Men's Basketball Signs 6-4 JC Guard

San Jose—Devante Wilson, a 6-4 guard from Lee College (Baytown, Texas), has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play men’s basketball at San Jose State University beginning with the 2013-14 season, as announced by Spartan head coach Dave Wojcik.

Wilson played the past two seasons at Lee College.  He played in 22 games in 2012-13, averaging 10.0 points per game while shooting 40.6 percent from the field, 39.8 percent from three-point range, and 73.3 percent from the free throw line.  Wilson helped lead his team to its first-ever Region XIV championship and the school’s first berth to the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. 

Originally from Muskogee, Okla., Wilson played at Muskogee High School where he averaged 17.6 points and 8.5 rebounds his senior year.  He was an All-Phoenix selection and played at the 2011 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State game.  He scored 12 points for the East team in the large-school division game.

“Devante is an outstanding shooter with terrific range,” said Wojcik.  “He has a scorers’ mentality on the court and is able to defend multiple positions.  He comes from a good program at Lee College.  Devante has great character and energy level, and he brings experience to our team next year.”

Wilson joins five others who have signed to be part of Coach Wojcik’s first recruiting class – Matt Pollard, 6-11 center from Kashmere HS in Houston, Brandon Mitchell, a 6-5 forward from Ridgeway HS in Memphis, Isaac Thornton, a 6-3 guard from Sam Houston HS in San Antonio, 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.  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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