From the time he entered old Akron West High in 1930, Andy Averitt seldom settled for anything less than the best during the remainder of his prep career. With 6'4-1/2", 215-pound Averitt at fullback, West won the City Series football championship in 1931 and shared the 1932 title with North. However, basketball was his game. With Averitt leading the way, West made it look easy in becoming the first Akron team to win a Class A (now Class AAA) state high school title in 1932. He was selected to the all-tournament team just as he was in 1933 when West made its third of five straight trips to Columbus. Hi competitive playing days were ended by tuberculosis two months after he had started classes at the University of Toledo.