CHESAPEAKE , Va. (WAVY) – Chesapeake’s Briante Weber has always enjoyed proving the critics wrong.
A graduate of Great Bridge High School, his only scholarship offer came from Virginia Commonwealth University. Weber turned it into one of the greatest careers in school history.
He broke VCU’s all-time steals record, and became the heart and soul for what had fondly become known as the “Havoc” defense. Though it wasn’t enough for him to hear his name called at the 2015 NBA Draft, Weber signed as an undrafted free-agent with the Miami Heat, and has pushed to prove a point ever since.
“‘No’ is all I heard (growing up),” said Weber, who spent Saturday back in his hometown, hosting his first ever youth skills camp, free to area youth.
“I just hope they see that you can make it from anywhere,” he said. “No matter where you go, no matter what school you go to, no matter what town you’re in; if they want to find you, they’ll find you and you can make it.”
Weber just signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Heat, after short stints with the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets and Houston Rockets.