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Sidney on the verge of committing to MSU

Posted on: April 26, 2009 2:53 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2009 3:02 pm
 
McDonald's All-American Renardo Sidney is on the verge of decommitting from Southern California so that he can commit to Mississippi State, according to Scout.com's Dave Telep.

Scout.com rates Sidney as the seventh-best prospect in the Class of 2009.

He's a 6-foot-9 forward at Fairfax High in Los Angeles who is originally from Mississippi.

Sidney reportedly visited Mississippi State this weekend. Assuming he switches commitments, he'll be the fourth top 10 prospect to change destinations since last year -- joining No. 3 DeMarcus Cousins (from Memphis to Kentucky), No. 6 Xavier Henry (from Memphis to Kansas) and No. 10 Abdul Gaddy (from Arizona to Washington). Meantime, No. 2 John Wall and No. 8 Lance Stephenson remain uncommitted.
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Since: Mar 8, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2009 5:54 pm
 

Sidney on the verge of committing to MSU

Come on guys, pull your heads out.  UCLA shut down their recruiting for "unspecified reasons", so USC gets a shot at someone they normally would never land... then as time progresses, USC removes the offer, says they want nothing to do with him and only one school in the country, the mighty Mississippi State are the only ones to reach out to a star of this caliber?  This kid is dirty, he's into something, his family is into something and USC can't afford another OJ Mayo.  It's not worth it and USC doesn't need to take the risk.  Mississippi State on the other hand apparently has nothing to lose.



Since: Oct 10, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2009 8:02 pm
 

Sidney on the verge of committing to MSU

I also heard it was because of grades; he's not academically eligible for UCLA and probably not 'SC either.



Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: April 27, 2009 7:41 pm
 

Sidney on the verge of committing to MSU

i'm glad he turned it down also. now sean "i can't develop any players and they spurn me to go to south florida and i hire the AAU coach of MoMo Jones and still can't get a visit" miller is at the helm. if floyd went to zona, then jamie dixon goes to USC and there are no weak spots. at least with miller, after lute's guys graduate, we can count on 2 wins a year vs. zona.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 27, 2009 5:18 pm
 

Sidney on the verge of committing to MSU

Poor, poor Tim Floyd.  He is the one who initially contacts Arizona for a "discussion" /

That's not the way I understand it. It was my impression that Livengood was actively pursuing Floyd and I've neither read nor heard otherwise. I'm real happy he turned down the job tho.



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: April 27, 2009 11:39 am
 

Sidney on the verge of committing to MSU

whs21 is right on.  Many people aren't aware of it, but MSU has been as good as anyone in the SEC West for awhile now.  The bulldogs also went to the final four in 1996 (USC's last final four was in 1954), so maybe he is considering MSU to be back in Mississippi at the most consistent SEC West program over the last 15 years.




Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2009 10:39 am
 

Sidney on the verge of committing to MSU

Back in 1977 the University of Southern California Alumni Association gave an outstanding high school player from Eisenhower High in Rialto, California a brand new 1977 Camaro Z28.  Amazingly enough he went on to star as a defensive player at USC.  He eventually earned four Super Bowl rings for the 49'ers.  Apparently, there ain't no cars available at USC anymore!  Frown



Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2009 10:31 am
 

Sidney on the verge of committing to MSU

He still has to pass the SAT, which we were to put him in a class to study for it. Id still want him at USC, but not sure about the SAT passing.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: April 27, 2009 8:56 am
 

Sidney on the verge of committing to MSU

Yeah we all know SC is such a basketball powerhouse.  Sure they've had a few great players recently, but come on.  State would have too had Outlaw and Ellis not gone straight to the NBA, yet they still have won a couple of SEC tourneys and four division titles under Stansbury.  And to the poster who said that the SEC is not the Big East, neither is the Pac-10.



Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2009 8:02 am
 

Sidney on the verge of committing to MSU

OK, let's make one thing clear. Mississippi State has been one of the most consistent teams in the SEC over the last 10 years. Even during Kentucky's domination in the 1960's, MSU was really the only school to disturb Rupp's teams in the day.

As for Starkville being "the armpit of America", remember, it's places like these, agricultural schools, that make sure the best technology and research is done so you have food to crap out of America's anu$, which is Oxford, MS.



Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: April 27, 2009 12:12 am
 

Sidney on the verge of committing to MSU

SEC aint exactly the Big East. He has 1 offer and he'll probably take it and go to MSU.


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