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Gonzaga lands San Jose State transfer Brandon Clarke

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 16: Head coach Mark Few of the Gonzaga Bulldogs looks on late in the second half against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 16, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Gonzaga added some depth to its roster on Wednesday night as San Jose State transfer forward Brandon Clarke pledged to the Bulldogs.

The 6-foot-8 Clarke left the Spartans late this summer after the abrupt resignation of former head coach Dave Wojcik in mid-July. As a sophomore last season, Clarke put up 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 58 percent from the field. Clarke was named an All-Mountain West first team selection while also being named to the league’s All-Defensive team.

By adding Clarke, Gonzaga is giving itself a potential impact player in a few years as he’ll have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer restrictions. When he’s able to return for the 2018-19 season, Clarke will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Gonzaga has been very successful navigating the transfer market the last few seasons and they’ve done a great job of developing players during a redshirt year. It’ll be fascinating to see what Gonzaga can do with a player like Clarke, as he has never had a lot of talent around him, yet still produced at an all-league level.