Athletics: VCU point guard Briante Weber featured in New York Times

Briante (left). Photo by Zach Gibson.

Briante (left). Photo by Zach Gibson.

An excerpt from the New York Times’ March 13 article:

For most of Virginia Commonwealth University’s 70-67 victory over Richmond on Friday afternoon in the Atlantic 10 conference quarterfinals in Brooklyn, Briante Weber sat in a chair next to the V.C.U. bench and leaned against the scorers’ table.

At times, Weber stood and cheered his teammates, but he made sure to exhibit caution. After all, he was wearing a brace on his right knee and had crutches by his side. He did not want to aggravate an injury that ended his college career but did not dampen his enthusiasm for the university or the basketball program.

Still, Weber almost seemed ready to compete. He wore his game shorts, sneakers and a V.C.U. warm-up jacket. He also clutched a gold Rams towel. During some timeouts, using his crutches he walked over to the team’s huddle.

After the game, Weber hung around the Barclays Center concourse speaking with his mother and other family members and posing for photographs with fans.

“I’m definitely happy with the outcome,” Weber said. “I can’t help the team out, but I try to help with my voice. That’s all I can do right now is be another coach out there.”

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