Briante Weber joins Memphis Grizzlies
Just over a year after having surgery on a torn ACL and MCL, Briante Weber will join the Memphis Grizzlies in his first taste of NBA action.
The Grizzlies signed the former VCU point guard to a 10-day contract after being granted an exception by the NBA to exceed the 15-player roster limit because of their injury situation.
Weber has played professionally with the NBA D-League Souix Falls Skyforce (a Miami Heat affiliate) since early January but was able to be picked up by any NBA team because he was not a member of the Heat’s NBA roster. He took some time to shake the rust but has been dominating D-League action as of late, scoring 20-plus points in three of his last four contests as well as his first professional triple-double on February 23, a performance he nearly matched the following contest before coming up one assist shy.
Weber is VCU’s all-time leading steals man and has averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.9 steals with Souix Falls, checking in at fifth in steals despite being the only player in the top-nine to average under 30 minutes.