VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH RUMORS
Head Coach Shaka Smart and his staff have been very successful when it comes to recruiting. With the addition of David Cason to the staff, 2015 recruiting should be even better. So far, 8 of the 11 offers made for the class of 2015 are in the ESPN Top 100 recruit ranks. Coach Smart knows just the type of players he needs, and he has made some great offers thus far.
Seeing Juvonte Reddic graduate and move on with his basketball career is hard for fans that enjoyed watching his exciting four years at VCU. On the other hand they may also enjoy hearing why Justin Tillman may fit perfectly in Reddic’s place. Reddic was averaging at 11.8 PPG and 8.4 RPG as he ended his career as a Ram, all while shooting just over 50% in the paint. His ability...
This season was all about steals for #2, and is a reason why fans are so excited for Briante Weber’s senior year. Of course it will be devastating to see the contagiously energetic defensive star enter into his final year. The excitement of what more he can/will bring next season, on the other hand, trumps any grief fans may have.
Briante Weber runs the court against Illinois State...
It's late March, which means it's Rob Brandenberg's last ride at VCU.
"And it's not over yet," the Ohio native said in a phone interview earlier this month, "but it's been incredible, man. It's been great. I've been able to accomplish a lot individually, play on great teams, play in (four) NCAA tournaments.
"I'll look back later...
Virginia Commonwealth’s 40 minutes of havoc will miss a very important cog.
The Rams best outside shooter this season, 6-foot-3 sophomore Melvin Johnson, will miss Sunday’s Atlantic-10 title game against St. Joseph’s with a knee injury, Shaka Smart told CBSSports.com on Saturday night.
RT @CBSSports VCU's Melvin Johnson will miss A-10 title game with knee injury, will...
RICHMOND, Va. -- Treveon Graham had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Virginia Commonwealth added a quality win to its NCAA tournament resume by beating No. 10 Saint Louis 67-56 on Saturday night.
Briante Weber added 13 points and four steals for the Rams (22-7, 10-4 Atlantic 10), who handed Saint Louis its second consecutive defeat following a school-record, 19-game winning streak...
Coming close was no consolation for VCU. Now, the Rams are really playing catch-up in the Atlantic 10.
Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 12 Saint Louis broke a late tie with seven straight points, winning 64-62 for its 17th straight victory on Saturday.
''Obviously, they're in the driver's seat,'' VCU coach Shaka Smart said. ''We...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014
VCU guard Briante Weber is a thief with a smile on his face.
The junior with the white headband, quick hands and the big grin reflecting the enjoyment he gets from playing leads the nation in steals. He is averaging 3.8 a game and is on pace to break the Rams' career steals record.
He needs three steals to set the record Saturday when VCU hosts city and Atlantic 10 Conference...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014
Briante Weber defines HAVOC and steals his way to success with VCU. Junior, #2, Briante Weber has shown relentless energy on the court all three years he has played for the Rams. His playing time and statistics across the board have consistently risen every season. He has grown to be a loud, enthusiastic leader for the Rams. Most importantly, he defines the style of play Coach Shaka...
VCU’s powerful forward, Mo Alie-Cox, demands attention with his performance in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Alie-Cox sat out during the 2012-2013 season after the NCAA deemed him a partial qualifier, but this season he’s not only on the court, he’s on fire.
Fans knew they could expect great things from Alie-Cox, but the incredible leadership and power he has revealed this early...
VCU says reserve center D.J. Haley has left the men's basketball program to focus on academic interests.
Coach Shaka Smart made the announcement Wednesday, two days before the No. 25 Rams' debut in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.
Smart says the junior from Palmdale, Calif., indicated ''his heart is no longer invested in basketball'' and he wishes...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2013
Coach Shaka Smart, VCU and the Rams' ''havoc'' style of play are back in the national spotlight.
This year's Rams have used the same intense defensive pressure that carried them to the 2011 Final Four to break into the Top 25 for the first time in 28 years.
The No. 22 Rams rode their 94-foot style of constant pressure to take out five schools from the major...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2013
Virginia Commonwealth used a huge rebounding advantage to take a 26-point halftime lead, then coasted to an 80-57 victory over Florida Gulf Coast Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
The Rams had a 42-26 rebounding edge. Their 21 offensive boards were five shy of Florida Gulf Coast's total rebounds.
Eight VCU players scored in the first half for a 46-20 lead. Juvonte...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2012
College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner.
Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown...
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Bradford Burgess helped lead Virginia Commonwealth to the 2011 Final Four.