Jaren Sina – Photo by Natalie Behring
The University of Virginia has thrown its hat in the ring for junior point guard Jaren Sina , currently no. 45 in ESPN.com’s Super 60 national rankings for the 2013 class. Head coach Tony Bennett offered a scholarship to the 6’2″ standout almost two weeks ago, and Sina is interested.
“I know they are looking for a point guard in my class,” Sina said of Virginia. Tony Bennett was in attendance for Gill St. Bernard’s (Gladstone, N.J.) scrimmage against St. Anthony on December 14. “I haven’t known Coach Bennett for that long, but I like the guy a lot. We have a lot in common. He played for his dad, and I play for mine. We’re both point guards. We have a great relationship so far. I think we are similar guys. That’s why I’m really interested. Also, the education is great and it’s kind of close to home.”
Sina initially committed to the University of Alabama, but this October he decided to re-open his recruitment. The Crimson Tide remain in the running, and the Garden State star is also considering offers from Cincinnati, Miami, Penn State, Rutgers, Seton Hall and St. John’s, among others.
The highly touted prospect may sign in the Early Signing Period next November, but that’s not a certainty.
“I think if I find the perfect fit I’ll try to commit, but as of now I’m open. I’m really wide open right now,” Sina said.
Figuring out where he will attend college is “tough because I’ve built so many relationships with coaches. Finding the best fit for me is honestly the most important factor. Academically, I want to find the school that best fits me. I’d like to go to a good academic school. I’d like to have a good relationship with the head coach and the whole staff. It’s a matter of feeling real comfortable somewhere.”
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