SENIOR (2004-05) - Started in 27 games for the Cougars...tallied 11 points, three assists, and 14 rebounds against Georgia Southern, Nov. 24...second career double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds against Stanford, Dec. 31...added 17 points and career-high 15-rebounds at UCLA, Jan. 6...most rebounds since Rodrigo de la Fuente tallied 16 against No. 5 Stanford, Jan. 22, 1998...recorded season-high 21 points at USC, Jan. 8...career-high five steals against USC, Feb. 5...tallied 14 points, 13 rebounds and four steals against Oregon State, Jan. 13, marking his fourth career double-double...registered career-high 24 points at Arizona State, Jan. 27...six games with double figure rebounds...recorded career-high four blocks against Stanford, March 10, at the Pac-10 Tournament.
JUNIOR (2003-04) - Made 14 starts after missing Cougars' first eight games due to impermissible benefits received prior to attending WSU...second on the team with 4.2 rebounds per game...third on team in points (191), scoring average (9.6 ppg.) and assists (37)...scored in double figures 11 times, including season-high 22 points vs. USC, Jan. 10 and added seven rebounds against the Trojans...tallied 21 points at Arizona State, Feb. 26 with 6-for-6 night from the field and 9-for-10 performance at the line...pulled down season-high nine rebounds vs. top-ranked Stanford, March 4...dished out season-high five assists and was 10-for-13 at the line at USC, Feb. 7...registered at least one blocked shot in each of WSU's final five games.
JUNIOR COLLEGE - Played two years at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Ind...averaged 15.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots per game as a SOPHOMORE to lead the Blazers in each category...added three assists and 1.5 steals per outing...named first team All-Region XII and second team All-America...started 31 games as a FRESHMAN...led Vincennes with 8.6 boards per game...averaged 12.1 points...scored season-high 24 points against Southeastern Iowa and grabbed season-high 19 rebounds against Ancilla College.
PERSONAL - Born Ngutor Jeff Varem, July 16, 1983 in Benue, Nigeria...attended high school at Buffalo Traditional in Buffalo, N.Y...parents Gail Wells and Jim Horne...economics major.
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