NORFOLK, Va.- Briante Weber took the unconventional path into the NBA. The Chesapeake native was in town recently at Kam Chancellor's Celebrity Weekend and spoke about his journey. He was a standout college player at Virginia Commonwealth University and epitomized then head coach, Shaka Smart's "Havoc" theme for defense and energy. Weber would go on to be the Rams all-time steals leader with 374, and was within 12 of breaking the NCAA career mark when he tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee in a loss to archrival Richmond in February of 2015. "I really can't describe the road, because it was so many twists and turns", he says.
It began when he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Heat in 2015. In 2016, after a stint in the D-League, he went to the Memphis Grizzlies, then back to the D-League before catching a break this past season with the now reigning champion, Golden State Warriors. The two sides would part ways after a ten day contract back in February of this year. Weber appears to have found a home with the Charlotte Hornets after signing a 2 year deal. "I'm not going to say I got my foot in, but I gotta say I've got an opportunity to show what I can do."