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Christophe Varidel
Christophe Varidel

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Geneva, Switzerland

Last College:
Chaminade (Hawai'i) University

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 177

Position:
Guard

Experience:
GR



07/22/2014

Behind the Scenes Shoot with Men's Basketball

Behind the Scenes Shoot with Men's Basketball

At Chaminade (2013-14)

Played just five games at Chaminade during the 2013-14 campaign before an injury sidelined him the rest of the season ... averaged 21.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 46.8 percent from beyond the arc ... made national headlines with his performance during the EA Sports Maui Invitational, as he exploded with a career-high 42-point outburst - 31 in the first half alone - against then-No. 18 Baylor in the team's opening game ... his total output against the Bears fell one point shy of the tournament's single-game scoring record, but he tied the tournament and school records for 3-pointers made with 10 ... in his season debut, he made five 3-pointers en-route to a 30-point, 7-rebound, 3-assist game in the season opening win against Western Oregon in the PacWest/GNAC Challenge (Nov. 8) ... had a season-high eight rebounds against Minnesota (Nov. 27) ... came off the bench and scored 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc in what turned out to be his final game of the season against then-No. 7 Dixie State.

At Florida Gulf Coast (2010-13)

Played three seasons and finished with a career average of 8.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game ... connected on 38.5 percent (177-of-460) from beyond the arc and 84.7 percent (161-of-190) from the free throw line ... knocked down 178 3-pointers, second-most in FGCU history ... finished his career as the program's eighth-leading scorer with 856 career points ... was a key member off the bench for the Eagles, averaging 6.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game during the 2012-13 season in which FGCU reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 ... scored 11 points in FGCU's shocking win over San Diego State in the NCAA Division I South Regional second round, as Florida Gulf Coast became the first 15-seed to advance to the Sweet 16 ... had 10 points in the loss to Florida in the South Regional semifinal ... scored a season-high 18 points against Florida International ... was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team in 2010-11 after averaging 11.5 points per game and shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc ... his 78 three-pointers that season were the fifth-most by a freshman in the entire country and were the fourth-best total in program history, but the most in the Division I era ... scored a then-career-high 29 points vs. Stetson.

Prep Career

Attended Worcester Academy in Massachusetts ... averaged 17.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in his one season at Worcester ... led the team with 68 three-pointers and a 41 percent clip from deep ...ranked as the 20th-best recruit in Massachusetts, according to the New England Recruiting Report ... played for the Swizterland National Team in the Under-20 European Championships where he averaged 17.7 points per game over seven contests in Division B ... finished as just one of two players in the Division B preliminary round to score 20 or more points in a game four times, and was also one of two players to rank in the top 10 in scoring (7th) and three-point field goals per game (3rd) ... also finished second on the club in rebounding (4.9), offensive rebounds (12), assists (9) and steals (11) ... led the team in scoring five times and reached double figures in six games ... accounted for 45 percent of the Swiss' three-point makes with 23 ... opened the tournament with 21 points against Finland ... drilled six threes against Portugal en route to a tournament-best 27 points ... scored 23 points on 4-of-9 from long range and added five rebounds against Romania ... capped the tournament with a 24-point outing against Belarus ... also played for the Swiss' U-20 team at the 2009 European Championships where he led his team in scoring in six of seven games, highlighted by 33 points against Hungary in the opening game of the preliminary round ... averaged 19.3 points per game ... reached double figure points six times, including 20 or more on a trio of occasions ... knocked down 54 percent of his shots from the field and 37 percent (19-of-51) from three-point range ... scored 22 points against Romania and Luxembourg, respectively.


Personal

Born Oct. 18, 1990 in Geneva, Switzerland ... son of Christiane Varidel and the late Alexi Varidel ...born in Geneva, Switzerland and has played basketball alongside teammate Michael Kessens ... has a brother, Yanick ... enrolled in the sports management graduate program at Alabama, after graduating from Chaminade with a degree in business.