Three players from the VCU men’s basketball team were honored for their play during the 2013-14 season last week. Senior Juvonte Reddic joined juniors Treveon Graham and Briante Weber in being distinguished as some of Virginia’s top college basketball players.
Graham, who led the Rams in scoring with 15.8 points per game, was named to the All-State first team by both the Richmond Times Dispatch and the Virginia Sports Information Directors. Reddic earned second-team honors from both the RTD and VaSID, while Weber was named to the RTD’s second team.
The all-state selections come on the heels of a season in which VCU arguably asserted itself as Virginia’s premier basketball school.
The University of Virginia finished the regular season ranked No. 3 in the country and earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament; however, the Rams beat the Cavaliers in Charlottesville, Va. in November and finished the season 7-0 against teams located within state boundaries.
For Reddic, Graham and Weber, the individual honors are nothing new. The news came just one week after Weber was nominated for the 2014 Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year award and five days after Reddic scored 10 points in victory for the East squad at the 2014 National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game.
Graham was named to the Atlantic 10 first team in March when Weber earned his second straight A-10 defensive player of the year award. Reddic received second-team all conference honors as well and finished his VCU career as the program’s third-leading rebounder.
Virginia standout Malcolm Brogdon earned Player of the Year honors from both the RTD and VaSID after averaging nearly 13 points, five rebounds and three assists per game in his second season with the Cavaliers. Brogdon’s head coach Tony Bennett was named coach of the year by VaSID.