2013 guard Jaren Sina commits to Seton Hall

  • 04/17/2013 4:34 pm in

Point guard Jaren Sina, a 2013 recruit Indiana made a late push at, announced on his Twitter account this afternoon that he has committed to Seton Hall.

Sina was scheduled to make a visit to Bloomington later this month.

Sina had narrowed his list to three recently with Indiana, Seton Hall and Northwestern still in play. He was let out of his commitment to Northwestern when head coach Bill Carmody was fired.

The Hoosiers pursued Sina as a likely backup option behind freshman Yogi Ferrell. Both Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller declared for the NBA Draft last week and Remy Abell announced he will transfer. That leaves Indiana right at the scholarship limit for next year, as of now.

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  • IUeconAlum

    Really? You will never hear about this kid ever again.

  • Joe B

    Easy. No need for that type of reaction. Not the first time a kid didn’t pick Indiana. It’s not like he was an in state recruit that spurned us; he picked a school from his own state, no surprise. Best of luck to him.

  • Joe B

    Easy. No need for that type of reaction. Not the first time a kid didn’t pick Indiana. It’s not like he was an in state recruit that spurned us; he picked a school from his own state, no surprise. Best of luck to him.

  • Probably for the best…doubt he really would have contributed much and it keeps IU on the appropriate number of scholarships unless there is another transfer coming, which we can probably expect considering Sina was made an offer in the first place

  • pedrokokomo

    So now what are our options backing up Yogi, seems to me it would be a Stanford Robinson/Johnny Marlin committee? Or are there transfers in the future?

  • HoosierCruz

    This year’s class is already bloated as it is. We are recruiting guys for next year that I’d trade for Sina in a heartbeat, so it’s all good IMO

  • Brian

    Why does everyone always freak out if someone doesn’t pick IU. For every Sina, Moses Abraham, etc where a late spot opens in April everyone freaks out. Sina will be a good player, he probably wanted to start judging from the fact that he initially chose Northwestern and is now going to Seton Hall.

  • WisconHoosier

    Tough recruiting pitch: Hi, we’d like you to be a backup to Yogi, and by the time you’re a senior, there will be younger players ahead of you.

  • WisconHoosier

    Tough recruiting pitch: Hi, we’d like you to be a backup to Yogi, and by the time you’re a senior, there will be younger players ahead of you.

  • SCHoosier

    Wonder if the Remy debacle sent him to the Hall. Sure sounded like he wanted to at least visit IU. Things happen for a reason..one door shuts..another opens and all that stuff. Still leaves us short at the guard position for next year (no pun intended. I think Stan can handle some minutes there.

  • cdog

    If someone doe not make it to Bloomington from our six man class, I would rather see us pick up a Juco PG as a backup to Yogi. That way we are not overloaded in one class. I think Yogi is capable of 30 minutes per game unless he gets into foul trouble. Stan gives us a taller option and he did work very hard on his ballhandling at Findlay this year. We will be just fine using Marlin in a limited role at PG. He had a good assists to turnover ration at IPFW and he is a capable 3 point shooter if left open. I think we just need to get a PG in the 2014 class. That being said, there is probably more to the story if we were still recruiting for 2013.

  • His Dad said he was visiting IU next week. We do not need people who lie at IU. Good luck with the Hall kid. They won’t make the NCAA in your time there.

  • Agreed!

  • If a kid does not want IU then we do not want him.

  • This decision is ultimately okay with me. Besides arriving very late on the scene, I think this will open up a possibility of getting another great guard in the 2014 class. We may be overreacting on our PG dilemna too. After Yogi, I think Stan is capable, and of course with our transition game I trust Will bringing the ball up and maybe Hollowell and Troy too. It is what it is.. No doubt the Remy transfer will be tough to swallow. Really thought he would shine next season.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Entirely ok with this because, although Sina is good, I don’t really want him using a scholarship for 4 years. We’ve got Blackmon Jr. coming in next year, hopefully Exum (if you’ve seen the reports from the Nike Hoop Summit, that should REALLY excite you), and maybe Pinson, who are all good to great ball handlers and passers. In other words, we will have PLENTY of guys capable of running backup point guard til 2015 when we’re making hard pushes at Hyron Edwards, Bryant Crawford, Jalen Coleman, King McClure and many, many others. Crean has this under control.

