Former VCU star Briante Weber made his Miami Heat debut on Sunday evening, just hours after officially being added to the team's roster.
Weber entered the game with 2:43 remaining in Miami's regular season home finale against the Orlando Magic. In a little less than three minutes of game action, Weber made his only field goal attempt, while pulling down a rebound and dishing out an assist. His bucket came with less than a minute to go when he dribbled into the lane and sank a floater.
Weber was signed by the Heat to add to the team's depth heading into the postseason. It's his second NBA team in as many months, as the former Ram spent six games with the Memphis Grizzlies in March, averaging 4.8 points, four rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest. Weber played about 28 minutes per game during his tenure with the injury-depleted Grizzlies.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is where Weber has spent most of the season as a member of the NBA Developmental League's SkyForce. While there, he helped the squad set a new single season D-League wins record. Weber posted 10.7 points per game, but was impressive with his all-around play, averaging five rebounds, four assists and two steals per outing.
Miami plays at Detroit on Tuesday and at Boston on Wednesday to finish up the regular season, before the playoffs begin on Saturday.
Weber joins the Hornets' Troy Daniels as former VCU players currently in the NBA. Both players are headed to the postseason.