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VCU’s Briante Weber Leads G League In Steals

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VCU’s Briante Weber Leads G League In Steals

Former VCU star Briante Weber is leading the NBA G League in steals.

 

The 6-2 point guard, who is also eighth in the NBAGL in assists, is having spectacular season, averaging 18.3 points, 7.5 dimes and a whopping 3.2 steals for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

 

In October Weber signed a two-way contract with the Houston Rockets and has played four games with the NBA club this year.

 

Last year, Weber also led the G League in steals and was fourth in assists, averaging 16.5 points, 7.4 dimes, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.3 thefts for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

 

He also played 20 games in the NBA last season with the Warriors and Hornets, averaging 3.1 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 10.3 minutes a contest.

 

Weber was named the D-League Player of the Month for last January, averaging 21.5 points, 8.3 assists, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.6 steals.

 

The versatile playmaker notched five double-doubles and two triple-doubles in January.

 

He also came within one steal of having the first quadruple-double ever in NBADL history.

 

“He’s one of the most emotional people I’ve been around,” his former VCU head coach Shaka Smart told argusleader.com. “He shows his emotion on the basketball court and he has more passion for the game than almost anybody.”

 

On the court, Weber does a little bit of everything.

 

“On the floor, his style of play is a reflection of him as a person,” wrote the Sioux Falls Argus Leader’s Brian Haenchen. “He’s a tireless worker with a high basketball IQ. Over four seasons at VCU, he won three Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year awards, led the conference in steals four times and finished with 378 assists, 10th most in school history.”

 

Undrafted, Weber averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3 assists in 2015-16 in limited duty with the Heat and Grizzlies.

 

 

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