Cinderella Rams

Former VCU guard Eric Maynor with shooting the dagger to upset Duke in the 2007 tournament

Former VCU guard Eric Maynor with shooting the dagger to upset Duke in the 2007 tournament

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams are known for former guard Eric Maynor’s dagger shot against Duke and their Final Four run two years ago. This year’s Rams team is trying to write their own story and be known by that.

This year’s VCU team is no 2011 miracle Final Four Team… They’re better. No team would ever try to recruit any of VCU’s players. Most coaches would say they are too skinny, small, and too weak. But VCU’s master mind of a coach, Sasha Smart, knows what kind of players he needs to work his system.

VCU’s stingy defense reeks havoc on opponents’ offenses making their opponents coaches get a lot more gray hair. The Rams have the best defense in the country averaging 12.1 steals per game. They also know how to run the court so if your team is playing the Rams and VCU gets into transition, your minced meat.

VCU's sixth-man Briante Weber

VCU’s sixth-man Briante Weber

Leading the pack is Rams sophomore shooting guard Briante Weber. He averages 2.9 steals per game and 5.2 points per game. Weber is arguably the best sixth-man in the country and one of the best defenders in the country. He can also shoot the three-ball extremely well. In a couple years he will be a very special player.

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Come March this VCU team will be very dangerous. I know this is a bold statement but I think VCU has the potential to win it all and become NCAA champions.

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