What the Weekend Holds for Men's Hoops

It's tempting to call this week a critical one for San Jose State men's basketball but that seems too amped a statement. Let's just say it's an important one.

The San Jose State coaching staff is currently out doing visits and further evaluations. Crucially, a number of recruiting targets will also be visiting on campus, plus attending the football game against Utah and chowing down at a tailgate barbeque prior to the battle against the Utes.

It's a certainty that scholarship offers will be extended either on Saturday or soon thereafter.

The freshman on board this season and those in the to-be-signed 2010 recruiting class will be the ones who eventually replace the C.J. Webster, Adrian Oliver and Justin Graham. Thus, landing top talent is a must.

Expect Compton Centennial's Kurt Davis to be among the group. Davis gave a verbal commitment to SJSU a couple of months back after completing an unofficial campus visit with his parents so it makes sense he would be in town during the first opportunity to tour officially. He's a versatile 6-foot-6 wing/backcourter who will press for playing time right away.

Overall, it's expected the Spartans will be signing three new talents. One will more than likely be a big -- a power forward or center. The position of the second signee is somewhat murky because Davis can play the one, two and three spots at the college level. It's a guess but our sense is that Davis will play more at the two than anywhere else so the process of elimination leaves us with a wing-type to be added to the roster.

A quick note to Dick Tomey and his footballers: an impressive win over Utah would certainly be a nice flourish for the hoops recruits to witness.

Plus, we're just asking but if white smoke (think the papal selection) is lingering over the area of the men's basketball tailgate, does that mean someone has committed?

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