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(AP) - Coach Shaka Smart and his Virginia Commonwealth basketball team have become regulars in the NCAA tournament since that improbable run to the Final Four in 2011. VCU is ranked No. 15 in the preseason Top 25, the second consecutive year with the Rams in the rankings to start the season. VCU is also the runaway pick to win the Atlantic 10 Conference, meaning that Smart's...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 15 VCU challenges: Youth and expectations

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Coach Shaka Smart and his Virginia Commonwealth basketball team have become regulars in the NCAA tournament since that improbable run to the Final Four in 2011. VCU is ranked No. 15 in the preseason Top 25, the second consecutive year with the Rams in the rankings to start the season. VCU is also the runaway pick to win the Atlantic 10 Conference, meaning that...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators-VCU to play closed scrimmage

Florida will get a pretty strong tuneup before the start of the 2014-15 season. VCU coach Shaka Smart confirmed the Gators will host the Rams in a closed scrimmage on Nov. 1. Under NCAA rules, the game between Division I teams will be closed to the public and media. It will be played on the same day as the Florida-Georgia football game. These “not so secret” scrimmages have been...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
October 02, 2014

Why Shaka Smart succeeds at VCU

RICHMOND, Va.–  With the VCU Rams looking for a fifth consecutive NCAA tournament bid, it’s no wonder why Ram fans love coach Shaka Smart.  Smart signed with the Rams in 2009 and has had a lot of success with the program.  Coach Shaka Smart hasn’t missed a single NCAA tournament since signing with VCU and has been the face of the VCU basketball program.  Smart can attribute...
Via isportsweb.com
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Rams attend US Navy Seals training

RICHMOND, Va.– VCU coach Shaka Smart put his team through a series of training sessions with the U.S. Navy Seals this week.  This is Smart’s fourth straight year sending his team through seals training and it looks to have proven positive for the Ram’s Havoc defense thus far.  VCU, number one in the nation in steals last season, focuses on pressuring opposing offenses with...
Via isportsweb.com
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What top 100 commit Kenny Williams means for VCU Rams

RICHMOND, Va.–  With the commitment of Kenny Williams, VCU Basketball fans have a lot to look forward. Williams is ranked 82nd on ESPN’s top 100 recruit list. Williams may remind fans of former Ram standout Troy Daniels.  Daniels, who currently plays for the Houston Rockets, set the bar high for future Rams’ shooting guards, winning the NCAA 3-point shootout during his senior...
Via isportsweb.com
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: players with potential for the 2015 NBA Draft

The Rams haven’t always been a team known for breeding NBA players. Just because they haven’t always been, doesn’t mean they can’t be now though. With recent news on Troy Daniel’s success with the Rockets, he may just be paving the way for VCU players. Three Rams will be seniors this season and two of them stick out as the best contenders for the 2015 NBA Draft. Treveon...
Via isportsweb.com
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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