Varnado accepts invitation to University Games tryout

Mississippi State center Jarvis Varnado has accepted an invitation to participate in the USA Basketball Men’s World University Games trials, set for June 16-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The 6-foot-9 Varnado, who’s led the nation in blocks the past two seasons and is the two-time reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Year, is one of 15 players who will try to make the 12-man squad. It’s coached by Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan.
“This is a great opportunity for Jarvis, and this will give him a chance to play with some of the best college players in the country,” MSU coach Rick Stansbury said.
The biennial World University Games will take place July 2-12 in Belgrade, Serbia.

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