Archives: Briante Weber

#2 Briante Weber

  • Position: G
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 165
  • Birthday: December 29, 1992
  • Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
  • Major: Computer Science

2013-14 (Junior)

Preview

After the departures of Darius Theus and Teddy Okereafor, Briante Weber will be relied upon as the floor general of the Rams this season. His stat lines have the potential to be totally ridiculous as he sees his minutes and role increase. Weber’s play could be the difference between another first weekend exit in the NCAA Tournament and a run in March. Weber can repeat as the A-10 defensive player of the year and he is 82 steals short of the all-time record at VCU.

2012-13 (Sophomore)

Recap

  • 20.9 MPG, 5.4 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.7 APG, 2.7 SPG

Briante Weber’s motor and athleticism make him a stat sheet stuffer. Despite playing less than 21 minutes per game, Weber grabbed a school record 98 steals, and he already ranks 5th all-time in steals at VCU. He made improvements in multiple facets of his game but most importantly he learned to play with discipline on defense and poise on offense while also maintaining his signature intensity. Weber was the 2012-13 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year, an accomplishment he will try to three-peat over the next two seasons.

Highlight: Briante Weber opened the season with a school-record 10 steals in 18 minutes against FGCU. The 15th seeded Eagles later became the lowest seed to ever make the Sweet 16.

Preview

Briante Weber is HAVOC! Jay Bilas named Weber co-best on-ball defender in the nation last season with Ohio State’s Aaron Craft, and Bilas also tweeted, “VCU’s Briante Weber will be National Defensive Player of the Year before he is done. Disruptive defender.” The praise is well deserved. Darius Theus will be VCU’s point guard, but Weber will get minutes as a backup in addition to playing alongside #10. In tandem, the duo from Chesapeake can rattle the nerves of any backcourt in the country. While Weber lacks a consistent outside shot, he has the opportunity to set the VCU single season and career steal records.


2011-12 (Freshman)

Recap

  • 18.8 MPG, 4.9 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.6 APG, 2.1 SPG

It isn’t often that a 160-pound player can be such a defensive menace. Weber led the nation in steal percentage at 7.01%, and despite only playing 18.8 minutes per game he racked up 77 steals (12th nationally, 1st in the CAA). Coach Shaka Smart is always supportive and confident in his young players, but Weber was this season’s biggest surprise. A 2-star recruit from Chesapeake, #2 earned national attention for his energetic on-ball defense.

Highlight: On December 29th (his 19th birthday) Weber scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists and snatched five steals in an overtime victory against Akron.

Key stat: Despite playing less than 20 minutes per game, Briante Weber was 11 steals short of Rolando Lamb’s VCU single season steals record.


Photograph courtesy of VCU Athletics.


Game Statistics

Year GP-GS Min. PPG ORPG DRPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FPG A/TO
2012-13 36-7 20.9 5.4 0.77 2.06 2.83 2.72 2.72 0.25 1.14 2.28 2.39-1
2011-12 36-4 18.8 4.9 0.75 2.19 2.94 1.64 2.14 0.22 1.28 1.97 1.28-1

Shooting Statistics

Year FG-FGA FG% 2FG-FGA 2FG% 3FG-FGA 3FG% FTM-FTA FT% PPS eFG% TS%
2012-13 67-159 .421 58-119 .487 9-40 .225 51-65 .785 1.22 .450 .511
2011-12 60-145 .414 51-109 .468 9-36 .250 48-64 .750 1.22 .445 .505

Briante Weber signs with Miami Heat

This will be Weber’s second NBA stint this season. On March 11 he inked a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Recap: VCU survives sloppy Sunday to top Fordham

VCU survived a horrendous first half to top Fordham 75-58 in the Bronx Sunday afternoon.

Recap: Weber returns and leads VCU past Toledo

Briante Weber’s return fuels the Rams past a sneaky-good Toledo.

Briante Weber charged with petit larceny

Senior point guard Briante Weber has been issued a summons stemming from an incident involving a stolen iPhone on July 24th.

Recap: Briante Weber and VCU run past Richmond

In the first two Richmond-VCU meetings, the Rams won, but the Spiders kept it close. Friday, that wasn’t the case.

Graham, Reddic, Weber, and Johnson earn A-10 honors

The Atlantic-10 announced all-conference honors Tuesday morning. Four VCU players made the list in the Rams’ second season in the conference.

Recap: VCU downs #10 Saint Louis

Not even #10 Saint Louis was good enough to end the Rams’ 19-game home winning streak.

Recap: VCU vs. Fordham, feel free to burn the first half stat sheet

February has been tough for VCU, but it’s not time to light that page of the calendar on fire. The first half box score of Thursday’s game against Fordham? That’s an entirely different story.

Recap: Defense carries VCU past URI

VCU didn’t light up the scoreboard, but the Rams were brilliant on defense en route to a blowout against URI Thursday night.

Recap: VCU off to best start since 2007

Virginia Commonwealth University used a balanced attack to top Fordham 76-60 in the Stuart C. Siegel Center on Wednesday night.

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