By SEC Media Relations
Mississippi State’s Jarvis Varnado was named SEC Player of the Week after he averaged 18.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.5 blocks in wins over Alabama and at South Carolina. Varnado led the Bulldogs with 17 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks.
His eighth and final block of the night broke the NCAA record of 535 set by former Louisiana-Monroe standout Wojciech Myrda.
He registered his 17th double-double of the season with 19 points and 12 rebounds against the Gamecocks. Varnado ranks second nationally with 143 blocked shots on the season.