Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Texas high schooler signs with SJSU

Thanks to Assistant Coach Talvin Hester and his Lone Star State connections, San Jose State University has added a high school wing out of Texas to its roster.

6-foot-6 Jaleel Williams visited last weekend, with Hester showing him around and quickly made up his mind to become a Spartan.

Here's one note: "Williams' size and defensive capabilities make him an attractive prospect for colleges. Over the summer, he was a reliable standout for the Texas D-1 Ambassadors... and since the summer, he's received interest from San Jose State, Oregon State, Air Force and Loyola University Chicago... Missouri State has offered Williams, who is ranked No. 64 in the state by"

Here's a video on Williams.

From Coach Max Ivany, head of the Texas Ambassadors club basketball organization: "Williams has an extremely long wingspan. He's an athletic wing who has improved his perimeter shot in the past 8 months. He's also a shot blocker on the defensive side of the ball. His length and above the rim play make him a steal. Williams recruiting had picked up significantly in the last couple of weeks where he garnered interest from several schools, including Oregon State who were ready to offer pending a scholarship opening up in the near future...

...I met the entire SJSU staff at last week's Final Four in Houston and they made it clear that they expected him to be a huge part of their plans immediately as a freshman. Jaleel has always made it clear that he wanted to attend a West Coast school and he jumped on this opportunity..."

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