ScoutTV: Renardo Sidney, Sr, Part 1-of-3

Renardo Sidney, Sr., the dad of Mississippi State men's basketball signee Renardo Sidney, Jr., in this three-part exclusive video interview done May 7th, talks about his son - from the first time he noticed how talented he was to the time he decided to sign with MSU. Video interviews with Renardo Sidney, Jr. and his mother, Patricia Sidney, will be shown over the course of the next two days.

I flew to Los Angeles, California last Thursday and did exclusive interviews with Renardo Sidney, Jr. and his parents, Patricia Sidney and Renardo Sidney, Sr.

First up is my interview with Renardo Sidney, Sr.

Part 1 - 1) When he first noticed how talented his son is, 2) when college coaches first noticed his son and what they liked about him, 3) why they decided to move to Los Angeles, California, 5) how the move to Los Angeles has helped his son as a person and as a player -

Part 2 - 1) How did he help keep his son grounded during his high school career and during the recruiting process, 2) how many scholarship offers did his son receive, 3) did they set up a step-by-step plan to help their son during the recruiting process, 4) why MSU moved to the top of his son's list after Renardo decommitted -

Part 3 - 1) What their family learned about the recruiting process, 2) how MSU can help his son achieve his goal of making it to the NBA, 3) his thoughts about the MSU coaching staff, 4) the recruiting process the second time around, 5) how the development of MSU's big men factored into his son's decision -

Upcoming this week are video interviews with Patricia Sidney, Renardo's mother, and Renardo himself.

Tuesday - Interview with Patricia Sidney

Wednesday - Interview with Renardo Sidney, Jr.

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