RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Head Coach Shaka Smart and his staff are dedicated to developing their student-athletes in all aspects of life, not just their skills on the hardwood.

Part of that development is being a part of the community, which is exactly what Smart and several of his players did recently on a trip to the Evans-Haynes Burn Center at the VCU Heath Systems.

Last Friday, sophomore Rob Branderberg and freshmen Briante Weber and Treveon Graham joined Coach Smart on a visit with some patients and the staff.

"It's really a humbling thing when we go out and are able to put a smile on people's faces," Brandenberg said. "It's something that we all love to do, to be able to show our appreciation for the support that not only the VCU community, but all of Richmond has shown our team."