UPDATE: Is he a VCU Ram? (the roster is taking shape)

Update #4 — June 5, 2015; 8:07 AM

On June 4th, VCU added scoring sensation Samir Doughty.

Update #4 — May 16, 2015; 9:18 AM

VCU added junior college transfer Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed on Friday night. The 6-foot-9, 245 pound big man averaged 16.2 PPG (54% shooting) and 10.7 RPG last season at Lee College. He’s immediately eligible and will be a junior. VCU has two remaining scholarships for the 2015-16 season.

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Update #3 — April 29, 2015; 3:00 PM

On Wednesday, Coach Will Wade announced that rising-sophomore Terry Larrier has requested his release from VCU and he intends to transfer. He averaged 6.6 points per game and 3 rebounds per game as a freshman while showing flashes of brilliance in an up-and-down shooting season. VCU returns eight players from last year’s A-10 Tournament Championship team and the Rams have added senior Korey Billbury and freshman Gerron Scissum.

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Update #2 — April 15, 2015; 10:29 PM

On Wednesday night, Justin Tillman tweeted that he intends to stay at VCU.

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Update #1 — April 13, 2015; 3:16 PM

On Monday, Jeff Goodman reported that Justin Tillman indeed intends to leave the VCU program and Jon Rothstein reported that Jesse Bopp has been hired as an assistant coach at Chattanooga.

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Original — April 12, 2015

On April 2nd, Shaka Smart accepted the head coaching position at Texas. After years of consistency in the VCU roster, the past two weeks have seen a significant amount of turnover. With five scholarships available for next season, plenty of new faces should be joining VCU in the next few weeks and there’s always the potential for more players to defect. So if you’re wondering, “is he a VCU Ram?”, here are the most up-to-date answers:

Position Two Weeks Ago Today

Head Coach

Shaka Smart (Texas) Will Wade (Chattanooga)

Assistant Coach

Jeremy Ballard (Illinois State) Rasheen Davis (Manhattan)

Assistant Coach

David Cason (Texas) Wes Long (Chattanooga)

Assistant Coach

Mike Morrell (Texas) Jamill Jones (FGCU)

Director of Basketball Operations

Jesse Bopp (Chattanooga) Casey Long (Chattanooga)

Strength & Conditioning

Daniel Roose (Texas) Greg Goldin (Chattanooga)


Sr. Melvin Johnson Sr. Melvin Johnson

Jr. Mo Alie-Cox Sr. Korey Billburry (Oral Roberts)

Jr. Jordan Burgess Jr. Mo Alie-Cox

Jr. Doug Brooks Jr. Jordan Burgess

Jr. JeQuan Lewis Jr. Doug Brooks

So. Michael Gilmore Jr. JeQuan Lewis

So. Terry Larrier (UConn) Jr. Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed (Lee College)

So. Justin Tillman So. Michael Gilmore

So. Jonathan Williams So. Justin Tillman

Fr. Tevin Mack (Texas) So. Jonathan Williams

Fr. Jordan Murphy (Minnesota) Fr. Samir Doughty (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Fr. Kenny Williams (UNC) Fr. Gerron Scissum (Huntsville, Alabama)

Walk-On Torey Burston Walk-On Torey Burston

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