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  • Jaren Sina Getting Closer to a Decision

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    NEW YORK — Jaren Sina says he’s getting close to a decision on his future.

    “It could be any day,” he told Saturday night at the Jordan Brand Classic. “As soon as I feel comfortable, it could be any day.”

    The 6-foot-1 Gill St. Bernard’s point guard was unable to play in the Jordan Regional Game because he recently had a hernia operation and said he expects to “get back into the swing of things” in 4-5 weeks.

    Meantime, the onetime Alabama pledge visited Alabama this week and met with head coach Anthony Grant.

    “It went great,” Sina said. “I had a chance to sit down with Coach Grant and some of the guys and hear what his plans for me were. It was a good visit.”

    Alabama will also reportedly added Tulane transfer Ricky Tarrant, a sophomore point guard who would have to sit out next season.

    Up next for Sina is a home visit Sunday with new Northwestern coach Chris Collins. Sina pledged to former coach Bill Carmody and will now evaluate what Collins has in store for him.

    “Chris Collins from Northwestern is coming up tomorrow for an in-home visit,” Sina said.

    Indiana has recently offered and Sina may also trip to the Big Ten school.

    “Coach [Tom] Crean has offered and has been recruiting me hard the last couple  days,” Sina said of the Indiana coach who was actually in New Jersey Friday to speak at a Roselle Catholic coaches’ clinic.

    Asked if he would visit, Sina said, “Possibly. I’m not sure. I’m not really sure yet.”

    He added of Indiana: “It’s a great opportunity just to have that option, but at the same time I gotta make sure it’s the right fit for me and my style.”

    Seton Hall is also involved and will add former Northwestern assistant and Rutgers head coach Freddie Hill, who recruited Sina to Carmody’s staff.

    “Seton Hall is still in the mix,” he said. “I have a good relationship with the coaches.

    “I’m definitely looking at them strongly.”

    After the Collins home visit, Sina will sit with his folks and potentially cut his list.

    “As of right now, I just have to sit down with the family and weigh out some options and weed out some schools,” he said.

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.