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Briante Weber Joins Elite Company

By Matt Dykstra | November 29, 2018

Entering Friday’s game against the Northern Arizona Suns, only two players in Skyforce franchise history have accomplished what Briante Weber has accomplished, and he’s still only 25 years old.

Weber is one of just three players in franchise history to enter the 1000-500-500-200 club, now sitting with 1,192 points, 537 rebounds, 502 assists, and 231 steals in just 84 career games. The only other two players to have accomplished this feat are David Bailey and Randy Livingston, who both sit atop the franchise record books in nearly every category.

Weber now ranks fifth in franchise history in career steals, needing 23 more to catch Cedric Hunter (254) for fourth all-time. Weber’s 2.75 steals per game rank first all-time in franchise history, and depending on his NBA trajectory this season, he even has a chance to catch the franchise-leader Darryl McDonald (349). Weber would need to average 2.95 steals per game over the final 40 games of the season to catch McDonald. For anyone else, that might seem impossible. For Weber, who enters Friday’s matchup averaging a league-leading 4.1 steals per game this season, it’s doable.

Most importantly, Weber’s career numbers are far from meaningless. He’s backing up his statistics with wins. In his 84 career games, Weber boasts a 59-25 record, good enough for a 70.2 percent winning percentage. When Weber is on the floor, his team wins games, highlighted by a 2015-16 campaign that saw Weber help lead a talented Skyforce team to an NBA G League championship in his rookie season.

With five NBA Call-Ups to his name, no one would be surprised if Weber’s season with the Skyforce was cut short yet again by an NBA opportunity. However, whether he continues to build on his Sioux Falls accomplishments or not, Weber has already firmly planted himself in conversations as not only one of the best guards, but one of the best players in franchise history.