|Intro||American basketball player|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||29 December 1992, Chesapeake|
Brianté Weber (born December 29, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for the VCU Rams and was considered to be a defensive specialist.
High school career
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.
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. 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.
Sioux Falls Skyforce (2015–2016)
Weber went undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, likely due to him still recovering from his ACL tear. He later attempted to join the Miami Heat for training camp but was unable to pass his physical due to the knee injury. He ultimately signed with the Heat on October 19, 2015, but was waived five days later.
On November 2, Weber was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Heat. 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. 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. He later recorded two more double-doubles, and scored a season-high 26 points on February 27 against the Maine Red Claws.
Memphis Grizzlies (2016)
On March 11, 2016, Weber signed a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. 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. 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. Following the conclusion of his 10-day contract, the Grizzlies parted ways with Weber, and on March 21, he was reacquired by Sioux Falls.
Miami Heat (2016)
On April 10, 2016, Weber signed with the Miami Heat. 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.
In July 2016, Weber re-joined the Heat for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On October 22, 2016, he was waived by the Heat after appearing in eight preseason games.
Sioux Falls Skyforce (2016–present)
On November 1, 2016, Weber was reacquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
NBA career statistics
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Weber is the son of LaSandra and Ricky Wingate. He majored in Computer Science while attending VCU.