#10 - Darius Theus
Position: Guard
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Portsmouth, Va.
Previous School: I.C. Norcom
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190

TIDBITS ON DARIUS:

· High-caliber backup point guard that will see substantial time this year
· Added weight and strength during offseason workouts and will be a menace to the opposition on the defensive end

Brandon's Career Highs
Points:
10, two times
last time vs. Akron (2/20/10)
Rebounds:
3, three times
last time vs. Akron (2/20/10)
Assists:
5 vs. Towson (1/27/10)
Field Goals Made:
3, two times
last time vs. Akron (2/20/10)
Three-Point FG Made:
1, six times
last time vs. Akron (2/20/10)
Free Throws Made:
3, two times
last time vs. Akron (2/20/10)
Free Throws Attempted:
5 vs. Georgia State (1/30/10)
Steals:
3, three times
last time vs. Drexel (2/16/10)
Blocked Shots:
1 at UNCW (2/3/10)
Minutes:
22 vs. Akron (2/20/10)

WHILE AT VCU:

· Saw action in 34 of the 36 games for VCU, averaging nearly 12 minutes per outing
· Finished as the only freshman guard in the CAA with a better than 1-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (37-to-35). Over the final half of the season, he averaged better than a 1.5-to-1 ratio and dished out 10 assists with just three turnovers in the five CBI games
· After missing his first nine three-point attempts of the year, Theus finished the year on a 6-of-17 streak, good for nearly 36% from beyond the arc
· Showed the ability to get to the basket nearly anytime he wanted with lightning quickness and big-time athleticism

PRIOR TO VCU:

· Averaged 17.2 points, 6.2 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game over his final two high school seasons
·Earned All-Tidewater Region Team honors during his junior and senior campaigns.
· Theus was the first official signee for new head man Shaka Smart and his staff.
· He was touted as one of the best on-ball defenders in the state, with great anticipation skills.
· As the starting point guard for the Greyhounds, Theus was looked upon as the leader of the squad both on and off the field serving as the team captain for his final two years.
· Before Theus landed with the Black & Gold, he was being heavily recruited by Pac-10 power Washington State, Liberty, Duquesne and East Carolina, among others.

GETTING TO KNOW DARIUS:

· One of four children of Ralph and Vallery Theus
· Majoring in Education
· Born on December 1, 1990

BRADFORD BURGESS - CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min.
FG-FGA
Pct.
3FG-ATT
Pct.
FT-FTA
Pct.
Off-Def-Tot
Avg.
PF-FO
Ast.
TO
Blk.
Stl.
Pts.-Avg.
2009-10
35-1 11.9
35-80
.438
6-26
.231
18-28
.643
16-19-35
1.0
43-0
39
35
1
40
94-2.7
Totals
35-1
11.9
35-80
.438
6-26
.231
18-28
.643
16-19-35
1.0
43-0
39
35
1
40
94-2.7


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