UPDATE: Varnado invited to try out for University Games

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State’s Jarvis Varnado has accepted in invitation to try out for the U.S. team that will compete in the World University Games later this year.

The trials are set for June 16-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. If he makes the 12-man roster, he’ll travel to Belgrade, Serbia, for the July 2-12 games.

Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan is the U.S. coach. Twenty-four teams are expected to compete in the games.

The 6-foot-9 forward led the Bulldogs with 12.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per game and led the nation with 170 blocks. He briefly entered his name in the NBA draft, but withdrew it a short time later.

The Associated Press