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Old 09-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Renardo Sidney may not play college basketball

But it won't be his choice.

Apparently the NCAA has removed Renardo Sidney's certification to play college basketball due to a failure to provide information pertinent to an NCAA investigation into Renardo's amateur status.

The NCAA requested documents that would explain how the Sidney family was able to afford to move from their home in Mississippi to a $1 million house in California with a $5000 a month rent (that's $60,000 in rent a year) when Renardo moved there to play at Fairfax HS. The documents/information have not been provided.

So it looks like Sidney may never play college ball, and I imagine he will play overseas. And it also looks like you are probably down by one potential lottery pick Interminator, guess you'll have to rely on Lance. That is if he doesn't get pegged by the NCAA too.

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/e...71764/17091616



Honestly though, I can see how there are two sides to this story. It seems rather ironic when the NCAA and colleges make so much money off of college basketball, yet they demand that players not recieve any benefits other than an education, even in highschool. The Sidneys should just live in Mississippi when their son is probably going to have NBA earning power in a few years? I guess they should have been patient and shouldn't have been sucked in by slimy boosters, but give them a break.

If Sidney does lose his amateur status or get barred, this is a perfect example of why kids should still be able to declare for the draft out of hghschool.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Renardo Sidney may not play college basketball

college just isnt for star players with below normal IQ's. Like Derrick Rose, Brandon Jennings and now Renardo Sidney. Sidney was remember committed to USC, but couldn't pass his SAT so USC pulled back their scholarship.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:52 AM   #3
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college just isnt for star players with below normal IQ's. Like Derrick Rose, Brandon Jennings and now Renardo Sidney. Sidney was remember committed to USC, but couldn't pass his SAT so USC pulled back their scholarship.
I thought Sidney pulled out of USC due to the impending ****-storm that was about to hit Tim Floyd over OJ Mayo, not the other way around. Pretty sure he's academically eligible to play in college, even if he's definitely not the sharpest bulb in the litter.

But this question of the $5000 a month home in California that the Sidney's probably did not pay for themselves, that might not be as surmountable as grades.

Meh, Sidney might be better off playing overseas for a year anyways.
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I thought Sidney pulled out of USC due to the impending ****-storm that was about to hit Tim Floyd over OJ Mayo, not the other way around. Pretty sure he's academically eligible to play in college, even if he's definitely not the sharpest bulb in the litter.

But this question of the $5000 a month home in California that the Sidney's probably did not pay for themselves, that might not be as surmountable as grades.

Meh, Sidney might be better off playing overseas for a year anyways.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketb...n=ncaab,160941

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Mon May 04, 2009 10:21 am EDT

USC was scared to recruit Renardo Sidney
By Eamonn Brennan

Last week, Renardo Sidney, a 6'10 power forward ranked No. 16 overall in the 2009 Rivals 150, decided to take his game to Mississippi State. It was a minor recruiting coup for the Bulldogs, and slightly out of nowhere: Since when do big power forwards with versatile perimeter games choose Starkville -- and no offense, MSU, but we all know it's true -- over places like USC and UCLA? What made the Bulldogs so appealing?

In fact, Sidney had already chosen USC. His family threw a lavish party for his signing announcement, and in dramatic fashion, Sidney pulled a USC cap from a box, packing peanuts and all, as the party clapped in celebration. But later, USC rescinded its scholarship offer, and now Sidney is headed back to Mississippi. Huh?
The Los Angeles Times got some athletic director subordinate types at USC and UCLA on the record about Sidney, and their answer for the confusing result is simple: They were worried about Sidney's money issues:

Though they are from rival schools who often wage intense battles for the same athletes, the sources agreed on this about Sidney: The reward of suiting up such a prodigious talent was not worth the larger risk. Bruins and Trojans sources both say they were wary of potentially intense NCAA scrutiny prompted by these issues: Despite what was perceived as a limited income, the family moved multiple times and resided in upscale homes during Sidney's high school years; and stepfather Renardo Sr. directed a club basketball team with financial backing that was unclear beyond a relatively modest shoe company sponsorship. Plus there was this: A source intimately familiar with Sidney's recruitment said a university official thought the stepfather had strongly hinted that he expected to be compensated if his son signed with the school.

In other words, even USC, a school that took in O.J. Mayo sight unseen and whose football program has been under investigation for what seems like the last five years thought Renardo Sidney's father was too much of a loose cannon to deal with. Same goes for UCLA before them. All jokes about recruiting stuff aside, how often do coaches just walk away from talented recruits like this? How seemingly dirty do you have to be for two major programs to just ... walk away?

(Oh, and apologies for the late start today. My alarm clock owes me lunch.)

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Old 09-15-2009, 10:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Renardo Sidney may not play college basketball

I don't see anything about SATs there, so I'm not sure what you were talking about.

And it seems ironic that USC avoided Sidney over amateur concerns when their football and basketball programs have been suspected of recruiting violations for a while now, and they got dinged on O.J. Mayo.
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I was looking foward to seeing a Varnado/Sidney front court.
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