Report: Jaren Sina has scholarship offer from IU

041413weqIndiana already has six signees in its 2013 recruiting class, but Gill St. Bernard’s (N.J.) point guard Jaren Sina could make it seven for the Hoosiers.

In an interview last night at the Jordan Brand Classic Game, Sina told The Star-Ledger that he’s still considering four schools — Alabama, Indiana, Northwestern and Seton Hall.

Sina, who was selected to play in the Jordan Brand regional game, did not play because of an injury.

Indiana was late to the party on Sina, but his conversations with coach Tom Crean have been positive and a scholarship offer has been made.

“Coach Crean has been recruiting me pretty heavy these last couple days,” Sina told The Star-Ledger. “Especially with [guard Remy Abell] transferring out of the program. He’s been on me pretty hard. We gotta see what happens with that. I was supposed to meet with him a couple days ago. Things happened with the schedule with the visit, but I’ll have a chance to sit with him I think.”

Sina originally committed to Alabama in January of 2011, but re-opened his recruitment in October of 2011 and signed a Letter of Intent with Northwestern last fall. He was then granted a release from Northwestern after the school fired Bill Carmody.

As a senior at Gill St. Bernard’s, Sina averaged 21.2 points and 9.1 assists per game. He’s rated a four-star prospect by ESPN.com.

Following the departures of Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo to the NBA and the decision to transfer by Remy Abell, Indiana is currently at 13 scholarship players for next season.

  • Oldguyy

    Yet I have visions of Mo Creek limping around during his sophomore season with only a couple weeks less time since his fractured patella than Etherington will have had since his. I certainly hope he heals faster than Creek.

  • SCHoosier

    I wish AE the best..but he was no great shakes BEFORE the same injury that made Mo';s career take a turn. Let’s hope AE can comeback strong.

  • HoosierTrav

    Bigger, more athletic Jordy. Can REALLY dish the rock and shoot it just as well.

  • Beard

    Excellent points, it would be nice to hear people who have no inside information on situations within the program state just that instead of indicting Coach or the program in a slanderous fashion (Scooter). Thanks for your reply kerfuffle. I agree completely.

  • Daburns0

    I am personally tired of all the negativity. You used to not have a 24 hour outlet for all this crap. Let the coaches run the team and we will stay fans. I am staying out of these comment sections for a few weeks. That will do me some good.

  • TJ91

    I agree with you there. Having a small backcourt really killed up . On a completely random note, does Remy’s transfer mean you have to come up with a new name to use? That might be the most depressing thing…

  • Abellham Lincoln

    I came to the harsh realization that I will have to change my screen name. I will miss Remy!

  • K Wyatt

    I would take a “2 star indiana kid” over some jersey boy! Its indiana! Recruit it!

  • Ole Man

    My nightmare is that Remy goes to Butler; then in two years when we play them again, drops 20-30 on us!

  • Ole Man

    Not disagreeing with what you said about the kids today.
    However, from everything I’ve heard and read about Remy, he just doesn’t fall into that category.

  • Ole Man

    Totally concur on the “big man” theme.
    He could turn out to be the greatest ever at IU (or the worse), as you stated.
    Plus, as much as it’s fun to speculate about the “talent” of incoming classes, I’m always a skeptic until they do it on the court.

  • Ole Man

    Thank you. We don’t want to get like Kentucky fans. LOL!

  • SUNY_RIT_IU_Grad

    Please, take the blinders off. Would you take a 2 star Indiana kid over another VO? Don’t look now but Jersey isn’t too far from VO’s neighborhood.

  • Darkside9861

    Austin will lose his scholarshp

  • Benhyoung14

    I’d love for Mo to show some measurable improvement, but at this point I think he’s just risking another injury. Even this year he was injured. IMO, if he is not getting paid then whats the point. Should be getting his degree this year. Maybe it’s time for him to make the call to move on.

  • HoosierFromCT

    i guess you can consider about a 4 hour drive the same neighborhood

  • calbert40

    At this time of year last year, we had a 3 man class for ’13, and then CTC went and oversigned by 3 more. Today, they all have spots. I assume that CTC has a much better handle on his roster than the rest of us do. If he is recruiting for that class, I assume he knows what he is doing.

  • calbert40

    I see a lot of people suggesting this, and honestly, I seriously doubted that AE was a B1G level recruit. That being said, I thought he looked really good early this year before his injury. I don’t think he will ever be a star, but a 6’6″ guy who can shoot from outside, dribble and distribute will find a way on the court. IF he is healthy, I expect him to earn rotational minutes next season.

  • calbert40

    No, they aren’t, but that doesn’t mean that those schools never get any talent. Look at NW for example. Crawford (if healthy) and Hearn would have played rotational minutes for us this year. Crawford was a preseason 1st Team B1G selection by many media outlets…over Victor btw.

    One of the biggest differences between an upper echelon school like IU and schools like NW is depth. NW had 2 or 3 really good players, but after that, there was a significant dropoff. Just because SIna was going there doesn’t mean he can’t play.

  • calbert40

    Exactly. Will and Victor didn’t have a ton of high major offers on their kitchen tables either. I think CTC does a great job of mining for talent that others might overlook.

  • calbert40

    Did you feel similarly with Eric Gordon? Remy Abell? The list is rather long. Kids get recruited by a coach and when that coach gets canned, this is S.O.P. They let him out of his LOI without any contention.

  • calbert40

    He never signed an LOI. It was just a verbal. Verbal commitments aren’t worth much. Just look at Trey Lyles.

  • calbert40

    Once they put on the candy stripes and wear a jersey that says “Indiana” across their chest, they are Indiana kids. CWat, Victor, Will, DJ White, etc…they are all Indiana kids.

  • http://twitter.com/erikholm Erik Holm

    During the introductions of this years title game, no player from either team was from their respective schools state. No starters from last years KY team either. We are past the ‘locking down the borders of Indiana’ thing.

  • skotchie

    When or where did I say scrub?

  • hoosier1158

    Vic was rated 144 in his class, so he was probably around a two star player. Now that turned out nicely. : )

  • bleedingcream&crimson

    Ok everyone go check out who dipo was getting recruited by, no powerhouses there

  • Juan

    You did not say “scrub.” My apologies. Calbert40 sums up my thoughts pretty well below.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurtovermeyer Kurt Overmeyer

    I disagree – I think once he gains some comfort level and playing time AE will be a Sheehey type player who can also shoot the 3 ball all the time and who has a handle.

  • calbert40

    I hope you are right, because that would answer the “Who plays the 2″ riddle for us. I used to be really down on him, but he really improved over the summer last year, and I think he can be an effective contributor for us next season, provided that he is healthy. I’m not sure he has Will’s athleticism, though. But he is a really solid shooter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaronleeanderson Aaron Anderson

    You should consider becoming a fan of another program. I would assume there is a coach / program out there that you could actually support and enjoy.

  • Andrew

    Could the moderators please inform why the above comment was deleted so I don’t offend anyone in the future and understand what the expectations are on this site. I thought I made it pretty clear I stated “in my opinion”

  • Andrew

    Pretty sure Cody Zeller won the 3 point contest but nice try

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