NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Junior forward Juvonte Reddic of the VCU men's basketball team isn't the loudest person you'll ever meet. That might be because he allows his play on the hardwood to do the talking for him.
Reddic has been sensational for the Rams during Atlantic 10 Conference play and his two double-doubles this past week have earned him A-10 Co-Player of the Week accolades. The Winston-Salem, N.C. native shared the honor with Temple's Khalif Wyatt.
"I'm just trying to do what the team needs me to do to help us win games," Reddic said. "I just have to keep talking and working on my game and I know things will continue to improve. It's all a matter of putting in the time and the results will come."
This past week, Reddic helped the Black & Gold to two victories, a 70-64 road win at Rhode Island, coupled with a 81-65 home win over Fordham. For the week, he averaged 14.5 points and 11 rebounds. Against Rhode Island, he poured in 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. He followed that up with an 11 point, 10 rebound performance on Saturday. Reddic has now posted four straight double-doubles and five in his past six games.
On the year, he ranks second on the team with 14.3 points per game, while leading the squad with 8.3 boards per outing. Reddic is currently the only player in the A-10 averaging a double-double during conference play with 15.5 ppg and 10.4 rpg in VCU's eight conference games.
Reddic and the Rams are off until Saturday night when they travel to Charlotte. Game time against the 49ers is set for 7 p.m.