First, Shaka Smart convinced a whole campus that “Havoc” was the IT brand in college hoops. Now, his influence is changing the way other VCU programs prepare for their seasons.
The Rams have made headlines the last three years by using SEAL Team PT to ready themselves for the rigors of one of college basketballs’ most intense systems. Really, it’s more about team building. These guys are already in outstanding shape, but when you’re running a high-risk, high-reward full-court pressing operation, you have to be able to trust the guys behind you.
It’s been so successful that this year, several other VCU teams will participate in SEAL Team PT, including the women’s basketball program under first-year Coach Beth O’Boyle.