what do u see him doing this season? i have high hope for the big men
There is a lot of confusion going on whether Renardo Sidney is even in shape after being out of basketball last year. He is going to be suspended for the first 10 games of MSU's season. I really like this guy. He came from a family struggling with poverty and got caught excepting money while in High School. I can't hold that against him because you gotta do what you got to do to survive. Atleast he moved away from his bad neighborhood when he did take the money showing that he wants to better himself and keep himself away from negative people.
Sidney came into the ADIDAS Nations weighing 300 pounds, thats overweight for him but he still looked excellent dunking, and moving with the ball.
I think Sidney is a real darkhouse. He has the talent and size to dominant the college ranks and move into the lottery. Tho he likely won't because from what I hear he is uncoachable although he has to know this is his last chance to change his career around so he will likely play somewhere in them middle of big men oozing with potential, and dominance. If healthy and playing for a MSU team that don't have a lot of talent I expect him to put up big numbers in the 17-10 range. That should be good enough for a team to take a chance on him late in the first round as long as his character issues are straightened out.
To me , I see a lot of similarities between him and Zach Randolph, I could see him developing into a legit NBA player someday, but I think it will take time, most likely he will be drafted in the late first round by a playoff team and have to spend some time on the bench working his way up much like Randolph. I'm not saying he'll ever put up 22 and 11 like Z-Bo, but he does have the talent to do so. Either way, I expect a solid freshman year a late 1st round selection and a couple years coming off the bench and putting up big numbers in summer league before he is ready to make an impact in the NBA.
When he returns from injury, it'll be interesting to see if Coach Stansbury gets him to play down low as a low post player, like Coach Calipari did with DeMarcus Cousins. If he can get him to do that, he has a chance to be a 1st or 2nd team All-SEC player. He probably will have a nice-sized impact with Mississippi, similar to the one Derrick Caracter had at UTEP. I expect like 13-14 ppg and 7-8 rpg. Mississippi State has the look of a sleeper top 25 team, but it depends on if Dee Bost gets eligible. If not, they are probably an NIT team
Stansbury talks Bost
Mississippi State basketball coach Rick Stansbury has not heard back from the NCAA concerning Dee Bost's appeal to remain eligible for the upcoming season after he failed to pull his name out of the NBA Draft before May
In a recent interview on FoxSports.com, Stansbury said he expected a decision from the NCAA to come by the end of the month.
Meanwhile, Renardo Sidney, who must sit out the first nine games of the season, is still dealing with weight issues. The 6-foot-10 center weighs 286 pounds now, Stansbury said. The hope is that Sidney will be down to 275 pounds by the time he takes the court.
"I don't know if any big guy in the country last year had the combination of size, strength and skills like he does," Stansbury said in the interview. "There may be guys bigger, stronger or more skilled, but the combination of all three? He's as good as it gets."
A lineup with Bost and Sidney could prove dangerous in the Southeastern Conference, obviously. How dangerous?
"There's no question we'll have a chance to compete for another championship," Stansbury said.
Agree with JNixon but going off talent alone Sidney could have a Cousins like impact. But it's very, very, very, very, unlikely. I remember when this guy was a sophomore I thought he was going to be the next great big but after that almost every scouting report I read on him was about how he likes to float around the 3 point line too much and despite adding weight didn't like to mix it up in the post. Thats the worse combination there is when not only are you overweight but you don't use the effin weight to bully people. Also at the Adidas Nation he was apparently playing like an out of shape Antione Walker. Another bad sign.
The most realistic outlook for him in my eyes is not Cousins or Walker but somebody like Glen Davis. But he's not as good a rebounder although he might be a better scorer. so 14 and 7 with around 2 assists seems realistic.
Also I thought Sidney was being considered a sophomore?
Anyways, USC cut ties with him, and UCLA didn't want him because they felt like he was a player that would get stats but not help a team win. So it's gonna be interesting to see how that develops in Mississippi.
But I think he needs to stay in college at least another year to prove he is not only in shape but is becoming a better person and fixing his character issues before somebody takes him in the 1st round and gives him a guaranteed contract. But if he does get in shape and play well to the tune of 14 and 7 this year and possibly 18 and 8 next year he could be a lotto sleeper.
Also, this is off topic but has anybody heard news on Josh Shelby's eligibility? Shelby has a chance to take college basketball by storm with his quickness, strength, and shooting. He plays like Westbrook with a 3 point shot. Not only that he got that "it" factor and has a knack for making jaw dropping plays. It would be a shame if he werent eligible. This goes back to the discussion on shouldn't the schools themselves decide who is eligible and who they want to admit instead of the NCAA? And it's foolish to make kids go to college for a year then make a fuss that they don't have good grades. Well you can't have it both ways everybody is put on earth to do different things it just seems like they're trying so hard to make it more difficult on these kids. Just like Sidney. Can anybody blame the kid for accepting money when your families on wealfare and can barely afford dinner?
"When he returns from injury"
I meant suspension. My bad.