A little more than seven months after his senior season ended with a shredded right knee, former VCU guard Briante Weber is back on the court.
An NBA court.
“I’ve always wanted to say this, ‘I’m taking my talents to South Beach,'” Weber posted on his twitter account after agreeing to a training camp deal with the Miami Heat.
“I appreciate all the love and texts,” he added, “but this is not final, it’s work to be done. But, for now, l’m going to live in the moment.”
Weber was the engine that made VCU’s defense run last season, a feisty, freak of an athlete at the point guard spot that was 12 steals away from setting the NCAA’s career record when his knee gave out coming to a jump-stop against city-rival Richmond. He tore the ACL, the MCL and the meniscus in his right knee, which ended his season and put a damper on any chance that he would have to get drafted.
Weber will be eligible to be assigned to the Sioux City Skyforce, Miami’s D-League affiliate, if he gets cut during the preseason and doesn’t get signed by another NBA team.