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Saturday / February 24.
  • Renardo Sidney to Visit UVA; Europe Not an Option

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    Renardo Sidney will take an unofficial visit to Virginia this weekend.

    The 6-foot-10 Sidney, ranked No. 10 among prospects in the Class of 2009 out of Los Angeles (CA) Fairfax, has not yet taken the PSAT or SAT and thus cannot take an official visit.

    CavsCorner.com reports that Sidney and his parents are expected to arrive in Charlottesville on Saturday and stay until Monday. They will watch Virginia’s season opener Sunday against VMI.

    Sidney is originally from Mississippi. He took an unofficial visit to Mississippi State while on a family trip back to that state.

    He is also reportedly considering USC, UCLA and LSU. At one point Stephenson was said to be considering going to Europe, a la Brandon Jennings, but his father has now apparently ruled that out.

    “He’s going to college. He wants to go to college,” the elder Sidney told FoxSports.com. “I’ve been struggling all my life. Another year isn’t going to make a difference.”

    [If you want to read an epic story on Sidney, check this out.]

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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