#2 - Briante Weber
Position: Guard
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
Previous School: Great Bridge
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165

BRIANTE WEBER - 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.
2011-12
36-4
18.7
60-145
.414
9-36
.250
48-64
.750
27-79-106
2.9
71-0
59 46 8 77
177-4.9
Totals
36-4
18.7
60-145
.414
9-36
.250
48-64
.750
27-79-106
2.9
71-0
59
46
8
77
177-4.9


QUICK HITS:

· By far the loudest and most energetic player on the team
· Set a program record with a recorded vertical leap of 45 ½ inches
· Jay Bilas listed Weber as one of the top defenders in the country entering the 2012-13 season
· Ideal fit for the HAVOC style of play

AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12):

The Basics:
· Weber appeared in all 36 games for the Rams and played more minutes than any freshman on the team (18.7 mpg).
· He averaged 4.9 points and 2.9 rebounds and recorded 2.1 steals per game.

Highlights:
· Recorded a steal in seven percent of defensive possessions when he was on the floor, the highest rate in the country.  That’s the highest mark for any player since 2002-03.
· Led the conference in steals per game at 2.1, which translates to nearly five steals per 40 minutes of action.
· His 77 steals are the second-highest total posted in a single season by a Ram. Only Rolando Lamb’s 88 thefts in 1984-85 rank higher.
· Weber and Darius Theus combined for 148 steals last season, the highest total for any set of teammates in the country.
· Tallied a steal in 33 of the 36 games last season.
· Scored in double-figures on four occassions, including a career-high 13 points in a road victory at Western Kentucky (11/23).
· Dished out four or more assists six times in 2011-12.

Getting to Know Briante
Son of LaSandra and Ricky Wingate
Majoring in Computer Science
Born on December 29, 1992


PRIOR TO VCU:

· Named the All-Southeastern District Defensive Player of the Year during his junior and senior seasons at Great Bridge High School.
· During his senior year at Great Bridge, Weber averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals per game.
· Three-star prospect who drew recruiting interest from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Creighton and Old Dominion.



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