Starting 5: Busy hoops week
The latest on Jaren Sina, thoughts from NHSI and more recruiting buzz
Editor's note: Every Monday in "Starting 5," we'll roll out five stories, themes and nuggets from the basketball recruiting world to tip off your week in proper form. We'll set the table with the stories that need to be told and give you a leg up on the water cooler conversations around the office.
This week's edition of Starting 5 includes an update on available senior point guard Jaren Sina, why Ben Simmons will be heard from in the 2015 class, a big week from Kentucky-bound center Dakari Johnson, a gutsy performance from Syracuse-bound point guard Tyler Ennis and an introduction to freshman phenom Terrance Ferguson.
1. Sina working off list of four
One of the best available senior guards is one-time Alabama commit and one-time Northwestern signee Jaren Sina (Lake Hopatcong, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's). Sina's journey began with an early pledge to Anthony Grant's Crimson Tide as a sophomore. He would later back off that commitment and settle in at Northwestern.
But last month, Bill Carmody was fired at Northwestern and Sina was back in play. The son of a coach, Sina has four schools currently in the mix.
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