Jerry West, 1959 West Virginia runner-up team honored Saturday

MORGANTOWN — Jerry West and members of the 1958-’59 NCAA national championship runner-up team were honored with other WVU men’s basketball alumni during halftime.

West spoke to members of the team following a practice on Friday.

“I was in awe” WVU forward Derek Culver said. “Every word he said was legendary in my book. It was like wow, Jerry West — he’s in the flesh.”

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