Sit-down interview with recent VCU graduate Briante Weber

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Updated: May 27, 2015
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The term “Havoc” was adopted by the VCU men’s basketball team a few years ago, with Shaka Smart and his staff in place. But the one reason the word had so much validity when involving the Rams, was because of 6-foot-2 point guard Briante Weber.

He summed up what Havoc was all about with his tenacious, full-court defensive pressure. Once he took over as a starter during his junior season, he became the heart and soul of the team.

Weber finished third in NCAA history with 374 career steals, behind just John Linehan (385) of Providence from 1998-2002 and Eric Murdock (376), who also played at Providence from 1987-1991.

Weber was on the verge of breaking the record until he suffered a season-ending ACL injury that caused him to miss the final month of the season.

“Someone should put an asterisk by my name, to let them know this record was mine,” Weber said.

He was forced to miss the Atlantic 10 tournament and the NCAA tournament because of the injury, as VCU was able to win its first ever A-10 title before falling to D’Angelo Russell and Ohio State in the Round of 64.

During his senior year at VCU, Weber averaged 8.1 points, 4.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 3.9 steals per game.

The Chesapeake, VA native discusses the departure of Smart, and what type of person the Rams will be getting in new head coach Will Wade in the above interview. Weber also talks about what’s in store for his future as a basketball player, which NBA point guard he would have the most trouble defending and much more.

 

Camera work (Shirod Greene)

Josiah Turner

Josiah Turner

Josiah is the founder and editor-in-chief at Sideline Sports Report. He is a writer for ESPN, and has written for Rant Sports and FanSided covering the Washington Redskins. He's also covered high school basketball for Virginia Preps (Rivals.com). Josiah is from Chesapeake, VA and a college graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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