The Northwestern Wildcats have received a commitment for the 2013-2014 season from Jaren Sina, a highly-touted point guard out of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.
Sina will lead a Wildcats program that has produced quality guards in the past and could play alongside JerShon Cobb and Dave Sobolewski in his freshman season.
The signing by Northwestern once again shows the commitment this program is making to not only remain competitive in the Big Ten, but to possibly win the conference as well. Sina is currently ranked No. 75 out of 100 overall in recruits for 2013 and is the No. 13 ranked point guard out of that class.
Sina will undoubtedly give the Wildcats a better presence at the guard position, but fans shouldn’t expect results immediately. Sina scored 19.8 points per game last season in his junior year at Gill St. Berand’s High School (NJ).
With the Big Ten relying heavily on defense, it will be wise for Sina to use his ability to find the open man and create shots for teammates as he racked up 8.4 assists per game in high school last year.
Northwestern should not only be happy that Sina choose their program to play college basketball, but that he passed up more high-profile programs. Sina received offers from Alabama, Butler, Cincinnati, Memphis, Miami (FL), Rutgers, Seton Hall and St. John’s. With that list of schools passed by, it could only help the Wildcats land much better recruits in the future, possibly a local star out of Simeon High School.
While it may be wishful thinking for Northwestern to think they can land Jabari Parker, having a solid team in place could only improve their chances. Just imagine a backcourt with Parker, Sina and a senior Cobb and suddenly, dreams of winning the Big Ten becomes an afterthought and a No. 1 seed becomes reality.
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