Even though longtime coach Shaka Smart has since departed for the Texas Longhorns, the Virginia Commonwealth (VCU) Rams are planning to compete in the Atlantic 10 next year.
Earlier today, graduate transfer Korey Billbury announced his intention to leave the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and transfer to VCU to play for new coach Will Wade.
Billbury spent the previous three seasons establishing himself as a dynamic guard for Oral Roberts. In his junior season, he averaged 14.4 points and a team best 7.4 rebounds per game.
That’s pretty impressive for someone just 6-foot-3, 200 pounds.
The only mark against him is that he shot just under 40 percent from the field last year, well below his sophomore season mark of 46.
Just the same, Billbury gives the Rams a scoring option now that go-to guy Treveon Graham is set to graduate. Combined with JeQuan Lewis, Melvin Johnson and the explosive Mo Alie-Cox, he will ensure that Virginia Commonwealth continues to be an NCAA tournament contender in 2016.
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