Renardo Sidney (Fairfax, CA) Picks Southern California

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Renardo Sidney (Fairfax, CA)

Renardo Sidney (Fairfax, CA)

The afternoon press conference that was set-up for Renardo Sidney to make his announcement on where he will play college ball next year had no surprises. After earlier in the week when UCLA dropped out of his recruitment, it was a no-brainer that he would end up at cross-town rival USC.

Now the only thing holding Renardo Sidney from finalizing the committment is get a qualifying SAT score when he takes the test March 16, 2009.

He has had an outstanding senior campaign posting big numbers and leading his team to a 24-3 record thus far. He is avgeraging 24.0 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.

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Renardo Sidney (Fairfax, CA) Announcing College Decision Sunday

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Renardo Sidney

Renardo Sidney a 6’10/255 power forward is planning on ending his recruitment this Sunday, when he will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. PDT. Renardo is a top ten player in the class of 2009; the schools in the running for his services include UCLA, USC, UNLV, Virginia, Mississippi State, Texas and UConn.

Renardo still needs to take the SAT and qualify to gain NCAA eligibility for next season. The rumors going around the west coast are that he is a done deal to UCLA if he can qualify.

Renardo Sidney is having a very impressive senior campaign averaging 26.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.6 blocks per game.

2009 Nike Hoops Summit USA Roster

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The 12th annual Nike Hoops Summit will take place on April 11th at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR for the second year in a row. The game will match up some of the elite high school ball players in the USA against the top international prospect under the age of 19. This all-star game is very unique in the fact the players will be playing as representatives for the home countries. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. (PDT).

Some of the past stars in this game include Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City), Al Jefferson (Minnesota Timberwolves), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), O.J. Mayo (Memphis Grizzlies), Michael Beasley (Miami Heat), Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves), Andrea Bargnani (Toronto Raptors) and many others.

USA Junior National Select Roster:

Derrick Favors (South Atlanta, GA) (C) Georgia Tech

John Henson (Sickles, FL) (PF) UNC

DeMarcus Cousins (LeFlore, AL) (PF) Undecided

Mason Plumlee (Christ School, NC) (PF) Duke

Mike Moser (Grant, OR) (SF) UCLA

Xavier Henry (Putnam City, OK) (SG) Memphis

Avery Bradley (Findlay Prep, NV) (SG) Texas

Leslie McDonald (Briarcrest, TN) (SG) UNC

John Wall (Word of God, NC) (PG) Undecided

Abdul Gaddy (Bellarmine Prep, WA) (PG) Washington

2009 McDonald’s All-American Game Rosters

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mcdonaldsThe 2009 contest will take place in the sunshine state at the University of Miami’s Bank United Center on April 1. This is the most prestigious All-American game that is held on the high school level and is comprised of 24 elite players from the East and West coast. The game will be aired on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.

East Roster:

Derrick Favors (South Atlanta, GA) (C) Georgia Tech

Alex Oriakhi (Tilton School, NH) (C) UConn

Ryan Kelly (Ravenscroft School, NC) (PF) Duke

Milton Jennings (Pinewood Prep, SC) (PF) Clemson

Dante Taylor (National Christian Academy, MD) (PF) Pittsburgh

DeMarcus Cousins (LeFlore, AL) (PF) Undecided

Lance Stephenson (Lincoln, NY) (SG) Undecided

Kenny Boynton (American Heritage, FL) (SG) Florida

Dominic Cheek (St. Anthony, NJ) (SG) Villanova

Dexter Strickland (St. Patrick, NJ) (PG) UNC

Maalik Wayns (Roman Catholic, PA) (PG) Villanova

Peyton Silva (Franklin, WA) (PG) Louisville

West Roster:

Keith “Tiny” Gallon (Oak Hill Academy, VA) (C) Oklahoma

John Henson (Sickles, FL) (PF) UNC

Wally Judge (Arlington Country Day, FL) (PF) Kansas State

David Wear (Mater Dei, CA) (PF) UNC

Travis Wear (Mater Dei, CA) (PF) UNC

Renardo Sidney (Fairfax, CA) (PF) Undecided

Mason Plumlee (Christ School, NC) (PF) Duke

Xavier Henry (Putnam City, OK) (SG) Memphis

Avery Bradley (Findlay Prep, NV) (SG) Texas

Michael Snear (Rancho Verde, CA) (SG) Florida State

Abdual Gaddy (Bellarmine Prep, WA) (PG) Washington

Tommy Mason-Griffin (Madison, TX) (PG) Oklahoma

John Wall (Word of God, NC) and Jordan Hamilton (Dominguez, CA) were both ineligible for this game.

