#10 - Darius Theus
Position: Guard
Year: Senior
Hometown: Portsmouth, Va.
Previous School: I.C. Norcom
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200

DARIUS THEUS - CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min.
FG-FGA
Pct.
3FG-ATT
Pct.
FT-FTA
Pct.
Off-Def-Tot
Avg.
PF-FO
Ast.
TO
Blk.
Stl.
Pts.-Avg.
2009-10
35-1 11.9
35-80
.438
6-26
.231
18-28
.643
16-19-35
1.0
43-0
39
35
1
40
94-2.7
2010-11
40-7 15.4 38-109 .349 4-28 .143 41-62 .661 13-50-63 1.6 92-3 84 55 9 41 121-3.0
2011-12
36-36 31.2 119-263 .452 15-62 .242 53-81 .654 22-58-80 2.2 89-3 170 82 8 71 306-8.5
Totals
111-44
19.4
192-452
.425
25-116
.216
112-171
.655
51-127-178
1.6
224-6
293
172
18
152
521-4.7

 

QUICK HITS:

· The undeniable leader of this team
· On pace to rank among the leaders in assists in VCU history
· Has a knack for making the clutch play, including a critical late basket against Wichita State in the 2012 NCAA Tournament

AS A JUNIOR (2011-12):

The Basics:
· First year as starting point guard for the Rams (started all 36 games).
· Played second most minutes on the team (1,124).
· Scored in double-figures 15 times, dished out six or more assists 14 times.

Highlights:
·
Earned CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player Award with 26 points, 15 assists and 11 steals in three games. Scored 16 points, handed out five assists and picked up five steals in the CAA Championship game victory over Drexel.
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Garnered Third Team All-CAA honors following the regular season after averaging 8.6 ppg., 2.2 rpg., and 4.7 apg.
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Set his career high for points when he poured in 16 against Drexel in the CAA title game on March 5.
· Ranked third in the CAA in assist per game with 4.7 and second in assist-to-turnover ratio
· Tied his career high of five steals on two occasions, first against Drexel on March 5, and then again against Indiana on March 17.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11):

The Basics:
· Saw action in all 40 games, including seven starts  
· Posted his second straight of season of a better than 1-to-1 assist to turnover ratio.
· He doubled his free throw attempts from his freshman to sophomore year.

Highlights:
· Tied his career high of 10 points at Georgia State. Went a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe in the game.
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Set a then-career high with seven assists against UNC Wilmington. Also dished out six assists on two occasions, first against VMI, then against William & Mary. 
·
Had five steals against William & Mary to set a new career high.

AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10):

The Basics:
· Played in 35 of the Rams’ 36 contests as a rookie, making one start.
· Averaged 2.7 points and 1.1 assists per game.

Highlights:
· Was the only freshman guard in the CAA to finish with a 1-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (39-35).
· Over the final half of the season he averaged better than a 1.5-to-1 ratio.
· Had a 10-3 assist-to-turnover ratio in the CBI Tournament, helping the Rams to the title.
· Scored in double figures on two occasions, first against Georgia State and then against Akron.
· Dished out a season high five assists against Towson.

Getting to Know Darius
Son of Ralph and Vallery Theus
Majoring in Education
Born on December 1, 1990
Oldest of four sons

PRIOR TO VCU:

· Averaged 17.2 points, 6.2 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game over his final two high school seasons.
· Earned All-Tidewater Region Team honors during his junior and senior campaigns.
· Theus was the first official VCU signee for Head Coach Shaka Smart and his staff.
· He was touted as one of the best on-ball defenders in the state, with great anticipation skills.
· As the starting point guard for the Greyhounds, Theus was looked upon as the leader of the squad both on and off the court, and served as team captain for his final two years.
· Before Theus landed with the Black & Gold, he was being heavily-recruited by Pac-12 power Washington State, Liberty, Duquesne and East Carolina, among others.



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