The Web (TBT) – Where Are They Now?
Richmond's Alumni Team in the TBT
Richmond’s alumni team, The Web, kicks off their inaugural TBT run this Friday in the Siegel Center against another A10 foe, The Green Machine (George Mason alumni). With former Spiders from as recent as 2017 like TJ Cline to the early Mooney days like David Gonzalvez, I’ll take you through each member of the Web to update you on where their career is at now.
(1) TJ Cline
TJ Cline is the most memorable Spider from the last five years as Richmond’s only A10 Player of the Year since Kevin Andersen. In his time following a storied Spider career, Cline has played overseas. Out of college he signed with Turkish pro club Galatasaray of Istanbul but then departed from the club after five games. He agreed to a two year deal with Hapoel Halon of the Israeli Premier League, former home to Houston Rocket PJ Tucker and Web teammate Justin Harper. Here he won the Israeli Cup in 2017-2018.
Cline played in the NBA Summer League with the Milwaulkee Bucks this summer for the second year in a row, playing 22 minutes across three games. He’s announced that he’s resigned with Hapoel Halon on a one year deal.
(2) ShawnDre’ Jones
ShawnDre’ Jones is right up there with TJ Cline as most memorable Spider in the last four or five years. The tenth all-time leading scorer in UR history was All-A10 3rd Team his senior season and was nearly a 39% 3PT shooter in his collegiate career.
Jones played his first professional season in the Greek A1 league with Aries Trikala where he averaged 12 ppg and 3.4 assists. He returned to the States in his second season, initially playing with the Canton Charge of the NBA G-League and then being traded to the Northern Arizona Suns. Jones scored about 7 ppg and 4.5 apg with the Phoenix affiliate as he dealt with a wrist injury all year. ShanDre’ informed me that he hasn’t yet decided where he’ll be playing next year. Him and Cline certainly shape up to be in the Web’s starting lineup.
(3) Justin Harper
Spider fans will remember Justin Harper from Richmond’s incredible run to the Sweet Sixteen back in 2011. Since making All-A10 1st Team, Harper’s played professionally both domestically and internationally. Initially being drafted with the 32nd overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Cavaliers (and traded to the Magic), he played in France with SIG Strasbourg during the 2011 NBA lockout. He returned to the Magic following the lockout, appearing in 14 games.
Since, he’s played internationally with another season in France, one in Israel with Cline’s club, Hapoel Halon, in 2013-2014, and a year in the Philippines. Harper played for the Los Angeles D-Fenders (now the South Bay Lakers) from 2015-2017, earning two D-League/G-League (whatever you want to call it) all-star selections. In early 2016, he earned back to back 10-day contracts with the Pistons, subsequently returning to the D-Fenders.
Harper’s appeared in 22 NBA games across his career and is currently signed to Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rico.
(4) David Gonzalvez
David Gonzalvez last played for the Spiders in 2010 and was a four year starter. Shooting 38% from deep in his collegiate career, the Web could find him and Jones forming their own version of the Splash Brothers.
Since his time in the 804, Gonzalvez has bounced across different clubs in Europe, spanning France, Finland, Germany, and the Netherlands. In 2011-2012, he won the Dutch National Cup with Den Bosch. He’s a two time Dutch Basketball League all-star and led the DBL in steals in 2012. Gonzalvez is currently signed to Kouvot, a Finnish team playing in Korisliiga, the top league in Finland.
(5) Terry Allen
Terry Allen most recently ran with Richmond in 2015-2016 where he averaged 17 ppg and 7.7 apg as a senior. The 6’ 8” forward is fifth in Spider history in rebounds and was selected to the All-A10 3rd team in 2016.
Out of college Allen signed a one year deal with Hungarian club EGIS Körmend. In 53 games played in 2016-2017, he averaged 17.4 ppg and 5.6 rpg. He helped his club reach the Hungarian League Semifinals, the FIBA Europe Cup Round of 16, and was named FIBA Europe Cup Round 4 Top Performer.
In 2017-2018 Allen signed a one year deal with French Club BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque and played with the Utah Jazz in the 2017 NBA Summer League. Last season Allen played in Israel with Ironi Nahariya.
(6) Darrius Garrett
Darrius Garrett last played for Richmond in 2011-2012 where he finished his Spider career as the all-time blocks leader (231) and his 14 stuffs in one game against UMass is a school and Atlantic 10 single-game record. The Rwandan/Georgia product will figure to be a significant rim protector for the Web.
Garrett has professionally played in Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Venezuela, Uruguay, and Bulgaria. He was the Bulgarian League rebounding leader in 2018 playing for BC Beroe. Garrett played back in Greece in 2018-2019 with BC Beroe, a former club of Peja Stojakovic.
(7) Darien Brothers
Brothers was last in a Spider uniform in 2012-2013 where he made All-A10 3rd Team as a senior, leading Richmond in scoring for his second straight year. Brothers is 22nd all-time in UR scoring.
Out of college, Brothers played two seasons in the Spannish LEB Gold League. He averaged 10 ppg with Melilla Baloncesto in his first year and 7.5 ppg in his second season with Ourense Termal. In 2015-2016 he played in and started 36 games with Kobrat, a pro-club in Finland’s Korisliiga, scoring 15.5 ppg and grabbing 4.7 rpg. Brothers most recently played professionally in 2016-2017 Sodertalje of the Swedish Basketball League. He shot above 40 3FG% in three of his four professional seasons.
*Note – LG Gill and Malcolm Bernard are also running with the Web. Bernard finished his collegiate career with Xavier and Gill with Maryland.