SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Seton Hall's once promising season took another major blow on Wednesday.
Less than 24 hours after losing their sixth game out of the last eight, sophomore point guard Jaren Sina told the Asbury Park Press that he and the program have mutally agreed to part ways effective immediately.
"I tried my best. I think I was a good teammate," Sina told APP writer Jerry Carino on Wednesday morning. "I've always been positive. I've always worked hard. I always gave it 100 percent. It's not a good situation for me right now. At the end of the day, I think it's best for me and my family."
Sina chose to attend Seton Hall two years ago after being ranked in the ESPN Top 100. The Lake Hopatcong native originally committed to Northwestern in 2013 before changing ship to the Pirates and head coach Kevin Willard.
At multiple points this season, Sina was commended by Willard for his immense understanding of the Pirates' offensive system, going so far as giving the point guard full authority to call his own plays.
“I appreciate all the hard work and determination Jaren has put into our program over the last two years,” Willard said. “He is an outstanding young man, and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Sina has struggled on both sides of the basketball since Big East play began. Despite playing 32 minutes per game, good for second on the team, Sina has not been able to find his grove offensively, averaging only 7 points a game.