Mississippi State Pulls In SEC's Top Recruit Renardo Sidney

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Mississippi State Pulls In SEC's Top Recruit Renardo Sidney
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Sidney to MSU

Sidney to MSU

The nation’s fifth-best basketball prospect according to Scout, and the best incoming freshman to the SEC thus far, signed with Mississippi State on Thursday. Renardo Sidney, a 6′10″ power forward with immense talent, will be a Bulldog in 2009-'10.

Sidney is known for his face-to-the-basket prowess, including his fadeaway mid-range game and long-distance skills. He is also one of the best-passing big men in the class.

If Jarvis Varnado returns to Mississippi State, the Bulldogs are already being tabbed as a preseason top-15 squad and Final Four contender.

If Kentucky manages to bring in John Wall, the nation’s consensus top player, the SEC could see a replay of 2006 when the Wildcats and Bulldogs fought tooth and nail throughout the season and both made the Final Four.

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