Eloy Vargas continues to do work on his tour of China, as he posted 10 points and 12 rebounds and added three blocks in a 79-72 win over Lithuania earlier today. It was the second double-double for the UK big man on the tour, and he’s led the team in rebounding in three of the four games they’ve played, averaging just under nine boards through four games. In much the same way that Josh Harrellson developed on the tour over the summer last year, Vargas seems to be using the court time to get better at handling things underneath the basket, especially on the glass. Having another serviceable big man will be important for the Cats this season, as inside depth is the only real question mark for the team. Hopefully Eloy’s experience with the Sports Reach tour will help him to be able to fill that role.
Here’s the box score from their latest game:
[h/t: All KY Hoops]