NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2
Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots, 1:00 pm
On WBZ-TV and 98.5 The Sports Hub | Listen LIVE
What To Watch For | Game Preview | Predictions | Local Picks

Celtics

Celtics Sign NCAA All-Time Blocks Leader Jarvis Varnado

View Comments
Jarvis Varnado  (Photo by Chris Marion/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jarvis Varnado (Photo by Chris Marion/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Central
Shop for Celtics Gear
Buy Celtics Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Celtics are getting a big man for the holidays.

The team signed Jarvis Varnado of the Sioux Falls SkyForce of the NBA’s Developmental League. Varnado, 24, was drafted by Miami 41st overall in 2010 but has never played in an NBA game.

The 6-foot-9 forward set the all-time NCAA record for career blocks with 564 during his four seasons at Mississippi State. He blocked exactly 170 shots in both his junior and senior seasons, which were the sixth-most in a single season.

In the D-League, Varando averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game. He leads the league with 39 blocks in 10 games, eight more than any other player.

The Celtics currently rank 27th in the NBA with four blocks per game.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,029 other followers