Seal Team Havoc Returns

Last year, Shaka Smart drew headlines by putting his players and staff through Seal Team training. He’s back at it. This week, the team has endured 5:00 AM roll calls for Seal Team calibur workouts, which includes swimming through the probably frigid cold James River.

Seal Team training is no joke – getting through this week will help newcomers Jordan, Mo, Justin, and  Melvin get an understanding of the physical endurance required for 40 minutes in Shaka’s HAVOC system. Last year’s training made a star out of Briante Weber – Shaka said he was relentless and unbelievably energetic. He went only to draw praise from Jay Bilas’ who said he should be defensive player of the year by the end of his college career.

Who will be this year’s Freshman Seal Team star?

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Matt has been reporting on VCU sports for Ram Nation since 2007 with a focus on news, photos, and feature stories.