21 Jalen James
Jalen  James


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
La Lumiere School

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 175




Men's Basketball Wins At Santa Clara, 75-63

Keith Fisher had career-highs of 15 points and 13 rebounds in the win.


Men's Basketball Beaten By San Diego, 81-64

Ryan Welage led the Spartans with 17 points.


Welage Drops 30 In Season Debut; Spartans Thump Antelope Valley, 97-45

The Spartans had 30 assists in the win.


Men's Hoops Ends Preseason With 90-40 Win

Ryan Welage and Keith Fisher each scored 16 points to lead SJSU.


Men's Basketball Takes Care Of Dominican, 95-61, In Exhibition

Jaycee Hillsman had a game-high 16 points for the Spartans.


San Jose State vs. Wyoming (USATSI)

Photos from San Jose State vs. Wyoming - Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018


SJSU vs. Nevada

Mountain West Basketball


San Jose State vs. Boise State

Feb. 25, 2017


USATSI Gallery - San Jose State @ San Diego State

USATSI Gallery - San Jose State @ San Diego State


Men's Basketball vs. San Jose State

Men's Basketball vs. San Jose State January 4, 2017

AT SJSU: Completed his final season in 2017-18 … Career averages of 5.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 117 games … A 2015 Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sports Scholar … Signed in April 2013 when he was rated as a three-star player by ESPN, Future150, Rivals and Scout ... #50 point guard in the nation by ESPN upon his arrival at SJSU.

2017-18: Competed in 27 games while making 19 starts … Averages of 4.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and a team-leading 2.4 assists per game … Four double-figure scoring games … Season-high 15 points against Antelope Valley … Season-highs of nine rebounds and eight assists versus Wyoming (1/27).

Played in all 30 games and made 17 starts … Averaged 6.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists for the year … Scored a career-high 23 points in the 92-82 win at home over Southern Utah (12/21) … Hit the go-ahead basket with 21 seconds left against Fresno State, then took a charge on the next Bulldogs possession to help secure a win over the rivals (1/7) … Was the team’s most accurate free throw shooter at 85.7 percent (48-56) on the year … Season-high seven rebounds in the win over West Coast Baptist (11/12) … Season-high seven assists in the win at Air Force (1/14) … Career-high four steals at Montana (12/7) … Played a season-high 32 minutes in the win at Idaho (11/29).

2015-16: Averaged 4.5 points and 1.9 rebounds over 23 games and six starts … Season-high 11 points in the win over Air Force (1/30) and at Wyoming (3/2) … Season-highs of 10 rebounds and four assists in the 68-63 win over Boise State (3/5) in the season finale … multiple assists in 10 games, including six straight (11/20-12/5) … Knocked down three from downtown at Wyoming (3/2).

2014-15: Used a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending ankle injury on December 3 ... Played and started at point guard in eight games ... Averaged 6.9 points and 3.9 rebounds ... Season-highs of five assists and seven rebounds in the season-opener versus Bethesda (11/14) ... 13 points, five rebounds versus Portland (11/16) ... 10 points, four assists, five rebounds at Cal State Fullerton (11/22) ... Six points, three rebounds in 14 minutes at UC Davis (12/3) before suffering the ankle injury.

Started all 29 games played ... Averaged 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game ... Recorded the second triple-double in school history with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a win at Houston ... Third triple-double in Mountain West history ... Named Mountain West Co-Player of the Week for his triple-double ... One of 10 players nationally with a triple-double (thru 3/9) ... hit the game-winning shot with 1.8 seconds left in a 66-64 win at Nevada ... Scored seven points in the game and grabbed his only offensive rebound with three seconds left ... Scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field against Milwaukee ... Led the team in scoring at Boise State with 12 points including 6-for-8 from the free throw line ... Added 11 points at Northern Illinois and at New Mexico and 10 points at Portland and versus #7 San Diego State and Utah State ... Grabbed eight rebounds at Portland, seven rebounds versus UC Davis, at New Mexico and against Fresno State and six rebounds in three games ... Seven assists against Colorado State (twice) and five assists against Milwaukee and UC Davis, at Utah State and versus Fresno state ... Two steals at Houston and at Nevada ... Played 38 minutes at Houston and 37 minutes against Milwaukee.

Played two seasons at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., for head coach Alan Huss ... Started his prep days at Hope Academy in Chicago ... 2012-13 team finished with a 27-6 record and a #20 ranking in ESPN 25 Power Rankings ... Team ranked #21 by USA Today.

 A sociology major ... Leader of the #BeSpecial movement ... Enjoys cooking, listening to music, playing basketball and playing video games in his free time ... The Chicago native remains active in his hometown community during breaks from school.