Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Renardo Sidney, the 6-foot-11, 250-pound power forward out of Los Angeles Fairfax High, will announce his college choice on Sunday at 4 o’clock Pacific time in the Fairfax gym, according to reports.
The No. 10 player in the Rivals 150, Sidney will choose from among UCLA, Arizona State and Virginia, according to the L.A. Times. Texas, UNLV and Mississippi State have also been mentioned as longshots.
He is averaging 26.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.6 blocks and still must take the SAT next month to gain NCAA eligibility, according to the L.A. Times.
If Sidney picks UCLA, it might mean that the Bruins are out of the Lance Stephenson Sweepstakes (assuming they are really in it to begin with), since UCLA would be over its scholarship level.
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.