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Get down on the block, Renardo!

Posted on: November 1, 2010 8:57 am
Edited on: November 1, 2010 9:00 am
Each time a person asks about Renardo Sidney, I explain that he's super-talented and still capable of becoming a first-round pick in the NBA Draft … as long he gets in shape and shows he understands he's a skilled post player, not a tall shooter. So you can imagine my disappointment when I read Brandon Marcello's take from this weeekend's Maroon-White scrimmage down at Mississippi State, particularly these two sentences:
[Sidney] flashed more frustration than skill on his way to 10 points. He finished 4-for-13 from the floor and attempted six shots beyond the arc.
(Seriously, Renardo? You've been on campus more than a year and had plenty of time to realize your best moments come when you use your body and skills to score in the paint, and yet you still went out and launched six 3-pointers in your first public scrimmage. So frustrating.)

"We’ve got to get him down to the block more; there's no question about that," Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury told Marcello, and I couldn't agree more. "He has some ability to make those [3-point] shots out there, but that’s not where you’re going to make your living at. You’ve go to get on that block more. He’ll find ways to do that."

For Sidney's sake, I hope so. Because if he ever again wants to have a home as nice as the one his family rented in Los Angeles while he played high school basketball, Sidney is going to have to earn big paychecks. And though there are many ways to do that, the best way is to dominate around the basket, record double-doubles and let Ravern Johnson handle the 3-pointers when 3-pointers need to be handled.

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:36 pm

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