ESPN 60 point guard Jaren Sina (Lake Hopatcong, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's School) has continued to raise his level of play thanks to his great work ethic and love for the game.
At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, Sina is a very skilled, smart and confident player who competes on every possession. He is also an excellent facilitator and shooter with range past the arc.
"I am a leader on the court, I can get teammates involved, create for myself and make open shots. I have been working on improving my speed and quickness and people have been telling me that they can see the improvement when they watch me play," he said. "I work out four days a week at 5:30 a.m. lifting weights and after school I work on my agility, ballhandling and shooting."
Sina who plays for his dad Mergin, who starred at Seton Hall and Rhode Island, said it is a lot of responsibility being a coach's son but he loves it.
"He puts a lot on me and I am responsible for what happens on the court," Jaren said.
Sina is playing with Team Final in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League and loves the team and competition.
"We have a very talented team. I am really concentrating on getting everyone involved," he said.
Recruiting is going well for the former Alabama commit as well.
"I have a great relationship with coach [Anthony] Grant and his staff but I committed very early and had nothing to compare to so I decided to open up my recruiting," Jaren said. "I still have Alabama on my list."
Other offers for the 3.1 GPA student in addition to the Crimson Tide are Butler, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Memphis, Penn State and Northwestern. He's also drawing strong interest from Villanova, Stanford and Michigan.
"I must be comfortable with the coaches and I have to get to know them through the process," Sina said. "I most likely will sign early but not for sure yet."
I have watched Sina play quite a bit over the last year and I have always admired his passion for the game and confidence as a player. Sina, who is a gym rat, has maintained his skill package and improved physically, which will allow him to keep getting better at a steady pace.