Video: Commonwealth Collegiate Challenge

I’ll be honest, prior to last night I couldn’t have imagined a scenario in which I would have ever cheered for University of Richmond center Dan Geroit. But you know what? Not only did I root for the 6’9 graduating senior, I actually liked the guy.

VCU seniors Jamie Skeen, Ed Nixon, Brandon Rozzell and Joey Rodriguez hit the hardwood at the Stuart C. Siegel center for one last dance, this time teaming up with Spider rivals Kevin Anderson and the aforementioned Geroit in this year’s edition of the Commonwealth Collegiate Challenge.

The team known as “Hoopstown USA” went heads up with the “Commonwealth” squad made up of players from the likes of ODU, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, and George Mason.

In typical exhibition fashion, defense road the bench on this one, as the 804 All-Stars slept on a massive halftime lead, eventually falling 125-122 in a 3-minute overtime.

Players were made available for autographs both at halftime and following the final buzzer, as fans got a chance to thank these senior athletes one last time.

Tons of Rams were on hand for this one, including the coaching staff and majority of this year’s team — as well as last year’s star and current Milwaukee Buck, Larry Sanders.

We got a chance to talk with the majority of last night’s participants, so enjoy the following ten minutes of interviews, and stay tuned for the game highlights.

A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...
  • vcu_dan
  • April 23, 2011
you guys just do a stinkin awesome job. I always love hearing what the players have to say. Thanks for the vid guys.
  • Pauli Hagan
  • April 23, 2011
It was great to be able to see the guys one last time. I am very glad for their success. They worked hard and they deserve it.