Charlotte Hornets‘ General Manager Rich Cho announced that the team has signed former VCU guard Brianté Weber to a multi-year contract.

Weber originally signed a 10-day contract with the Hornets on February 27th, then signed another a 10-day contract on March 9th, which led to him to signing a multi-year deal 5 games into his 2nd 10-day contract.

Weber will close out the year as the backup point guard, as he has given Charlotte a bit of a scoring boost off of the bench in his first five games with the team. He is averaging 3.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 9.4 minutes per game. His tenacious defense brings an energy that the second unit previously lacked.

Weber played college basketball for the VCU Rams from 2011-2015, and was considered to be a defensive specialist out of college. During his college career, he earned numerous awards including the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year for three straight seasons, and he was designated to the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team on multiple occasions, and 1 time to the NCAA All-Defensive Team in 2012.

In his junior season, Weber led the NCAA in steals in 2013–14 with a 3.46 average per game, which was a career high. His college career did end on a sad note when on January 31, 2015, when he tore his ACL and MCL in a loss to rival Richmond. At the time, Weber only needed 12 more steals to pass Eric Murdock and John Linehan to become the NCAA’s all-time career leader.

Weber went undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft before signing with the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He then signed a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. Making his NBA debut 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.

Weber also has spent time with the Miami Heat and another tenure with the Skyforce before joining his current team the Hornets where he currently averages 4.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game on 53% shooting.

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