#10 - Darius Theus
Position: Guard
Year: Junior
Hometown: Portsmouth, Va.
Previous School: I.C. Norcom
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200

DARIUS THEUS - 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
2010-11
40-7 15.4 38-109 .349 4-28 .143 41-62 .661 13-50-63 1.6 92-3 84 55 9 41 121-3.0
Totals
75-8
13.7
73-189
.386
10-54
.185
59-90
.656
29-69-98
1.3
135-3
123
90
10
81
215-2.9

QUICK HITS:
· Outstanding quickness and playmaker who will look to take over the starting point guard role after the graduation of All-CAA honoree Joey Rodriguez

· Provides great length and quickness, which causes trouble for the opposition on the defensive side of the court

· On pace to finish his career ranked as one of the top thieves in VCU history with already 81 steals in just two seasons

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11):
· Saw action in all 40 games for the Black & Gold, receiving the starting nod on seven occassions

· Posted second straight season of a better than 1-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio, improving his number to 1.53 with 84 assists to just 55 turnovers for the Rams

· Displayed his ability to get to the charity stripe by more than doubling his amount of free-throw attempts from 28 to 62.

· Played a crucial role in VCU's thrilling Sweet 16 victory over Florida State, scoring eight points on 4-of-5 from the field and providing crucial defensive stops, while grabbing a career-high six rebounds

Getting to Know Darius
Son of Ralph and Vallery Theus
Majoring in Education
Born on December 1, 1990
Oldest of four sons

ASA FRESHMAN (2009-10):
· Saw action in 34 of the 36 games for VCU, averaging nearly 12 minutes per outing

Darius' Career Highs
Points: 10 (three times)
last time: at Georgia State (1/3/11)
Rebounds: 6
vs. Florida State (3/25/11)
Assists: 7
vs. UNC Wilmington (1/29/11)
Field Goals Made: 3 (three times)
last time: at Richmond (12/11/10)
Three-Point FG Made: 2
vs. Wofford (12/29/10)
Free Throws Made: 8
at Georgia State (1/3/11)
Free Throws Attempted: 8
at Georgia State (1/3/11)
Steals: 5
at William & Mary (1/12/11)
Blocked Shots: 2 (three times)
last time: at Delaware (2/9/11)
Minutes: 31
vs. UNC Wilmington (1/29/11)


· Finished as the only freshman guard in the CAA with a better than 1-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (39-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

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



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