Sina Focusing on Three Schools

SINAJAREN_7_10_150It has been a hectic week for Jaren Sina ever since Northwestern coach Bill Carmody was fired and Sina re-opened his commitment.

Sina’s phone has been blowing up with coaches from all across the country trying to reach out.

But at this point, the 6-foot-1 senior from Gladstone (N.J.) Gill St. Bernard’s said he’s focusing on three schools — Alabama, Northwestern and Seton Hall — and is in no rush to make a decision.

“Pretty much right now I am focusing on these three,” Sina told SNY.tv Monday night.

Seton Hall was on Sina’s original short list and they remain in the running after head coach Kevin Willard and assistant Danny McHale visited Sina Sunday morning.

“The SHU visit was very good,” Sina said. “I got a chance to talk with Coach Willard about my future and how I’d fit at the Hall. They said they need a player to play alongside Sterling [Gibbs].”

Sina has played pickup ball with the Texas transfer in New Jersey before, and the two could theoretically play together in the Pirates’ backcourt.

“Yeah, definitely,” Sina said. “He’s a great player and I think the Hall really could have used him this year.”

As for Alabama, Sina initially pledged to the SEC school before decommitting in the fall of 2011 and ultimately pledging to Northwestern, but head coach Anthony Grant and his staff also had a home visit Sunday.

“The Alabama visit was also very good,” Sina said. “I got a chance to speak with Coach Grant. He emphasized how Alabama is missing a player like me and how I’d bring that missing piece to the program.”

Meantime, Northwestern is still in the mix but must first hire a coach.

Duke assistant Chris Collins is expected to interview this week following the Blue Devils’ victory over Creighton Sunday night in Philadelphia.

Sina said he would wait to see who they hire before making a decision.

“From here I’m being patient over the next couple weeks to see who Northwestern hires and to continue to discuss my options with my family,” he said.

The Courier News Player of the Year, Sina averaged 21.3 points and 9.1 assists per game and hit 117 3-pointers to lead the Knights to a 19-8 mark.

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22 comments
Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

It's not a big deal. Other teams have already reverse engineered our playbook based on what we put on film. The trick is to guess next week's game plan. Or in Bellicheat's case, break into the Jets servers and steal the files....

Shawn Stein
Shawn Stein

Now the whole league is gonna know how to score on our secondary!!!!  Oh wait.....

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

The Jets defense had a playbook? I figured they just told the DBs to stand to ten yards off the line of scrimmage and watch the receivers go by.

levi
levi

Does it really matter? 11 other teams didnt need it.

bob
bob

Come to think of it somebody stole my pancakes.. I wasn't finished eating them.

boozer
boozer

You were supposed to "lose" your playbook last week before we played the Titans.

harvlis
harvlis

No one even cares about our playbook so, whereas I would be mad if we were a contender, I am not too upset.  Next year will be an entirely new system, anyway.  We hope.

Wolf
Wolf

Stunadee

tsjc68
tsjc68

Percy Harvin stole the playbook and sent it to the Pats and Dolphins.

D
D

Fire Everyone!

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

First time he's provided a team with something useful all year.

privatejet
privatejet

Can these idiots get any dumber?!?!

marcus81
marcus81

@privatejet a lot of this ineptitude comes from Rex, not saying it doesn't happen to other teams, but with the Jets in happens in droves

Brendan
Brendan

@marcus81 Not sure you can blame Rex for some guy getting his ipad stolen. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan @marcus81

Or his passport.  Who the hell keeps his passport on him?  Mine stays locked in the safe at home until we're traveling internationally.  Was he using it as his primary form of ID?

hitchhiker
hitchhiker

The only time I have known anyone to carry their passport was when they lost their driver's license & needed an alternate form of photo ID?

This seems like a reasonable scenario in this situation...