Is this Shaka Smart's best team?

Shaka Smart's team has all the pieces to compete for an A-10 title this season. Andy Lyons/Getty Images

This will be the deepest team of Shaka Smart’s tenure. If you thought VCU was fast and athletic and ran guys on and off the court before, just wait until you see this season’s edition of the Rams.

The team will be anchored by two of the nation’s top frontcourt players. Juvonte Reddic has made significant strides each of his three seasons in college and is coming off a campaign in which he put up 14.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Treveon Graham (15.1 PPG, 5.8 RPG) is a matchup nightmare, a combo forward who should see more time at small forward with the addition of Florida State transfer Terrance Shannon.

“We have the type of depth we want to have,” Smart said.