6’2 combo guard Briante Weber committed to VCU this past summer after VCU Elite Camp where he impressed the coaching staff enough to get an offer which he accepted. The two-time All-Southeastern District Defensive Player of the YearÂ averaged 17 ppg, 8 rpg, 5 apg, and 4 steals per contest, picking the Rams over a number of other schools, but most notably garnering interest from UVA out of the ACC. While there was no official offer from the Cavaliers’ coaching staff, [...]
6â€™5, 200 pound wing Treveon Graham out of Bowie, Maryland pledged to the Rams this summer over offers from CAA-members Northeastern, Delaware, and Cleveland State out of the Horizon League in addition to interest from Cincinnati, Clemson, Marshall, and fellow CAA-member George Mason. Graham was a hot summer target for the VCU coaching staff and was the #1 target during the July recruiting period. After playing on the Junior Varsity squad as a sophomore, he helped spur a resurgence in [...]
Shaka Smart and staff wrapped up the 2011 class with JUCO power forward Carl Hall. The 6’8, 235-pound big man committed to VCU several days ago and caps off what looks to be yet another strong class for 2nd-year head coach Shaka Smart. Carl was one of the most productive JUCO’s in the nation last year averaging 18.6 ppg, 11.3 rpg, and 3.6 bpg during the regular season for Middle Georgia College. He came on particularly strong in the NJCAA [...]
VCU Coach Shaka Smart is not only wreaking havoc on the court but now on the track. Coach Smart took a few laps around the track at Richmond International Raceway in an Indy car. The Indy car series comes to Richmond this weekend for the Suntrust Indy Challenge. Coach Smart was joined with Comcast SportsNet’s Russ Thaler. Also, with the NBA Draft this evening, Coach talks about the teams plan to watch their former teammate, Eric Maynor, get drafted.