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Renardo Sidney to announce college decision

February 17, 2009 |  8:00 pm

Fairfax's Renardo Sidney dunks against Westchester last month. On Sunday, a very big kid will make a very big announcement.

Fairfax High center Renardo Sidney is widely considered one of the 10 best high school prospects in the nation. He first started to generate attention as an eighth-grader while living in Mississippi. As a 6-11 senior, Sidney has led Fairfax to a No. 2 seeding in the City Section Division I playoffs.

USC was on Sidney's short list, and Trojans coach Tim Floyd was spotted at the Fairfax-Westchester game a month ago. But, as of today, it looks like USC is out of contention.

UCLA is still a top choice -- assuming he can make the grades. Sidney hasn't taken the SAT. Even if he announces for the Bruins, he'll still have to pass the test.

Arizona State and Virginia also are possible destinations. Some online scouting services list Texas, Nevada Las Vegas and Mississippi State as long shots.

Sunday's announcement is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Fairfax High.

-- Adam Rose

Photo: Fairfax's Renardo Sidney dunks against Westchester last month. Credit: Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times.