Brianté Weber

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Brianté Weber
Free agent
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1992-12-29) December 29, 1992 (age 26)
Chesapeake, Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolGreat Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)
CollegeVCU (2011–2015)
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016Sioux Falls Skyforce
2016Memphis Grizzlies
2016Miami Heat
2016–2017Sioux Falls Skyforce
2017Golden State Warriors
2017Charlotte Hornets
2017–2018Houston Rockets
2017–2018Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2018Sioux Falls Skyforce
2018Memphis Grizzlies
2018–2019Sioux Falls Skyforce
2019Olympiacos
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Brianté Weber (born December 29, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for the VCU Rams.

High school career[edit]

Weber attended Great Bridge High School where he averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals per game as a senior, earning the All-Southeastern District Defensive Player of the Year award during his junior and senior seasons.[1]

College career[edit]

In his college career, he was designated to the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team on multiple occasions, and also earned the title as the conference's Defensive Player of the Year for three straight seasons.[1] He led the nation in steals through his junior season in 2013–14 with a 3.46 average.

On January 31, 2015, Weber's college career ended when he tore his ACL and MCL in a loss to rival Richmond. Weber was only 12 steals away from becoming the NCAA's all-time career leader.[2]

Professional career[edit]

D-League and short NBA stints[edit]

Sioux Falls Skyforce (2015–2016)[edit]

Weber went undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, likely due to him still recovering from his ACL tear.[3] He later attempted to join the Miami Heat for training camp but was unable to pass his physical due to the knee injury.[4] He ultimately signed with the Heat on October 19, 2015,[5][6] but was waived five days later.[7][8]

On November 2, Weber was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Heat.[9] He missed the first month of the 2015–16 season due to the knee injury, making his debut for the Skyforce during the D-League Showcase on January 7, 2016.[10] He slowly built up his confidence and received more game time throughout January, scoring in double figures in five straight games between January 22 and February 3. On February 23, he recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[11] He later recorded two more double-doubles, and scored a season-high 26 points on February 27 against the Maine Red Claws.[12]

Memphis Grizzlies (2016)[edit]

On March 11, 2016, Weber signed a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.[13] He made his debut for the Grizzlies later that night, recording 10 points, seven assists and five rebounds as the starting point guard in a 121–114 overtime win over the New Orleans Pelicans.[14] On March 16, he had a 12-point performance and started in his fourth straight game, as the Grizzlies lost 114–108 to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[15] Following the conclusion of his 10-day contract, the Grizzlies parted ways with Weber,[16] and on March 21, he was reacquired by Sioux Falls.[17]

Miami Heat (2016)[edit]

On April 10, 2016, Weber signed with the Miami Heat.[18] That night, he made his debut for the Heat in a 118–96 win over the Orlando Magic, recording two points, one rebound and one assist in three minutes.[19]

In July 2016, Weber re-joined the Heat for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[20] On October 22, 2016, he was waived by the Heat after appearing in eight preseason games.[21]

Return to Sioux Falls Skyforce (2016–2017)[edit]

On November 1, 2016, Weber was reacquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[22] On February 1, 2017, he was named the NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in January. He led Sioux Falls to a 6–5 record behind averages of 21.5 points, 8.3 assists, 6.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals. He had five double-doubles and two triple-doubles in January, and finished one steal shy of recording the first quadruple-double in NBA D-League history.[23]

Golden State Warriors (2017)[edit]

On February 4, 2017, Weber signed a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors.[24] On February 14, 2017, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Warriors.[25] Three days later, he was assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors to allow him to compete in the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[26] He was recalled by Golden State on February 21.[27] He parted ways with Golden State following the expiration of his second 10-day contract.

Charlotte Hornets (2017)[edit]

On February 27, 2017, Weber signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets.[28] He went on to sign a second 10-day contract with Hornets on March 9,[29] and a multi-year contract on March 19.[30] On July 28, 2017, he was waived by the Hornets.[31]

Houston Rockets / Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2017–2018)[edit]

On August 14, 2017, Weber signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[32] He was waived on October 14 as one of the team’s final preseason roster cuts.[33] On October 24, 2017 the Houston Rockets announced that they had signed Weber to a two-way contract. Under the terms of the deal, Weber will split time between the Rockets and their NBA G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[34] He'd be heading off to the G League affiliate team immediately after signing his two-way contract with the team. On January 15, Weber was waived by the Rockets.[35]

Third Stint with Sioux Falls Skyforce (2018)[edit]

On January 22, 2018, Weber was reacquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[36]

Second Stint with Memphis Grizzlies (2018)[edit]

On March 14, 2018, the Memphis Grizzlies had signed Weber to a 10-day contract.[37] Weber was reported not getting offered for second 10-day contract after the original one expired, making him a free agent.[38]

On August 22, 2018, Weber joined the Miami Heat on a training camp deal.[39] He was waived on October 13.[40] He then re-joined the Skyforce.

