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30  Eloy Vargas
Eloy Vargas

Hometown:
Moca, Dominican Republic

Last College:
Miami-Dade CC

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 244

Position:
Forward


07/23/2014

Wildcats Honored for Academics by NABC

Second straight season UK has been honored by NABC

05/29/2014

Hawkins Concludes Far East Trek with Sports Reach

Averaged 9.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in nine games

05/09/2014

Hawkins Traveling to Far East with Sports Reach

Sophomore guard participating in cultural exchange for two weeks

07/18/2013

UK Among Inaugural Team Academic Honorees

NABC announces inaugural team academic excellence awards, UK only SEC team honored

04/12/2012

2012 John Calipari Prasco Pro Camps Announced

Two sessions available in August

05/04/2012

UK meets President Obama

The Kentucky Wildcats visited President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday.

04/10/2012

Highlights from UK's NCAA Tournament run

Sports Video compiled footage from Kentucky's six-game trek to the national title in this video.

04/09/2012

Locker room talks vs. Kansas

Head coach John Calipari talks to the team before and after the championship win vs. Kansas.

04/03/2012

Players celebrate with fans on Bourbon Street

Doron Lamb, Eloy Vargas and Kyle Wiltjer celebrate UK's national title in traditional New Orleans fashion.

04/01/2012

Kentucky-Louisville Recap

A recap of the Kentucky win over Louisville in the national semifinal, featuring pre- and postgame talks from head coach John Calipari.

04/02/2012

Kentucky vs. Kansas - National Championship - AP Photo Gallery

Kentucky vs. Kansas - National Championship - AP Photo Gallery

04/02/2012

MBB defeats Kansas for eighth title, 040212

Kentucky won its eighth national championship, holding off Kansas for a 67-59 victory

03/25/2012

MBB celebrates winning the South Regional, 032512

Men's basketball celebrates winning the South Regional and advancing to the Final Four

03/25/2012

MBB vs. Baylor, 032512

Men's basketball earns a spot in the Final Four with an 82-70 victory over Baylor

03/23/2012

AP Photos: Kentucky vs. Indiana

Kentucky vs. Indiana NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

"I think the work Eloy put in this summer with the Reach USA trip and the Dominican Republic National Team will pay off this year. The experience of playing against veteran players showed Eloy what he needs to do to take his game to the next level. Eloy is long and highly skilled and we're going to need him to log some major minutes in our frontcourt this season."
-- Head coach John Calipari

2011-12
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.

2010-11
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.

College
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 Rivals.com and No. 33 according to Scout.com ... 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.

Personal
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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