Athlete of the Week – Lesley Varner II


UTRGV Star Shines on NCAA's Virtual Stage

HARLINGEN, Texas — Despite not getting to finish a historic season, UTRGV Mens Basketball Senior Lesley Varner II found a way to compete.

The annual Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship features four players from conferences across the country. As a member of the WAC conference team, Varner accumulated votes in a head-to-head matchup over social media to determine which team would advance to the next round.

In the championship matchup against the Mid-American Conference, Varner and his team were down several hundred votes with just 30 minutes left to vote. Like he did countless times on the court, Varner came through in the clutch, amassing enough votes to propel his team to a championship.

Though it wasn’t the ending he imagined for his senior season, Varner impressed rallied his supporters and represented his university well, an accomplishment well deserving of this week’s DHR Health Athlete of the Week.  

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