The latest mock NBA Draft from ESPN's Chad Ford - located behind the Insider paywall, sorry - has nine SEC players getting drafted in the first-round, including Mississippi State's Arnett Moultrie to Denver at No. 20.
But there's no sign of 6-foot-10 MSU center Renardo Sidney, a player once thought to be a possible lottery pick.
As one NBC draft analyst puts it, Sidney "went from arguably the best prospect in the country five or six years ago to a guy that isn't even considered one of the top 60 players in his draft class."
There's a good reason why Sid had fallen off the draft board - he hasn't done anything since leaving Starkville to suggest that he would be anything but a wasted pick.
The Renardo Sidney soap opera continued this week with the news (via NBA blogger Ed Isaacson) that he was dropped by his agent, Johnny Foster. Foster actually quit working with two other draft-eligible players to concentrate on Sidney, to no avail. Stop me if you've heard this before, but Sid stands accused of not putting in the effort required to prep for the NBA Draft.
The guy who got the scoop, NBA blogger Ed Isaacson (link here) went so far this week as to spike an inteview he'd done with Sidney because he said he was uneasy about what the player had said, in the wake of Foster's subsequent decision to quit as his agent.
Some NBA team will roll the dice, almost surely in the late second round, and bring Renardo Sidney into camp. Somewhere, there's an NBA coaching staff who thinks they can "fix" Renardo Sidney, even at this late date. They'll almost surely be wrong.