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#32 Jarvis Varnado
Position: F/C
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brownsville, TN
High School: Haywood HS
Experience: 2 Letters

2008-09 (Junior):
- All-SEC pick by the AP and league coaches. Also named to the All-Defensive team and tabbed SEC Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row.
- Led the nation with 170 blocked shots, more than nine of the SEC teams, while only 21 of 330 Division I teams had more.
- With eight blocks against Fairleigh Dickinson, became MSU's all-time leader, surpassing Erick Dampier's mark of 249.
- Had team-high eight double-doubles.
- Had school-record nine first-half blocks against Louisiana-Monroe.
- Scored career-high 31 points vs. LSU.
- Scored 20-plus points six times.
- Against LSU in SECT, became the SEC single-season leader in blocked shots.
- Fourth in SEC in field goal percentage at .549 (180 of 328).
- His 394 career blocks are the second-most in SEC history behind Shaquille O'Neal's 412.
- Had career-high in steals (4) at Georgia and assists (4) vs. Ole Miss.
- Member of Team USA squad for World University Games. In six games, including three starts, averaged 5.5 pts, 3.8 boards and had seven blocks en route to winning the bronze medal and posting 6-1 record.

2007-08 (Sophomore):
- Started all 34 games and led nation with 157 blocks and was named both the SEC's and nation's top defender.
- Matched SEC's all-time single season mark for blocks set by Shaquille O'Neal of LSU in 1991-92.
- Was SEC's sixth-best rebounder (7.8), while hitting 64.1 percent of his field goals (4th on MSU's all-time season list).
- Had 10 bocks against three eventual NCAA tournament teams - Kentucky, Miami and Florida.
- Registered MSU's third recorded triple-double with10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks in Jan. 15 home win over Kentucky.
- Recorded 12 double-digit scoring efforts, including 16-point outings at Vanderbilt and against Lafayette.
-  Collected 10 or more rebounds on 10 occasions, including a career-most 17 Jan. 9 win at LSU.

2006-07 (Freshman):
- Saw action in a 35 games with 13 starts.
- Broke Erick Dampier's MSU rookie record with 67 blocked shots to rank fifth overall in the SEC (1.9 bpg) and tied for seventh nationally among freshmen.
-  Also averaged 5.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per outing to rank 11th and fifth, respectively, among the SEC's leading
freshmen scorers and rebounders.
- Had first double-double (13 pts, 15 rbs) against New Orleans in Jackson, Miss., and scored in double figures seven times.
- Averaged 8.0 points and 6.3 rebounds during MSU's three home NIT contests.
- Collected a dozen rebounds (6 off. rebs), along with six points and three blocks, in home NIT victory against Bradley.

High School:
Averaged team-leading 13.2 pts, 10.1 rbs and 7.1 blocks as a senior in helping lead coach Winston Varnado's (father) Tomcats to a 31-5 overall record, a second-straight Region 7-AA championship and a second consecutive appearance in the Class AA boys basketball state quarterfinals. ... Chosen to the 2005-06 TSWA Class AA All-State team and was selected to The Jackson Sun's All-West Tennessee Boys' First Team. ... Participated in the 2006 Golden Circle and Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association East-West All- Star Games. ... Credited with seven triple-doubles as a senior. ... Scored career-high 32 pts, along with 12 rbs and 10 blocks, against eventual state champ Liberty Technology Magnet High School. ... Credited with double figures in blocks nine times, including a season-high 13 rejects versus Liberty. ... Pulled down a career-most 22 rebounds, while also having 11 pts,  nine blocks and five assists against Southside. ... Averaged 14 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks as a junior en route to a 29-5 record and a quarterfinal-round appearance in Class AA state tournament. ... Tabbed honorable mention by The Jackson Sun, as well as collecting all-district and all-region honors.

Personal:
Born March 1, 1988, in Fairfax, Va. ... Majoring in physical education. ... The son of Janice Varnado and Winston Varnado, who coaches at West Point High School.

 

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