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#Celtics officially announce signing of F Jarvis Varnado. He will wear #41. #CelticsTalk
— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) December 24, 2012
Stats from Draft Express
Height with Shoes: 6'10"
Weight: 210 lbs
Standing Reach: 9' 1.5"
No Step Vertical: 29.5"
Max Vertical: 32.5"
One thing the Celtics desperately need is improved defense and Danny is taking a step toward improving in that area with this signing. Varnado is best known as a defensive specialist and his specialty is shot blocking. He's listed as 6'10" in shoes and has a freakish 7'3.5" wingspan. He led the NCAA in blocks for the 2007–08 season with 157 blocks which tied Shaquille O'Neal for the most blocks in a season in the SEC. In the 2008–09 season, he broke that single season record by blocking 170 shots. Varnado was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year for 3 consecutive years 2008, 2009 and 2010. He was the first player ...
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The Boston Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado of Sioux Falls in the D-League, league source tells Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 24, 2012
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The Celtics have signed Jarvis Varnado.
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