This year's signing class now numbers eight - four of whom are freshmen.
"All of these guys fit what we are looking for in terms of offense and defense." - Jean Prioleau
Ryan Welage earned a 4.0 GPA during fall semester while averaging over 18 points per game for SJSU men's basketball.
Head coach Jean Prioleau invited you to sign up for this summer's Team and Youth Camps at SJSU.
Join us Friday, January 19 for the next "Pre-Game with Prioleau."
Photos from San Jose State vs. Wyoming - Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
San Jose State at Boise State
Mountain West Basketball
Mountain West Basketball
"I want to thank President Papazian, Director of Athletics Marie Tuite and the advisory committee for their confidence in me. I am grateful to have the opportunity to lead, mentor and push our student-athletes to compete to the best of their ability," said Prioleau who signed a five-year contract.
"I'm looking forward to building a program the university and community will be proud of and to ensuring that we prepare our young men to succeed in the classroom and on the court," he added.
"After a thorough and exhaustive national search, we are thrilled and excited to welcome Coach Prioleau, his wife, Janelle, and their son, Elijah, to the Spartan family. Coach Prioleau is highly regarded as a player's coach from the time a player is recruited all the way through graduation and into a professional career. He's enjoyed consistent success, knows what it takes to take a program to the next level and has the energy and enthusiasm we want for our student-athletes, fans and campus community," says Tuite.
Jean and his wife Janelle have one son, Elijah (6). The Prioleau family resides in San Jose.
Season-by-Season with Jean Prioleau
eight 20-win seasons
|2017||Colorado||19-15||NIT 1st round|
|2016||Colorado||22-12||NCAA 1st round|
|2014||Colorado||23-12||NCAA 1st round|
|2013||Colorado||21-12||NCAA 2nd round|
|2012||Colorado||24-12||NCAA 3rd round|
|2006||Marquette||20-11||NCAA 1st round|
|2005||Wichita State||22-10||NIT 3rd round|
|2004||Wichita State||21-11||NIT 1st round|
|2003||Wichita State||18-12||NIT 1st round|
They Played for Coach Prioleau
|Player||NBA Draft, Year||Current NBA Team|
|G Derrick White||29th pick in 2017||San Antonio|
|G Alec Burks||12th pick in 2011||Utah|
|G Andre Roberson||26th pick in 2013||Oklahoma City|
|G Spencer Dinwiddie||38th pick in 2014||Brooklyn|
|G Cory Higgins||Played for Charlotte, 2012 & 2013
What They're Saying About Jean Prioleau
"Jean is an outstanding coach and recruiter! Also, he is a great family man with high character. He really relates well with young people. SJSU has the right man for its basketball program." - Former San Jose State University and current University of Colorado football head coach Mike MacIntyre
"Jean Prioleau has been ready to be a head coach for some time now. I believe that San José State hired one of the most underrated assistant coaches in the country. In our business there are just a handful people who can both coach and recruit at very high level. Jean Prioleau is one of those people. From that standpoint, San José State has made a home-run hire." - University of Colorado men's basketball coach Tad Boyle
"I knew Coach Prioleau when he was at TCU before he went to Colorado. So, I had a chance to see him grow as a coach while I was growing as a player. He knows so much about the game and he's a guy who taught me to play the game from the inside going out to the perimeter. He has definitely played a role in where I am today with my game. He pushed me doing drills and just nailing down every little detail. He used to always work the chair drill with me and I'll always remember that." - Andre Roberson, former University of Colorado player and current member of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder
"...He was instrumental in my development as a player. I'm very thankful for my time at Colorado and he was obviously a huge part of that. I appreciate him as a man, as a coach and as a player developer." - Spencer Dinwiddie, former University of Colorado player and current member of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.