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How VCU gets it done in recruiting

Shaka Smart has crafted the VCU Rams in his likeness through recruiting

Originally Published: March 31, 2011
By Dave Telep | ESPN Recruiting

Two years ago when Shaka Smart assumed control of the VCU Rams from Anthony Grant, who left for Alabama, at his disposal was a future first-round selection, center Larry Sanders. However, it wasn't Sanders who took the Rams to the Final Four but rather a mixture of seniors, shooters, ever-maturing freshmen and impact transfer Jamie Skeen that paved the way to Houston.

Smart took the collection of talent he inherited and crafted the program in his likeness. His task was to take Grant's group, ...

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