2011-12 Men's Basketball
Christophe Varidel
Christophe Varidel
Christophe Varidel

HOMETOWNVersoix, Switzerland
PREVIOUS SCHOOLWorcester Academy (Mass.)

At A Glance
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Currently first in FGCU history with a 39.5 career three-point shooting clip (min. 100 made) … ranks third all-time in the FGCU record books with 138 career three-pointers … has made a three in 53 of 62 career games, including three or more 29 times … reached double figures in 30 contests …10th all-time in career points with 638 (10.6 ppg) through two seasons.

As a Senior (2012-23)
Appeared in 37 games with an average of 16.2 minutes played her contest … scored 11 points off the bench against San Diego State to total 10 double-digit scoring games off the bench … scored a season-high 18 points against FIU on Dec. 13 … played a season high 24 minutes against ETSU (Jan. 12) and San Diego State (Mar. 24).

As A Sophomore (2011-12) 

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Turned in a solid second season, ranking third on the team at 9.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 21.5 minutes … finished fourth in the A-Sun in three-point field percentage at a 41.6 clip (60-143) and 10th in threes per game (1.9) … played all 32 games, making six starts … was the primary spark off the bench for an FGCU squad that out-scored 27 of 32 opponents off the pine … reached double figures 13 times with 10 of the performances coming off the bench … shot 87 percent (55-63) from free throw line … poured in a season-high 20 points at SMU (Nov. 19) and against Maine (Dec. 29) in a combined 51 minutes as the first player of the bench … led the team in scoring seven times … hit a three-pointer in 25 games, including multi-threes 17 times and three or more on 12 occasions … shot a torrid 53 percent from three-point land over the first 13 games, ranking as high as second in the nation on Jan. 3 … had 27 steals for the second straight season … equaled a career-high of six three-pointers (6-7) at SMU, going for 14 of his 20 points in the first half … scored 17 points in 21 minutes off the bench at Loyola Maryland (Nov. 27), hitting 4-of-6 from long range … went for 16 points and four rebounds over a season-high 32 minutes in a win against Toledo (Dec. 22) … his 20-point outing against Maine included 7-of-7 from the charity stripe and a trio (3-5) of three-pointers … made at least two threes for the seventh straight game at Mercer (Jan. 2) en route to 13 points … had 17 points in 22 minutes against Longwood (Jan. 24), hitting 4-of-5 from three … helped lead FGCU to the A-Sun Tournament championship game with 14 points and six rebounds in a quarterfinal win against USC Upstate (Mar. 1) and 13 points in an upset win over second-seeded and host Mercer (Mar. 2) … finished the tournament averaging 9.3 points and 4.0 rebounds.

As A Freshman (2010-11)
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Earned Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen team honors after starting 20 of 30 games … finished second on the team in scoring at 11.5 points per game on the strength of 17 double figure scoring outings ... his 11.5 points per game ranked third among freshmen in the A-Sun and 49th nationally … ranked second in the A-Sun in three-pointers per game (2.6), while making a league-best 2.85 trifectas per contest during conference play … his 78 three-pointers 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 … sank a three in 28 of 30 games, including three or more 17 times … also finished eighth in the A-Sun in three-point percentage at .379 … led the team in scoring eight times, all of which came in A-Sun action … shot 37 percent (105-286) from the field and 84 percent (57-68) at the free throw line … also averaged 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and finished second on the team with 27 steals … produced 13.4 points per game over 32.8 minutes during 20-game A-Sun schedule, good for 11th in the A-Sun … reached double figured in 16 of 20 A-Sun games … named A-Sun Newcomer of the Week on Feb. 1 after averaging 20.7 points over a three-game conference week, highlighted by a season-high 29 points in a triple-overtime win at Stetson that came on a season-best six threes and 9-of-9 from the free throw line … reached double figures for the first time in his career against Miami (Nov. 27) with 10 points on 3-of-7 from long range and a season-high six rebounds … followed with 16 points in A-Sun opener at UNF (Dec.2) …scored in double-digits in 13 consecutive games from Jan. 5 – Feb. 14, averaging a team-high 16.7 points and shooting 46-112 (41 percent) from three … hit four three-pointers in back-to-back games against Lipscomb (Jan. 5) and at ETSU (Jan. 8) to start the double figure scoring streak … set season-highs for field goals (7) and attempts (16) during 18-point performance against Kennesaw State on Jan. 14 … followed with 15 points and 16 points, respectively, against Mercer (Jan. 16) and at Campbell (Jan. 20) … season-high 29 points at Stetson were the most by an A-Sun freshman during the season and came on 6-of-11 from three-point range … capped two-game road swing to Nashville with 18 points and season-high four assists at Lipscomb (Jan. 30) … averaged 16.5 points over the two games … knocked down 8-of-8 from the free throw line during 19-point effort against ETSU (Feb. 4) … reached double figures in six of the last nine games to close the year … biggest shot of the season came in an upset win over Jacksonville (Feb. 24) at Alico Arena when he knocked down the game-winning three-pointer with 2.2 seconds left for the program’s first-ever win over the Dolphins.

At The 2010 U-20 European Championships (Austria)
Led Switzerland is scoring at 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 … highlighted by five multi-steal games, he finished 13th in Division B in steals per contest … 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.

Prep School
Played one season at Worcester Academy in Massachusetts … averaged 17.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists … led the team with 68 three-pointers and a 41 percent clip from deep … ranked as the 20th-best prospect in Massachusetts by the New England Recruiting Report.

At The 2009 U-20 European Championships (Croatia)
Led the Swiss 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, 37 percent (19-51) from three-point range and 80 percent (24-30) from the charity stripe … scored 22 points against Romania and Luxembourg, respectively.

Son of Christiane Varidel and the late Alexi Varidel … born on October 18, 2010 … has a brother, Yannick … undecided on a major.

Points: 29 at Stetson (Jan. 25, 2011)
Rebounds: 6, 3x, last vs. USC Upstate (Mar. 1, 2012)
Assists: 4, 3x, last vs. Longwood (Jan. 24, 2012)
Steals: 3, 5x, last vs. USC Upstate (Mar. 1, 2012)
Blocks: 1, 8x, last vs. USC Upstate (Mar. 1, 2012)
Field Goals: 7, 3x, last at SMU (Nov. 19, 2011)
Field Goals Attempted: 16, twice, last at Mercer (Feb. 12, 2011)
Three-Pointers: 6, 2x, last at SMU (Nov. 19, 2011)
Three-Pointers Attempted: 13 vs. Kennesaw State (Jan. 13, 2011)
Free Throws: 9 at Stetson (Jan. 25, 2011)
Free Throws Attempted: 9 at Stetson (Jan. 25, 2011)
Minutes: 44 at Stetson (Jan. 25, 2011)

Superlative Stats
Double Figure Points: 30
20+ Points: 3
Team Leader In Scoring: 15
5+Field Goals: 12
Games With A Three: 53
2+ Three-Pointers: 41
3+ Three-Pointers: 29
5+ Three-Pointers: 2
5+ Rebounds: 19
Games With A Steal: 35
Multi-Steals: 14
30+ Minutes: 17
Starts: 26