LOUDONVILLE, NY – Siena Basketball Head Coach Jimmy Patsos has announced the Saints’ first signing for the Class of 2022. San Jose, California native Jake Wojcik has signed and returned his National Letter of Intent during the early signing period, and will enroll at Siena College next fall.
“Jake comes from a strong basketball pedigree and joins us from a great Catholic school,” said Patsos. “He’s a high character individual, and a strong combo guard in the mold of Danny Ainge. Jake had a lot of offers, but we recruited him very hard, and are super excited to have him.”
A 6’4” 195-pound guard, Wojcik was named the 2016-17 Alameda Newspaper Group’s South Bay/Peninsula Player of the Year, the Prep2Prep Central Coast Section Player of the Year, and the Western Catholic Athletic League’s Co-Player of the Year after averaging 15.6 points while leading Bellarmine Prep to a 25-3 record including a perfect 14-0 mark in league action. Wojcik was also tabbed a MaxPreps All-Northern California Boys Basketball First Team, Second Team All-Metro, and Third Team All-State honoree. He averaged 17.5 points per game during his sophomore season in 2015-16, and played his club basketball for West Coast Elite.
Wojcik is the son of former San Jose State Head Coach Dave Wojcik (2013-17), who both played (1987-91) and served as an assistant coach (1993-94, 1997-00) at Loyola (MD), where Patsos later coached. Wojcik is also the grandson of former longtime Loyola Athletic Director Joe Boylan, who hired Patsos as the Greyhounds’ head coach in 2004.
The current Saints return to action Friday when they travel to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to face Lehigh at 7 p.m.