  • knightsoverated

    I would have liked to see this kid come in and replace Yogi, Sorry folks I still think you can only go so far with a 5′ 10″ point guard, unless that point guard is lightning quick and from what I saw Yogi did NOT dribble by defenders like everyone said he would. Maybe its because they layed off of him because he couldn’t shoot, but nevertheless a 5’10 point guard that can’t shoot and cant blow by defenders is another round of 32 and out, while the wildcats are hanging another banner

  • Mooks

    Im Ok with Sina going to Seton Hall. That school can use a good player like him. This gives us a breather in terms of scholarships. Were loosing at least 2 players next year, and you never know if we are going to have a Ron Patterson incident, which I hope does not happen again. 2014 is a gold mine of talent, 2013 is in the books and its time to move on.

    We need to recruit these 4 guys hard.

    1. James Blackmon Jr: A 6’2″ version of Allen Iverson and Trey Burke, guy is a pure scoring machine. Expect him to explode in his Sophomore year.

    2. Dante Exum: Standing at 6’5″ with ridiculous speed like Yogi, nobody will have an easy time staying in front of him. He will kill Half-Court style teams off the dribble.

    3. Theo Pinson: I don’t know what to say. Puts emphasis on academics and is crazy good.

    4. Goodluck Okobonoh: We need another taller Forward who can swat flies. I se him as another Nerlens Noel. Would play great with Hanner, Luke, and Noah.

  • Really ??? It seemed to me that Yogi could get to the rim whenever he wanted.

  • I’m not really worried about it. I’m sure Stanford will do fine in spots for yogi and really, how many minutes a game do you play a third string point guard anyway. I know this will raise eyebrows, but I could see Williams and sheehey running the point in a pinch.

  • Glad you’re ok. Have you watched any of those 4 you mentioned in person?

  • CreamandCrimson

    Good luck to Jaren. If he thinks this is the best decision for him, who am I (or anyone else on here) to disagree? This makes signing a 2014 point guard imperative.

  • WilliamTellOverture

    I think Noah looks like a great ball handler for a PF and if he improves can without a doubt bring the ball up in a pinch, especially since he will have a PF guarding him who is unlikely to rip it from him.

  • marcusgresham

    I didn’t think it was as bad idea to add a back-up PG, but I agree about not being torn up about losing him, as he’d take a scholarship for 4 years. I’d have looked at the option of a juco PG if there was one still available.

  • marcusgresham

    You’ll hear from him again if you want to—Seton Hall will play in Indianapolis every year when they and Butler are in the same conference.

  • marcusgresham

    He had no trouble getting by people into the lane; where he struggled was getting all the way into the lane. Yogi has no trouble whatsoever getting to the rim, it’s just finishing when he gets there that needs work. He develops a 10-foot floater and he’ll be fine.

  • marcusgresham

    Lie? Maybe that was his intention and then he changed his mind. Had he used all his official visits, because if not he and his family would have had to foot the bill to get from New Jersey to Bloomington? Did his mother break down at the thought of her son being that far away? Cut the kid some slack.

  • Would have been a good talent addition, but this definitely simplifies decisions next year with not being over the scholarship limit. If Creek comes back at full health and fully recovered from past injuries, our backcourt is looking really tough next season.

  • Mooks

    Only have seen Blackmon in person. why do you ask?

  • I don’t see this as a snub. IU got in late – Jarren is just another kid making a tough decision. Go Hoosiers!

  • Good point about Creek. Maurice was an ‘x factor’ this year who did not produce significantly. However, he did accomplish one thing that he had not done his first three years … he finished the season in uniform. Perhaps a healthy Maurice Creek looking ahead to next season will be able to regain the form that had us all excited when he was leading the nation in scoring among freshmen. If he does that sure will answer a lot of questions. Good luck ‘Mo’.

  • K Wyatt

    Whew thank god