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Varez Ward
Varez Ward

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Montgomery, Ala.

High School:
Jefferson Davis

Last College:
Texas

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 208

Position:
Guard

2010-11 (Sophomore): Transferred to Auburn University from Texas and enrolled Fall 2010 ... received a medical redshirt from the year before at Texas because he only played in three games ... did not play in any games in 2010-11 and has three years of eligibility remaining.

2009-10 (Sophomore): Played in and started only the first three games of the season before suffering a season-ending injury ... averaged 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals in 23.0 minutes per game ... started all three games he played ... shot 37.5 percent from the field ... 10 points and 3 steals vs. Western Carolina ... 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists vs. Iowa.

2008-09 (Freshman): Played in 32 games, starting one ... came on strong in four postseason games, averaging 9.8 points and 2.3 rebounds and 20.0 minutes while shooting 67 percent (14-of-21) from the field and 73 percent (11-of-15) from the foul line ... averaged 11.5 points and 2.5 assists in 23.5 minutes during two NCAA Tournament games, shooting 75 percent (9-of-12) from the field ... scored a career high 16 points (7-of-8 fgs) in 21 minutes vs. No. 5 Duke in the NCAA Tournament Second Round ... 7 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds in 26 minutes vs. Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... 7 points vs. Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals ... 9 points, including a stretch of 7 straight for Texas, vs. Kansas State in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals ... made his first career start at Arkansas on Jan. 6 ... career high 8 rebounds and 5 points vs. No. 12 Villanova ... 9 points each vs. Kansas State and Oklahoma State ... selected to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Rolls (minimum 3.0 GPA) in the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009.

PREP SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Attended one year of prep school at The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C. under head coach Chris Chaney where he started at point or shooting guard in all 38 games ... ranked as the No. 19 prospect in the country by Scout.com among post-graduate players ... averaged 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists while leading Patterson to a 36-2 record ... Patterson began the year with 35 consecutive wins and was the No. 1 ranked prep school team in the nation for the majority of the 2007-08 season ... 3-year letterwinner and 2-year starter at Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Ala., under head coach Terry Posey ... set the school's career scoring record ... averaged 21 points as a senior leading Jeff Davis to a 34-4 record and a runner-up finish in the Class 6A state championship ... led Jeff Davis to a 36-2 record and the Alabama Class 6A state title as a junior in 2005-06 ... 2-time selection to the state championship all-tournament team as a junior and senior ... 2-time All-Greater Montgomery metro area selection ... helped Jeff Davis to a spot in the Class 6A state championship quarterfinals during his sophomore year ... full name is Kyievarez Ward ... given the nickname Varez by his mom at birth ... born Nov. 11, 1988, in Montgomery, Ala. ... son of Sharon Ward ... majoring in History ... began wearing jersey No. 50 in 7th grade after he saw former Auburn All-American guard Doc Robinson (1997-2000) wearing the number ... active community service participant in the Special Olympics program during his year at Patterson.

YEARG-GSMIN-Avg.FG-APct.3FG-APct.FT-FTAPct.REB-Avg.PF-FOATOBKSTPTSAvg.
2008-09* 32-1 484-15.1 41-104 .394 2-21 .095 50-73 .685 70-2.2 62-3 50 44 9 10 134 4.2
2009-10* 3-3 69-23.0 6-16 .375 1-6 .167 7-14 .500 9-3.0 4-0 7 6 0 7 20 6.7

Totals 35-4 553-15.8 47-120 .392 3-27 .111 57-87 .655 79-2.3 66-3 57 50 9 17 154 4.4

* played at the University of Texas