At 6’10” 235 lbs., Vernon has developed a reputation as one of the top shot blockers on the planet. His size, speed and strength, along with tremendous leaping ability and athleticism, enable him to be a force rebounding the ball and on the defensive side of the floor. Vernon is also a great target in transition, as he can catch and finish in traffic with authority. NBA star Stephon Curry labeled Vernon a "Dunking Machine" when they played together at the Golden State Warriors Veterans Camp in 2010. Vernon finished the 2011-2012 season with BC Kyiv in the Ukrainian Super League, where he was named Defensive Player of the Year. He averaged 10 points, 8 rebounds and a league-leading 2.6 blocks in 24 minutes per game. His best game came against Mykolaiv, when he nearly had a triple double, scoring 22 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking 9 shots. In 2012-13, Vernon played in EuroCup competition for BC Khimik in Ukraine. His offensive game developed significantly and now includes a jump-hook that a top international scout compared to Hakeem Olajuwon's. Vernon has also developed a highly efficient mid-range jumper, which helped him play the "pick & pop" game in Europe. Vernon has participated in Free Agent Camps for the Atlanta Hawks & New York Knicks and he was invited to participate in NBA Summer League with the Milwaukee Bucks. Vernon finished the 2010 season as one of the top shot-blockers in the NBA Development League, averaging 4.08 blocks per 48 minutes, after participating in NBA Summer League with the Philadelphia 76'ers.