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Full Name: Anderson Franca Varejao
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.09 m)/ 230 (104.3 kg)
Birthdate: September 28, 1982 (Santa Teresa, Brazil)
Team: F.C. Barcelona (Spain)

F.C. Barcelona (ACB)
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2001-02238.375221.0001112184.0
2002-033812.750611.54616142258.3
Totals51120.550813.61527263336.6
Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 0-for-0 (.000); 2002-03, 1-for-2 (.500). Totals: 1-for-2 (.500).

F.C. Barcelona (Euroleague)
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2001-0291529.517915.600362104424.7
2002-03203262.516926.3466741113884.4
Totals294791.5161841.439103621171304.5
Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 1-for-1 (1.000); 2002-03, 5-for-17 (.294). Totals: 6-for-18 (.333).

An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights: A member of the Brazilian National Team and a former member of Brazilís Junior National Team. Earned a bronze medal with Brazil at the 2001 Goodwill Games. In the 106-98 overtime loss to the United States in the semifinals, tallied seven points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 23 minutes of playing time.

(2002-03): Played three games for F.C. Barcelona in the ACB before the team decided to use him only in Euroleague games. In Euroleague play, scored 17 points in 22 minutes against Benetton Treviso of Italy. Turned in his most complete game of the season against Alba Berlin of Germany, collecting 12 rebounds, nine points and five blocked shots. Tallied nine points and nine rebounds vs. Pau Orthez of France. Scored 12 points in 13 minutes vs. Cibona of Croatia. Contributed 11 points and four rebounds in 18 minutes vs. AEK of Greece.

(2002 World Championships): Played for Brazil in the 2002 World Championship in Indianapolis, averaging 9.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots while playing 28 minutes per game. Shot 40 percent from three-point range.

(2001-02): Midway through the 2001-02 season, switched to F.C. Barcelona in Spain, making his ACB (Spanish League) debut February 10, 2002. Had been having a fantastic season in his native Brazil for Franca Sau Paulo. In his second game with F.C. Barcelona in ACB play, scored six points and grabbed nine rebounds in only 19 minutes vs. Gijon. In nine Euroleague games, averaged 4.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per game. Tallied 10 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes vs. Benetton Treviso of Italy. Contributed eight points and six rebounds in 22 minutes vs. Scavolini Pesaro.

Prior to moving to F.C. Barcelona in February 2002, dominated the Brazilian League in his first season at the top level. Averaged 17.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and three blocks. Was named MVP even though he left to play in Spain.

(2000-01): Previously played for Franca Marathon (Brazil), the Franca team in the second division. Led that team to a 24-4 record during the 2000-01 season.

Personal: Is the younger brother of Sandro Varejao, who played in the Big East Conference at West Virginia.