Men's Hoops Shows Up-Tempo Game In Scrimmage

            A fast-paced brand of play with positives on offense and defense characterized the San Jose State University men's basketball public scrimmage at The Event Center.

"There was good energy. We can play a more athletic style with this team. That's a work in progress, but I think we showed some positive things. We have it (the scrimmage) on film and we can watch it as a team and make improvements on what we did wrong tonight," Spartans head coach George Nessman said following the scrimmage.

"We definitely have a better blend of (offensive) weapons than we've had in quite a while. Now, it's a matter of putting them together and making sure they fit with each other. "

            The 14-man roster was divided equally for each of the three 14-minute periods. Three returning players - forward Jaleel Williams, guard D.J. Brown, and swingman Chris Jones played on all three winning teams. 

            At the halfway mark of preseason practice, the San Jose State coach has an open mind on which players either will be in the starting lineup or be part of the playing rotation when the season begins.

"We haven't built a (playing) rotation yet. We're looking to do that this week before we go and scrimmage (University of the) Pacific," added Nessman.

"We're going to need all the days we have between now and when we open the season, but I'm confident we'll be ready when we go to the University of New Orleans (for the November 9 opener)."