Sina Makes SEC Pledge

The Alabama Crimson Tide picked up their second commitment in the 2013 class, but this one came from an unlikely part of the country.

There have been rumblings from the East Coast all year long that point guard Jaren Sina is ready to emerge as a high level player. With that coaches from all over have been in to see him, and though his sophomore year is not yet complete, Sina found the right fit for him at Alabama.

Nothing has been harder to find recently than a true point guard who can lead his team. After seeing Sina the Alabama Crimson Tide knew they had found a player who fits that description so they offered him a scholarship and made him a priority.

On Tuesday evening that offer turned into a commitment as Sina pulled the trigger for the Crimson Tide.

"I just felt like in the end after discussing with my family that it was a good fit for me," said Sina of his decision to attend Alabama. "I am just real excited to make this commitment."

In the end it was his relationship with the coaches that made the difference for Sina.

"Just the relationship I have with them is great," Sina explained. "I just really trust the coaches and I feel I really fit in well in their offense. Also I am excited about the direction that the program is headed in."

Along with Alabama, Sina had offers from Rutgers, Seton Hall, LaSalle, St. John's, and James Madison.

Though not many kids from New Jersey would pass up East Coast offers for the SEC, Sina said it was right for him, even if he never imagined it that way growing up.

"To be honest definitely not," said Sina when asked if he ever saw himself playing in the SEC. "I always looked at the Big East and never really the SEC. I guess when I looked at it Alabama was just the best fit for me."

For the next three seasons Sina will be running the show for his dad at Gill St. Bernard's, but after that he says he will be a coach on the floor for Anthony Grant and company.

"I feel like I am a floor general and a leader on the team," said Sina of his game. "I think I can help the team go in a good direction."

Sina now joins Shannon Hale as the second commitment for the Crimson Tide in the 2013 class.


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