank High School in 1956, more than 60 universities showed interest in him.
He chose to stay in his home state and attend West Virginia University, located in Morgantown. In his freshman year, West was a member of the WVU freshman squad that achieved a perfect record of 17 wins without a loss over the course of the season. In his first varsity year under head coach Fred Schaus, West scored 17.8 points per game and averaged 11.1 rebounds. These performances earned him a multitude of honors, among them an All-American Third Team call-up; the Mountaineers went 26–2 that year, ending the season with a loss to Manhattan College in post-season tournament play. During his junior year, West scored 26.6 points per game