Much like this year, Boston College coach Jim Christian is going to need to replace several key contributors from this year's team, including grad transfer guards Aaron Brown and Dimitri Batten, and possibly star guard Olivier Hanlan, next season. Could some help be on the way via South Orange, New Jersey?
Frank Martin and South Carolina coming in for visit with Seton Hall transfer Jaren Sina per his dad.— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) March 4, 2015
Boston College, Michigan, Rutgers, URI and George Washington also involved with Jaren Sina.— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) March 4, 2015
Sina, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard from Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, is in the market for a new school after leaving Seton Hall last month. While the decision to leave the Hall was mutual and no details were publicly offered up, the root cause of Sina's departure appears to have been some locker room friction between he and guards Sterling Gibbs and Isaiah Whitehead.
Seton Hall began the year 12-2 and ranked in the Top 25, but has gone just 4-10 since then, including a six game losing streak in Big East play.
A starter for the Pirates, Sina averaged 7.0 points and 2.6 assists per game for the Hall before leaving the program. He was a 3-star recruit per Rivals.com coming out of Gill St. Bernard's School in New Jersey, ranked as the 121st best player in the 2013 class. He originally committed to Seton Hall over Indiana and Northwestern, and claimed offers from more than a dozen schools including Memphis, Miami (Fla.), Pittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John's, Stanford, Villanova and Virginia.
Per NCAA transfer rules, Sina would have to sit out the 2015-16 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining. Christian has already secured a verbal commitment from a point guard in 2016 (Ty Graves) and has Jerome Robinson coming in this coming year. Then again, Christian can use all the help he can get restocking the Eagles back court, especially given the fact that BC will likely lose every guard on scholarship that's logged minutes in 2014-15: Hanlan (NBA?), Brown (graduation), Batten (graduation), Heckmann (graduation) and Jackson (transfer). Sina could start anew at BC and serve as a mentor for what will likely be a very young Eagles backcourt in 2015-16.