News from MSU Media Relations--July 22

The latest sports news from the MSU Media Relations Department...Men's Basketball.

Men's Basketball
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State basketball coach Rick Stansbury announced Friday that junior forward Renardo Sidney returned to Houston, Texas, earlier this week to workout with former NBA standout John Lucas in preparation for the upcoming season.

Sidney, who now won't travel to Europe in two weeks with MSU, trained with Lucas back in May and June.

"Renardo Sidney has returned to Houston, Texas, to continue working out with John Lucas," said Stansbury, who is entering his 14th season at the helm of the MSU program. "He will not accompany the team to Europe next month, but he is expected back on campus for the start of the fall semester in mid-August."

The Bulldogs will depart for Amsterdam on Aug. 5 and return to the United States on Aug. 15. During their time overseas, they will play five games in the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

Teams are allowed to make trips to foreign countries once every four years, but players can participate just one time during the career.

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