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Prospect Profile

Jarvis Varnado

  • Full Name: Jarvis Lamar Varnado
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 230
  • Birthdate: March 1, 1988
  • College: Mississippi State
Miami Heat Round 2: Pick 41
Mississippi St.
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 35 13 75 116 0.647 24 45 0.533 0 1 0.000 146 11 12 67 174 5.0
2007-08 34 34 109 170 0.641 50 100 0.500 1 2 0.500 264 18 18 157 269 7.9
2008-09 36 36 180 328 0.549 104 159 0.654 0 1 0.000 317 28 22 170 464 12.9
2009-10 36 36 184 316 0.582 128 210 0.610 0 0 0.000 369 32 24 170 496 13.8

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

 

Career Highlights: All-time leading shot blocker in NCAA history with 564 blocks. Named SEC Defensive Player of the Year his final three seasons. Earned All-SEC First Team honors as a junior and senior.

  

Senior (2009-10): Led team in scoring (13.8 ppg), rebounds (10.3 rpg), blocks (4.7 bpg) and field-goal percentage (.582). Played in and started all 36 of the team’s games, scoring in double figures 31 times, including four games with 20 or more points and 17 double-doubles. Recorded a triple-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks against Arkansas. Scored a season-high 23 points on 8-for-9 shooting to go along with 17 rebounds against San Diego.

  

Junior (2008-09): Led team in scoring (12.9 ppg), rebounds (8.8 rpg), blocks (4.7 bpg) and field-goal percentage (.549). Played in and started all 36 of the team’s games, scoring in double figures 23 times and rebounding in double figures 13 times. Scored a career-high 31 points on 10-for-18 shooting from the field and 11-for-13 shooting from the free-throw line against LSU. Blocked a season-high nine shots against Louisiana-Monroe. Collected a season-high 16 rebounds against Fairleigh Dickinson.

  

Sophomore (2007-08): Led team in rebounds (7.8 rpg), blocks (4.6 bpg) and field-goal percentage (.641). Played in and started all 34 of the team’s games, scoring in double figures 12 times and rebounding in double figures 10 times. Scored a season-high 16 points twice, against Lafayette and Vanderbilt. Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to go along with 13 points against LSU. Blocked a career-high 10 shots three times, against Miami, Georgia, and Kentucky.

  

Freshman (2006-07): Led team in blocks (1.9 bpg) and field-goal percentage (.647). Played in all 35 of the team’s games, starting 13 of them. Scored a season-high 13 points, grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds, and blocked a season-high seven shots against New Orleans.

 

Strengths: Superb shot-blocker with great athletic ability and length. Great rebounder who finishes well around the rim. Has a developing back-to-the-basket game.

 

Personal: Son of Janice and Winston Varnado. Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

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