Memphis enters fray for Sina

Gill St. Bernard's (NJ) guard Jaren Sina's interest in the University of Memphis can be summed up in two words: "It's Memphis."

Gill St. Bernard's (NJ) guard Jaren Sina's interest in the University of Memphis can be summed up in two words: "It's Memphis."

Sina, who de-committed from Alabama several months ago, has been fielding calls from schools all over the country. One of the latest to get involved, obviously, is Memphis and Coach Josh Pastner.

"I have a lot of interest in them," Sina said. "It's Memphis. Big-time program. Young coach. Young talent. They are a consistent NCAA tournament team."

Memphis is certainly giving itself a lot of options in the 2013 class, as it's chasing a multitude of talented guards from all across the nation. The 6-foot Sina, who is an adept shooter, is rated a 4-star prospect by Scout.

At the moment, he lists Memphis, Alabama, Villanova, Virginia, Miami, Penn State, Stanford, Kansas, and St. John's among others. He said Pastner's energy is what stuck out to him the most.

"I've only spoken to him on the phone once, but that was definitely the first thing I noticed," Sina said.

Look for Sina to take unofficial visits to Virginia and Northwestern in the coming weeks, but Memphis is certainly in the mix for the New Jersey native.

Asked what he's looking for in a school, Sina told Scout.com that he's looking for a place he feels comfortable.

"Definitely I am just looking for a place where I comfortable with the system and a good academic school," Sina said. "Also I would like to go to a school in a good conference where I have a good relationship with the coaches."


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