SJSU’s star forward may be leaning to transfer from the university
San Jose State made a last-minute coaching change earlier this summer
Could all-MWC forward Brandon Clarke be on his way out of San Jose?
Multiple sources reported Monday evening that San Jose State forward Brandon Clarke has been granted permission to speak to other universities.
Clarke has been a workhorse for the Spartans the past two seasons, averaging 12.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists over his first 61 collegiate games. He was also named to the Mountain West first team and all-defensive team in 2017. As a freshman, Clarke earned the title as the Mountain West sixth man of the year.
Though Clarke is still officially with the university, he will likely receive a great deal of attention from high-major schools. Clarke’s next amateur season will be just his junior campaign, and he has already excelled into one of the Mountain West’s top players.
Former San Jose State head coach Dave Wojcik resigned July 10 due to personal reasons. The head coaching position was filled by ex-Colorado assistant Jean Prioleau, who will be a first-time head coach. Multiple sources have told MWC Wire that San Jose State could be expecting player movement due to the late and abrupt head coaching transition.
Clarke, a Phoenix native, stands at 6-8/210 and led his high school team (Desert Vista) to the state championship back in 2015. He is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia.
If Clarke does pursue a transfer, he would have to sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA eligibility rules. Clarke is formerly an unrated recruit by most recruiting sources.