April 28, 2000
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane men's basketball coach Perry Clark announced Friday that transfer Nick Sinville has signed an athletics Grant-In-Aid agreement with the school and compete for the Green Wave.
Sinville, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound, forward, played the last two seasons at the University of Minnesota. The 1999-2000 campaign was Sinville's best, as he saw action in 28 games (one start) and averaged 4.2 points and 4.0 rebounds for the Golden Gophers. He posted career highs of 12 points and eight boards on two occasions as a sophomore, Nov. 30 vs. Virginia and Jan. 15 against Michigan.
"Players with the talent, character and toughness of Nick Sinville don't come around very often," said Clark. "We are very happy to add Nick to our program. He keeps us moving in the direction we want to go."
A native of Shreveport, La., Sinville was the 1998 Louisiana Class AA Player of the Year at Loyola Prep High School with season averages of 21.1 points, 16.2 rebounds and 5.3 blocked shots. He led Loyola to a 24-8 record and berth in the state tournament quarterfinals as a senior. Sinville was a three-time all-conference selection, a two-time all-city pick and an all-metro honoree.
A three-year letterman at Loyola, Sinville played two seasons under current Tulane assistant coach Brock Kantrow. He posted four triple-doubles in his prep career and finished his career as the school's all-time leading rebounder and second-leading scorer (behind Kansas' Billy Thomas). He was ranked as a top 50 recruit as a prep by HoopScoop magazine.
Sinville joins an already solid recruiting class for the Green Wave this season. Sherrod Teasley (G, Middleburg, Va.) signed this spring, while David Hawkins (G, Washington, D.C.), Wayne Tinsley (G/F, Salisbury, Conn.) and George Brown (C, Nashville, Tenn.) signed with the school during the November signing period.
Clark and the Green Wave return six players from last season's 20-11 squad that
participated in the NIT.