For some, “everything happens for a reason” is a phrase that helps them get through the day. For Briante Weber, it’s a mantra to live by that acknowledges the road ahead offers more long-lived joy than the pain of the past.
At one point in the first half of VCU’s 72-60 win over George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on Wednesday night, starting point guard JeQuan Lewis was lying in pain on the court after being poked in the eye.
Weber’s reconstructive knee-surgery to repair a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus has been scheduled for Feb. 19.
The VCU men’s basketball team was dealt two huge losses against the University of Richmond Saturday: seeing their 12-game winning streak snapped and learning later senior guard Briante Weber’s collegiate career is over.
Senior duo Treveon Graham and Briante Weber started the 2014-15 season with a great shot at topping the VCU and NCAA all-time records list. For Graham, that journey continues while a knee injury has robbed Weber of the opportunity.