Dec. 9, 2013
Colorado Springs, Colo.—After recording just the second triple-double in school history, San José State freshman guard Jalen James has been named the Mountain West Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week with Cameron Bairstow of New Mexico.
James recorded the second triple-double in school history and the third in Mountain West history in a 72-68 win at Houston this past Saturday night. James recorded career highs of 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in 38 minutes of play. He was 3-for-4 from the field including 2-for-2 from three-point range and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. His four made free throws came in the final 17 seconds of the game to secure the victory.
James joined Brandon Hawkins as the only two players to record a triple-double in San José State history. Hawkins had 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against Notre Dame de Namur on December 18, 2001.
In Mountain West history, James is the only freshman to record a triple-double. He joins Mark Dickel of UNLV and Justin Williams of Wyoming with triple-doubles in conference history. Dickel had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in a game against Mississippi Valley State in November of 1999, while Williams had 10 points, 15 rebounds and 12 blocks against Utah in March of 2006.
This season, James is just one of five players nationally to record a triple-double and the only freshman to accomplish this feat.
San José State is currently 3-6 overall on the season. The Spartans return to the court after a break from finals with a non-conference game against UC Davis on Wednesday, December 18, at 7 p.m.
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