It’s been a crazy year for VCU’s personnel. Five players have left the 27 win 2012-13 Rams, but VCU returns many of their key pieces while also adding seven very talented new players.
Archives: Teddy Okereafor
#5 Teddy Okereafor
- Position: G
- Year: Sophomore
- Height: 6-3
- Weight: 190
- Birthday: November 11, 1992
- Hometown: London, England
- Major: Business Management
Preview: 2012-13 (Sophomore)
Teddy Okereafor’s role for the Rams is still unknown. A solid pass-first point guard, #5 will still be towards the bottom of the depth charts for the Rams. He’s extremely quick, a tricky ball handler, and an effective passer, but he hasn’t shown the ability to force turnovers like Darius Theus, Briante Weber, or Rob Brandenberg. With that being said, at VCU Media Day Coach Smart said, “Teddy Okereafor is maybe our most improved player on the team.”
Room for improvement
Unlike Briante Weber, Okereafor will rarely play alongside another point guard. His shot could improve, but his play making abilities and defense are much more important to his future success in black & gold.
Key stat: Okereafor’s 1.29-1 assist-to-turnover ratio was second to only Darius Theus during the 2011-12 season.
The Ram’s highest ranked recruit in 2011, Okereafor will have to wait his turn at a program with a great tradition of point guards. #5 hasn’t proven himself as an incredible scorer, but he is an extremely quick ball handler that should be able to help the Rams in the half-court offense–where they have the most room for improvement next season.
Highlight: Just like freshman Treveon Graham, Okerafor had a strong game against Northeastern in the CAA tournament. He scored eight points, dished out two assists, and snatched a steal in 14 minutes of action.
Photograph courtesy of VCU Athletics.
Sophomore point guard Teddy Okereafor will transfer from Virginia Commonwealth University to Rider next season.
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