|Varnado to return for senior year|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 11 May 2009 14:21|
The school announced the decision late Monday.
The nation's leading shot blocker for two straight seasons will make a run at the NCAA record for career blocks in 2009-10. He is 19 blocks shy of breaking Shaquille O'Neal's career SEC record of 412 and is 142 from passing the NCAA career mark of 535 set from 1999-2002 by Louisiana-Monroe's Wojciech Mydra.
The 6-foot-9 Varnado was named the SEC tournament MVP after leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament. His return bolsters a team that could contend for the league title.
Varnado led the Bulldogs in points (12.9) and rebounds (8.8) and had 170 blocks last season.