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San Jose State Basketball Has a Good Group of Frosh

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Led by highly touted Ryan Welage. The Spartans have been absolutely horrid the last few seasons capped off by last year's purt near winless squad which was winless against all D1 competition. But you all know that. Coach Dave Wojcik has landed a few good recruits in the past two seasons and many would say, So? These players should get better as a team in the future and here are a few posts dealing with some of the new faces.

Ryan Welage (in white) drives to the basket in first game as a collegiate
Ryan Welage (in white) drives to the basket in first game as a collegiate
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San Jose State Freshman Ryan Welage Shines in Opening Loss

Ryan Welage scored 15 points in 5 of 10 shooting and secured 10 rebounds (4 offensive) in 28 minutes in his first game against Idaho. Yes, the Spartans lost 74-54 which is nothing new to long-suffering fans of the boys in blue but Welage provided some sunshine.

Welage is from Greensburg, Indiana and led his Greensburg Community High School team to back-to-back state championships his junior and senior season. He averaged 30 points and 13 rebounds his senior year which garnered him All-State recognition by both the press and coaches. The 6'9" 200 pound forward was also on a short list for the Mister Basketball award which, in Indiana, is a big deal.

Ryan needs to put on a few more pounds but I think the future is indeed bright for him as well as SJS basketball. Keep an eye on this kid.