Men's Basketball Signs Guard from San Antonio

San Jose, Calif.—Isaac Thornton, a 6-3 guard from Sam Houston High School in San Antonio, has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play men’s basketball at San Jose State University starting 2013-14, as announced by Spartan head coach Dave Wojcik.

Thornton is a three-year starter for the Hurricanes under head coach and his father Ike Thornton.  Isaac is a 2013 All-State selection by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and a two-time 3A District 28 Most Valuable Player.  The three-year starter averaged 17.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game his senior season as he helped lead his team to three-straight Region IV-3A tournament appearances.  This season’s team, ranked fourth in Texas with a 21-7 record, lost in the regional final, while the previous two teams advanced to the regional semifinal game.  Thornton was a 2013 Class 3A Express-News All-Area team selection.

“Isaac embodies everything I want in a student-athlete,” said Wojcik.  “He is a terrific person, student and basketball player.  He is a very athletic and skilled guard who is able to score with his jump shot or take it to the basket.  Isaac will represent the San Jose State basketball program, the university and the community exceptionally well.  I am delighted that Isaac will be a part of the San Jose State family.”

Thornton joins Jalen James, 6-3 point guard from La Lamiere School in La Porte, Ind., and Rashad Muhammad, a 6-5 shooting guard from Bishop Gorman HS in Las Vegas, as part of Coach Wojcik’s first recruiting class.  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 in the Mountain West Conference.

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