Last week, two of VCU’s most prominent basketball players received honorable distinctions. Junior guard Briante Weber was nominated for the 2014 Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year award, while Senior forward Juvonte Reddic was named to participate in the Reese’s National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star game.
The VCU women’s basketball team snapped an abbreviated two-game losing streak with a thrilling 63-62 victory against cross-town rival University of Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Siegel Center.
For all the acclaim Shaka Smart’s team gets, the best basketball player on VCU’s campus might not be on his roster.
The VCU women’s basketball team has equaled its best start in school history with a 14-2 record on the season. The distinction comes on the heels of a 13-game winning streak, which spanned nearly two months from Nov. 17 to Jan. 8.
The VCU women’s basketball team is projected to finish in seventh place in the Atlantic-10, according to the official preseason poll that was announced at A-10 women’s basketball media day at the Richmond Coliseum on Oct. 22.