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Ingram Takes Own Route to San Jose St

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley


San Jose State picked up a little known small forward today frrom Colby Community College.  He didn't take the typical road to a four-year school or even the typical road to Colby CC.

The Spartans' newest commit, 6'7" small forward Jeremiah Ingram, didn't play AAU basketball, prepped a year at Summit Christian Academy after a decent senior year at Southfield-Lathrup in 2010-2011, and then went to juco in Kansas. This past season he averaged over 13 points and nearly seven rebounds per game as a freshman for Colby CC.

His time at Southfield-Lathrup was spent on the back burner behind current college seniors, 6'5" guard Devin Marble (Iowa) and 6'6" forward Bryan Coleman (Wayne State, MI.), where he played third or fourth fiddle as a junior.  As a senior in high school, Southfield-Lathrup looked to current Toledo freshman and then high school sophomore Jonathan Williams as the go to man.  

He started to make headway at a little known prep school in Lansing, MI. under the coaching of Steve Ernst at Summit Christian, where he was a dominant player in the 2011 Motor City Roundball Classic and throughout the prep season.  Ingram had the skill and grabbed the attention of division one coaches but he fell short of qualifying where Colby CC picked him up.

Ingram is a very good athlete with solid ball skills who scores from the perimeter, mid-range, and above the rim.  While at Summit he showed a good motor, the ability to rebound and start the break while locking defenders down with his footwork and length as well as block shots coming off the weak side.

He will have two years of eligibility at San Jose State.

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