Men's Basketball
Eloy Vargas - Men's Basketball - University of Kentucky Athletics 30


  • position Center
  • height 6-11
  • Weight 244
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Moca, DR


Senior: Played in 33 of UK’s 40 games … Logged 56 rebounds on the year … Saw action in UK’s NCAA Tournament victories over WKU, Indiana, Baylor and Louisville … Grabbed a rebound in the SEC Tournament Championship loss to Vanderbilt … Played 16 minutes while grabbing five rebounds in a win on Senior Night vs. Georgia … Sunk a free throw in a win over Vanderbilt … Scored two points and had a rebound in a win at South Carolina … Pulled down a rebound and recorded a block in five minutes of action in a win over Tennessee … Had a trio of rebounds in seven minutes of action at LSU … Scored two points and had a steal in a win over South Carolina … Swatted a pair of rejections and snagged a rebound in four minutes of a win over UALR … Had two rebounds and tossed down a dunk in a win over Loyola … Pulled down seven rebounds in a season-high 17 minutes of action vs. Samford … Dished out an assist in nine minutes of action in a win over Chattanooga … Had two points and three rebounds in a loss at Indiana … Contributed a pair of rebounds and a block in six solid minutes vs. UNC … Posted UK’s final two blocks to set the new single-game team record for blocks while also adding three points and three rebounds in a win over St. John’s … Matched a career-high with eight rebounds to go along with a pair of blocks in a win over Penn State … Totaled five points and pulled down a career-best eight rebounds in a season-opening victory over Marist.

2011 Summer

Traveled to China with Sports Reach USA … Also worked out with the Dominican Republic national team.


Junior: Played in all 38 games, averaging 1.5 points per game and 2.0 rebounds per game … Pulled down five rebs. in the Final Four vs. UConn … Made impact in win over Florida in the SEC Tournament championship with two pts. and four rebs. in 10 mins. of action … Grabbed two rebs. in six mins. vs. Ole Miss in the SEC Tourn quarterfinals … Blocked two shots against Florida at home … Had two pts. and two rebs. against South Carolina at home … Finished with two pts., four rebs., and one assist in 14 mins., against Florida … Played 14 mins. against LSU, pulling down four rebs. … Played nine mins. against Auburn, pulling down three rebs. and blocking one shot … Posted his second-straight game with three blocks vs. Coppin State … Totaled a career-high eight pts. and three blocks in win over Winthrop … Tied a career-high with six rebs. in 10 mins. of action vs. Miss. Valley State … Played 10 minutes, logging two points, three rebounds, one block and one steal against Indiana … Played nine minutes on the road against North Carolina, pulling down two rebounds … Scored four points and pulled down four rebounds in 17 minutes of play against Boston … Totaled career highs with both six points and six rebounds vs. UConn in the Maui Invitational championship game … Also was a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe and blocked two shots … Made two crucial free throws down the stretch vs. Washington, scoring four points … Logged a season-high 16 minutes, grabbing four rebounds vs. Oklahoma … Scored four points on a perfect 2-for-2 shooting from the field against Portland … Totaled four rebounds and one blocked shot while playing 14 minutes against Portland … Grabbed four rebounds, blocked one shot and dished out one assist in 13 minutes of action vs. ETSU.


Miami-Dade College (2009-10): Averaged 21.1 points and 14.1 rebounds while shooting 47 percent from the field and 77 percent from the free-throw line during the 2009-10 season … Received All-America honors and conference player of the year accolades.
Florida (2008-09): Averaged 0.6 points and 0.7 rebounds with five blocks in nine appearances as a Gator … Missed first 11 games of the season while recovering from off-season ankle surgery … Played a career-high 11 minutes against Jacksonville in first round of the NIT, recording one rebound and a block … Made two free-throws and grabbed two rebounds in two minutes against Auburn.

High School

Ranked as the No. 26 prospect in the nation according to and No. 33 according to … Averaged 21 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks while leading American Heritage High School to an 18-9 record as a senior during the 2007-08 season … Achieved two program milestones during his stay, scoring a single-game record 40 points during the 2007 season and registering a triple-double with 20 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks in a contest during the 2008 campaign … Claimed First-Team All-County and Second-Team All-State as a junior … Averaged 21.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and four blocks during his junior season … Won 2007 AAU National Championship as a member of Team Breakdown … Participated in multiple elite showcase games, including the Elite 24 All-Star game in New York and the Reebok 4 All-Star game in Philadelphia … Named to the Reebok Summer Championships First Team … Played prep career at Chaminade Madonna Prep for two seasons before attending American Heritage.


Born Dec. 30, 1988 … Son of Ana Julia Vargas and Eloy Camacho Lantigua … Chose Kentucky over Arizona, North Carolina and Seattle.

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