Briante Weber named A-10 Defensive Player of the Year

Jim Swing
Sports Editor

(Photo by Chris Conway)

(Photo by Chris Conway)

The player that best embodies VCU’s Havoc style defense has earned conference accolades for the second straight year. In his sophomore season, Briante Weber was named the Atlantic 10 conference’s Defensive Player of the Year. Weber leads the nation in steal percentage (8.0) and is sixth in steals per game (2.7). He was named to the Colonial Athletic Association’s All-Defensive Team in his freshman season.

Along with Weber, VCU senior point guard Darius Theus was named to the A-10 All-Defensive Team. Juvonte Reddic and Treveon Graham earned second-team honors. Freshman Melvin Johnson was named to the conference’s All-Rookie Team.

Here is the full list of honors:

Player of the Year

Khalif Wyatt, TU

Defensive Player of the Year

Briante Weber, VCU

Rookie of the Year

Semaj Christon, XU

Coach of the Year

Jim Crews, SLU

Sixth Man of the Year

Cody Ellis, SLU

Chris Daniels Most Improved

Travis Taylor, XU

First Team All-Conference

Khalif Wyatt, TU

Ramon Galloway, LAS

Rotnei Clarke, BU

Dwayne Evans, SLU

Chaz Williams, UM

Second Team All-Conference

Juvonte Reddic ,VCU

Treveon Graham, VCU

Semaj Christon, XU

Tyreek Duren, LAS

Kevin Dillard, UD

Third Team All-Conference

Darien Brothers, UR

Ronald Roberts, SJU

Kwamain Mitchell, SLU

Jordair Jett, SLU

Travis Taylor, XU

All-Academic

Andrew Smith, BU

Dwayne Evans, SLU

Nemanja Mikic, GW

T.J. DiLeo, TU

Nikola Malesevic, URI

All-Defensive Team

Briante Weber,VCU

Jordair Jett, SLU

Pierria Henry, CHA

Roosevelt Jones, BU

Darius Theus, VCU

All-Rookie Team

Semaj Christon, XU

Kellen Dunham, BU

Derrick Colter, DUQ

Willie Clayton, CHA

Melvin Johnson, VCU

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