Celtics Sign Jarvis Varnado

December 23 2012 at 10:59am CDT By Zach Links

Monday 10:59am: The team has made the signing official.

Sunday 10:22pm: The Celtics found out earlier today that they'll be without Chris Wilcox for three-to-four weeks, and they wasted little time in finding reinforcements.  The C's are set to sign Jarvis Varnado of the D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce, a league source tells Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter).

Varnado, 24, was taken with the 41st overall pick in the 2010 draft out of Mississippi State.  The 6'9" power forward opted to gain some experience overseas in Italy and went to camp with Miami in 2011 and 2012.  He was one of the final cuts in Miami this year and might have had a chance at grabbing one of the final roster spots if it weren't for hamstring issues.

In eight games for the Skyforce this year, Varnado has averaged 14.0 PPG, 8.9 RPG, and an eye-popping 4.4 blocks per contest.  Varnado is an adept shot blocker thanks in large part to his freakish 7'4" wingspan.

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