Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Jaren Sina has decommitted from Alabama and will reopen his recruitment.
“Yes, I decommitted,” the Gill St. Bernard’s 2013 point guard told SNY.tv by phone, confirming a tweet by Adam Finkestein.
“I visited the campus a couple times and I still have a good relationship with the coaches and everything. I want to have the opportunity to get a better look at some other schools and some other options just to compare it to.”
Sina said he just decommitted about “an hour ago” — around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday — and that his phone is already blowing up.
“A bunch of schools have called,” he said. “It’s a little crazy right now.”
Alabama remains in the mix for Sina, who played this summer at the LeBron James Skill Academy.
“Yeah, I’m still considering them,” he said.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.