The past several years, and the fast-paced style instituted by VMI head coach Duggar Baucom, have brought success to VMI basketball never before seen. The team has rewritten not only the program record books, but several national records as well, becoming the first school to lead NCAA Division I in scoring five straight seasons. That effort was led early on by Reggie Williams '08, who led the nation in scoring average two straight years and went on to play for the NBA's Golden State Warriors.
The year after Williams left (2008-09), the team was expected to have trouble, but instead, went on to notch a program-record 24 wins, including perhaps the biggest upset of the college basketball season, the 111-103 season-opening win over Kentucky at Rupp Arena. That squad went on to play for the Big South title that year, and two years later, the Keydets returned to the title game, where then-junior Austin Kenon, VMI's all-time leading three-point shooter, poured in a title-game record 34 points in VMI's loss.
This season, the class led by Keith Gabriel and Ron Burks, who were making their collegiate debuts in the Kentucky win, returns for its senior campaign and looks to lead VMI to even greater heights.