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Jerry West

Full name: Jerome Alan "Jerry" West
Nickname(s): Mr. Clutch, The Logo
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: May 28, 1938 in Cheylan, West Virginia, United States
Affiliations: University of West Virginia
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Coaching at Basketball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Biography

In the 1960 Olympics, Jerry West teamed with Oscar Robertson to form what may be the greatest guard tandem to ever play on a basketball team – amateur or pro. They were also both on the gold medal winning team at the 1959 Pan American Games. Through the 1970s, most basketball experts would say Robertson was the greatest guard to ever play basketball, but a few opted for West, and many basketball experts in the 1970s and 80s, if pressed to name their All-time, All-everything team, would start these same two guards. Jerry West came from West Virginia University where he starred on an NCAA runner-up, being named the NCAA Tournament's MVP. For 14 years, he performed his magic with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he became known as "Mr. Clutch". In the last few seconds, if the game was close, the Laker's main play was "Give the ball to Jerry!" West was 11 times NBA All-Star first-team, and twice second-team. He set NBA playoff records for field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws made, assists, and scoring average. His career playoff average was 29 points and in 1965, he set the still standing single-season playoff record by averaging 40.6 points for 11 games. After retiring as a player, West did some coaching for the Lakers. He was the head coach for three seasons, and later became an executive with the team, eventually moving onto the Memphis Grizzlies as Director of Basketball Operations.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1960 Summer 22 Roma Basketball United States USA Final Round Match #2 1 1960-09-08 USA 112, ITA 81 18
1960 Summer 22 Roma Basketball United States USA Final Round Match #4 1 1960-09-10 USA 90, BRA 63 8
1960 Summer 22 Roma Basketball United States USA Group B Match #1 1 1960-09-01 USA 104, YUG 42 14
1960 Summer 22 Roma Basketball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1960-09-02 USA 108, URU 50 11
1960 Summer 22 Roma Basketball United States USA Group B Match #6 1 1960-09-03 USA 81, URS 57 19
1960 Summer 22 Roma Basketball United States USA Group A Match #2 1 1960-08-26 USA 88, ITA 54 11
1960 Summer 22 Roma Basketball United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1960-08-27 USA 125, JPN 66 14
1960 Summer 22 Roma Basketball United States USA Group A Match #5 1 1960-08-29 USA 107, HUN 63 19
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