4-Star Jaren Sina Expected to be Released by Northwestern

By Travis Zuellig
Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Jaren Sina was one of the top recruits that former Northwestern University head coach Bill Carmody has ever lured to the Wildcat program. Just two days after Carmody was fired, Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips flew to New Jersey to meet with Sina on Monday. The 4-star recruit out of Gill St. Bernard’s High School, in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, is considering other options since the coach that recruited him left.

Sina’s father and high school coach Mergin Sina said, “we’re going to get the release because they might bring a guy in that’s not a great fit with Jaren. But we love the school.”

This will be Sina’s third recruiting process because he originally verbally committed to play at Alabama during his sophomore season in high school. He reopened the recruiting during his junior year and eventually committed to play at Northwestern.

The main factor when recruiting Sina is about the connection with the coaching staff. Both Alabama and Northwestern spent time watching Sina play and he wants the next team have a complete understanding of him as a player before committing.

“I know a lot of these guys have doubts,” Mergin said. “But if you have a doubt, that’s not a good thing for a player because you’re going to go back to that doubt if things don’t go 100 percent right.”

Outside of Alabama and Northwestern, Sina has received eight other offers from schools like Miami (Fla.), Memphis and Butler. According to ESPN, Sina is the fifth best player in New Jersey. Sina is a skilled guard with a lethal jump shot from anywhere inside 25 feet.

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