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Jarvis Varnado to play in Italy

Aug 16, 2010, 5:11 PM EDT

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According to BasketNet, Miami Heat second-round pick Jarvis Varnado will be playing in Italy next season
Varnado was an excellent shot-blocker at Mississippi State, and averaged at least 4.6 blocks per game in each of his last three college seasons. The Heat could use that kind of defensive presence, but with Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Joel Anthony, Udonis Haslem, Dexter Pittman, Chris Bosh, and several more big men already under contract for the Heat, it appears that Varnado will be the odd man out this season.
The Heat will retain Varnado’s rights, so a Heat contract could be in Varnado’s future if he plays well in Italy. 
  1. yeah buddy - Aug 16, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    DAMN i was really lookin forward to seeing this young man fly and block shots
    this guy is going to be a beast when he gets in the league…understandable though that he would play overseas first

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