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Boys' basketball: Fairfax standout Sidney visits Virginia

November 18, 2008 |  6:49 pm

Renardo Fairfax senior Renardo Sidney and his family made an unofficial visit to Virginia this past weekend and left impressed by the school's "great campus and academics," the player's father, Renardo Sidney Sr. said in a text message to The Times.

Cavaliers Coach Dave Leitao could use a high-profile recruit after last year's 5-11 showing in the ACC. Sidney Sr. stopped short of identifying Virginia as the leading candidate to land his son, but did praise how university staff treated the 6-feet-10 standout.

"They understand the difference between a Big Mac and a Whopper with cheese," he said in a text message. "Big Macs are good for resumes, Whoppers with cheese bring home gold balls."

-- Lance Pugmire

Photo: Renardo Sidney slam dunks against Westchester on Jan. 18, 2008. Credit: Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times