San Jose, Calif.—San Jose State head men’s basketball coach Dave Wojcik is making an immediate impact on the Spartan program by signing two three-star ranked guards by ESPN. Jalen James, a 6-3 point guard from La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., and Rashad Muhammad, a 6-5 shooting guard from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, have signed National Letters-of-Intent to play for San Jose State beginning with the 2013-14 season.
James is ranked as a three-star player by ESPN, Future150, Rivals and Scout and as the #50 point guard in the nation by ESPN. He played the past two seasons at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., and started his prep days at Hope Academy in Chicago. This past season, he helped lead the Lakers to a 27-6 record and a #20 ranking in the ESPN 25 Power Rankings and a #21 ranking by USA Today. His team played in the ESPN National High School Invitational earlier this month, and all six Lakers losses came to nationally ranked teams.
“Jalen can lead this team for the next four years,” said Wojcik. “He knows how to play and is exactly what I want in my point guard. He can score and is good with the ball in the open court. Jalen can be the next great point guard from the Chicago area and will make an immediate impact at San Jose State.”
Muhammad, the younger brother of former UCLA player Shabazz Muhammad, is ranked as a three-star player by ESPN, Future150, Rivals and Scout and as the #59 shooting guard in the nation by ESPN. He averaged 19 points per game and led his high school team to 29-3 record, a #15 ranking by USA Today and ESPN and back-to-back Division I (formerly 4A) state championships. He also averaged 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists his senior season.
“Rashad comes from a terrific basketball family,” said Wojcik. “He has terrific size for a wing player and can score from the perimeter or off the dribble. He has a high IQ for the game. I am really looking forward to coaching Rashad for the next four years.”
James and Muhammad are the first two signees for Coach Wojcik. The Spartans still have scholarships to grant by the May 15th deadline.
Season ticket deposits are being accepted now through the Spartan Ticket Office at (408) 924-SJTX. For just $50, you can reserve your ticket to see the 2013-14 Spartans in action.
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