Overseas[edit]

Olympiacos (2019)[edit]

On February 6, 2019, Weber signed with the Greek team Olympiacos of the Euroleague for the rest of the season.[41] On April 13, 2019, Weber was waived by the Reds.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Memphis 6 4 27.7 .342 .000 .750 4.0 3.3 1.5 .5 4.8
2015–16 Miami 1 0 3.0 1.000 .000 .000 1.0 1.0 .0 .0 2.0
2016–17 Golden State 7 0 6.6 .357 .000 .667 .6 .7 .4 .1 1.7
2016–17 Charlotte 13 0 12.2 .435 .143 .692 1.6 1.3 .7 .0 3.8
2017–18 Houston 13 0 9.1 .409 .444 1.000 1.4 1.0 .8 .2 2.0
Career 40 4 12.3 .397 .208 .750 1.7 1.4 .8 .2 3.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Miami 2 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .5 .5 .0 .0
Career 2 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .5 .5 .0 .0

Personal life[edit]

Weber is the son of LaSandra and Ricky Wingate. He majored in Computer Science while attending VCU.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Parrish, Gary (January 31, 2015). "VCU's Briante Weber out for season with knee injury". CBSSports.com. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "VCU Basketball: Graham and Weber go undrafted". ISportsWeb.com. June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Briante Weber's deal with the Heat is off the table". Sportando.com. September 11, 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "Heat Signs Briante Weber". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Winderman, Ira (October 19, 2015). "Heat cut Hawkins, add Weber in moves related to D-League affiliate". South Florida Sun Sentinel. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "HEAT Waive Five Players". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 24, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  8. ^ Winderman, Ira (October 24, 2015). "Heat cut five, roster down to 15-player regular-season limit". South Florida Sun Sentinel. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  9. ^ "Skyforce Announces 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  10. ^ Peters, Dan (January 25, 2016). "Rebuilding a Defensive Presence in Skyforce Guard Briante Weber". espn991.com. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  11. ^ Peters, Dan (March 9, 2016). "Skyforce Guard Briante Weber Earns Call-Up to Memphis". espn991.com. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Skyforce Clip Red Claws". NBA.com. February 27, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  13. ^ "Grizzlies sign Briante Weber to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  14. ^ "Stephenson leads Grizzlies to 121-114 OT win over Pelicans". NBA.com. March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  15. ^ "LaVine leads Wolves over short-handed Grizzlies 114-108". NBA.com. March 16, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
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  17. ^ "NBA D-League Transactions". NBA.com. Archived from the original on March 21, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
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  19. ^ "Heat top Magic in home regular-season finale, 118-96". NBA.com. April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  20. ^ "HEAT Announce Summer League Information". NBA.com. June 29, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
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  22. ^ "Skyforce Announce 2016 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  23. ^ "Skyforce's Briante Weber Named NBA D-League Player of the Month". NBA.com. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  24. ^ "Warriors Sign Brianté Weber to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 4, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  25. ^ "Warriors Sign Briante Weber To Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 14, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  26. ^ "Warriors Assign Brianté Weber to Santa Cruz Warriors". NBA.com. February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  27. ^ "Warriors Recall Brianté Weber From Santa Cruz". NBA.com. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  28. ^ "Hornets Sign Guard Brianté Weber To 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 27, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  29. ^ "Hornets Sign Guard Briante Weber To Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 9, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  30. ^ "Hornets Sign Guard Briante Weber to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. March 19, 2017. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  31. ^ "Hornets Waive Briante Weber". NBA.com. July 28, 2017. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  32. ^ "Lakers Sign Briante Weber". NBA.com. August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  33. ^ "Lakers Waive Blue, Wear, and Weber". NBA.com. October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  34. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (October 23, 2017). "Briante Weber agrees to two-way contract with Rockets". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  35. ^ Charamia, Shams (January 15, 2018). "Briante Weber: Waived by Rockets". cbssports.com. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  36. ^ "SKYFORCE RE-ACQUIRE BRIANTE WEBER". NBA.com. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  37. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Briante Weber to 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  38. ^ "Grizzlies to sign Marquis Teague to a 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 24, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  39. ^ "HEAT Signs Brianté Weber". NBA.com. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  40. ^ "HEAT Waives Purvis, Putney, Stokes And Weber". NBA.com. October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  41. ^ "Olympiacos adds Briante Weber". Sportando.basketball. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.

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