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Renardo Sidney, the 6-foot-11, 250-pound power forward out of Los Angeles Fairfax High, made his college announcement Sunday in the Fairfax gym.
“I chose USC because Tim Floyd has been a successful coach at every level and I am confident he can help me become a better player,” Sidney said.
The No. 10 player in the Rivals 150, Sidney chose USC over UCLA, Memphis, Virginia and Mississippi State.
Sidney’s father also said he was comfortable with Floyd “because he’s a Southern guy who has roots in Mississippi and I’ve been able to track his progress as a coach and we trust that he will do a good job as a coach with my son.”
St. Patrick’s run to the Tournament of Champions crown just got a little tougher.
That’s because Michael Gilchrist, a 6-foot-7 sophomore ranked No. 1 among small forwards in the Class of 2011 by Rivals, broke his foot on the last play of practice Friday.
“He didn’t make a big fuss out of it,” St. Patrick coach Kevin Boyle said Sunday by phone. “We thought it was a light sprain. They went to the ER to get it checked and he’ s in a soft cast. They’re going to see an expert Monday.”
Boyle said it’s unlikely Gilchrist would play again this season.
“We have no idea right now how severe it is and how long it is. Even if it’s a light fracture, for all intents and purposes you’re looking at the end of the year.
“He’s a sophomore so hopefully he gets more chances to get to the counties and the Tournament of Champions.”
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