The top three Universities represented in this game are UNC (4), Undecided (3) and Duke, Oklahoma and Villanova each had (2). The top rated player left off the rosters was Mouphtaou Yarou (Montrose Christian, MD).

DeMarcus Cousins (LeFlore, AL); Recruitment Update

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DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins (LeFlore, AL) gave an update on his recruitment at the 2009 Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, MA.

Memphis and Coach John Calipari now are the leader for his services, after he re-opened his recruitment since UAB would not give a written agreement letting him out of his letter of intent if Coach Mike Davis was no longer at the university.

Other schools that have been named by Cousins to receive an official visit in the spring include Kansas State and N.C. State. He also listed Wake Forest and Virginia Tech as schools of interest.

UAB is completely eliminated from his list of schools regardless if Coach Mike Davis is there next year. Cousins said “UAB is out of the picture, but I’m still down with Mike Davis,” he said. “It’s a bad situation down there, and nothing is going to change. Even if Coach Davis is there, I’m not going there.”

He helped lead his team to a 67-54 victory over Lincoln, NY at the Spalding Hoophall Classic on Monday afternoon. He finished the game with 17 points, 20 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal, 2 assist and 3 turnovers.

Derrick Favors (South Atlanta, GA) Picks Georgia Tech

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On Wednesday, Derrick Favors a 6’9/225 power forward from (South Atlanta, GA) announced he will be attending Georgia Tech. He picked the Yellow Jackets over N.C. State and Georgia.

Derrick Favors who is a consensus top five prospect will be a impact player for Georgia Tech next season in the ACC. Coach Paul Hewitt now has very impressive incoming class for next year.

Derrick Favors joins Mfon Udofia (Miller Grove, GA), Brian Oliver (William Penn, DE), Glen Rice JR. (Walton, GA) and Kammeon Holsey (Hancock Central, GA) for the recruiting class of 2009.

Derrick Favors is a prospect with a high upside to his game. He has the ability to finish on the inside with either hand along with being a great rebounder on both ends of the floor. He runs the floor very well for a player his size and is capable of stepping outside and knocking down the jumper if you double team him. He is very active on the inside on both ends of the floor being able to alter or block any shot put up by his opponents on the inside. He has a motor that never stops and has started to add even more range on his jumper stepping out and knocking down the 3 more consistently.

Derrick Favors (South Atlanta, GA) Recruitment Update

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By: Alex Schwartz (Northstar Basketball Blog)

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Derrick Favors

A few days ago I had the opportunity to catch up with Derrick Favors ’09 of South Atlanta (GA), arguably America’s best player. The gifted 6’9 center is the most dominant low post player in the country and has a good shot at winning some National Player of the Year awards this season. Favors, who I listed as the fourth best performer at the 2008 Boost Mobile Elite 24 Classic, has been progressively cutting his college list down over the past few months. When I interviewed Derrick at the Elite 24 event, he had a list of 10 schools he was still considering. When I caught up with him again in early October, Favors informed me that he was down to five schools, having cut his list in half. By late November, that number had been trimmed down to four, as Florida State was no longer under consideration. Well, Derrick has chopped another team off his once extensive list of college options, and this time it is Memphis. When I got in touch with Favors recently, he let me know via text message that he was down to Georgia Tech, Georgia, and North Carolina State. The big man said that he had no favorites, stating, “they [are] all the same.” I went on to ask Favors what the main factors in his decision would be: “Being able to play in front of my friends and family.” He did say that this does not give the Peach State schools a leg up on NC State though. Derrick, who I project as a 2009 McDonald’s All-American, has been slotted to select Georgia Tech every time I have done projections for him (late August, early October, and mid-November), with UGA listed as second in line every time. I still think that Derrick Favors will end up playing for Paul Hewitt as a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket.

Courtesy: http://blog.northstarbball.com/

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