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The Renardo Sidney era at Miss State ends after this season


Mike Miller

Mississippi State spent the last two seasons wondering if Renardo Sidney was ever going to be a factor and found out this season that it didn’t really need him.

And that’ll be the end of it.

The often troublesome forward will leave the Bulldogs after this season, according to Zagsblog. He could transfer (unlikely given how miserable he’s made Rick Stansbury), but he’ll likely seek to begin his professional career somewhere. The NBA is a longshot. Perhaps the D-League or overseas.

Sidney, a 6-10 junior who probably weighs around 300 pounds, averages 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 22 minutes. Once thought to be the Bulldogs’ beast down low, he’s never really developed into that type of player. Teammate Arnett Moultrie, a 6-11 junior, is far more valuable, both for his rebounding ability and steadiness down low.

Too bad, too. Sidney would be “unstoppable” if he simply applies himself and was able to play 35 minutes a game, Moultrie told the Jackson Calrion-Ledger.

Maybe Sidney will blossom one day away from the college game. But I doubt it.

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