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Oak Creek basketball player staying home to play for the Panthers

Posted at 10:43 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 23:43:28-05

OAK CREEK — Jasin Sinani is a basketball player who likes doing a little bit of everything. And it caught the eye of the local college program wanting to have him stay home.

"Making it official really was a big moment for me in my life, and moving forward, trying to keep getting better and make my mark," Jasin Sinani says.

Sinani of Oak Creek basketball is staying home next year to play for the Milwaukee Panthers.

"With the talks with Coach Baldwin, and me getting a great relationship with the whole coaching staff. That's what they were pushing for, they want to bring back Milwaukee to what it used to be, being at the top of the Horizon League," Sinani says.

"I know he had numerous Division 1 scholarships. To me, I told him it didn't matter when we talked about where he wants to go. You know, I was always telling him, go where you feel most comfortable. Selfishly, I wanted to go to UWM!" Oak Creek Head Coach Kyle Johnsen says.

He's a jack of all trades.

"And he's a special player, because he doesn't care about scoring, which is unique in kids these days," Johnsen says. "They want to score 30, 40, 50 points a game. He wants to have 15 to 20 assists. He broke the assist record, at our school is 266 assists, and he hasn't even started his senior year yet."

"I'm a do it all player. My Dad's always stressing to me defense, defense, defense. So I kind of, I take pride in the defense," Sinani says.

And noticeably stronger, thanks to his brother Jakup, a Division 2 quarterback at Minnesota-Moorhead.

"Having my brother back, that's probably when I pushed myself the hardest," Sinani says. "My brother's there, getting on me. So it was great having him home."

"His biggest asset was quarantine. I hate to you know, say that. His brother coming home, making him lift constantly, really pushing him that way," Johnsen says.

Sinani is upping his scoring, so far with 27 and 29 point performances in 2 games.

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