Hot Rod Hundley Statue Unveiling

Two weekends ago, West Virginia University unveiled the newly built statue of WVU basketball legend Hot Rod Hundley. I talked to the sculptor and project manager of the statue, and was on hand for the 30-minute press conference that surrounded the unveiling. Tony Caridi, AD Shane Lyons, Jerry West and Hundley’s oldest daughter Kimberly spoke about Number 33.

 

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WVU basketball head coach Bob Huggins speaks momentarily after the tarp covering the new Hot Rod Hundley statue was removed.  Photos by Ryan Decker

 

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WVU legend Jerry West returned to the Mountain State for the first time since last season for the unveiling of his former teammate’s statue.  Photo by Ryan Decker

 

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WVU Athletic Director Shane Lyons (right) hands a miniature statue to Hundley’s oldest daughter, Kimberly.  Photo by Ryan Decker

 

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Ken Kendrick (far left) poses with Hundley’s three daughters and Shane Lyons (far right) soon after the unveiling.  Photo by Ryan Decker

 

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From left to right: AD Shane Lyons, Ken Kendrick, Jerry West, Bob Huggins, and members of Hundley’s family.  Photo by Ryan Decker

 

 

 

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