Seton Hall Recruit Focus: Jaren Sina

Jan 9, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Seton Hall Pirates cheerleaders and students during the first half of game against the Louisville Cardinals at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Profile:

Position: Point Guard

Size: 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds

High School and Travel Team: Gill St. Bernard’s School and Hoop Heaven

Recruit Rankings:

ESPN’s 91st ranked recruit and 22nd ranked PG

Rivals.com’s 121’s ranked recruit and 27th ranked PG

247Sports.com’s 182nd ranked recruit and 49th ranked PG

Scout.com’s 22nd ranked PG

Strengths:

Sina is a natural and gifted scorer from anywhere on the floor. He handles the ball well and is an excellent passer. But most importantly he is an intelligent player. His knowledge of the game and versatility allows him to play either guard spot. His jump shot is his most notable trait, and when he gets it going he’s difficult to slow down. He has no issue creating his own shot with ball in hand, but also works hard to create for both himself and his teammates off the ball. He plays with an edge to him, but it doesn’t seem to interfere with his focus and abilities.

Weaknesses:

Sina’s quickness, especially for a guard, could use work. The game will only continue to get faster, and speed will be a necessity for his offensive prowess to transition to the college game. His strength could also use some work, which will improve his abilities as a slasher on the offensive end and as an all-around defender on the defensive end. And while he has a high basketball IQ and plays with a controlled edge, he can sometimes be found trying to do too much.

How he will fit in:

Except for Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall’s offense lacked a legitimate threat last year. I know some guys played well and there were injuries that hampered the team, but there was very little outside of Edwin that provided excitement. Sina has the potential to come in right away and change that. He is a gifted offensive threat with a relentless motor. After an eventful recruiting process that included receiving an offer from Tom Crean and Indiana, he opted to stay close to home. As a senior in college he nearly averaged a double double with points and assists (21.3 PPG and 9.1 APG). That type of talent and versatility should make him a featured player in the Pirates’ rotation this year.

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