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2020 Under Armour (UA) Future and Rise

For the second year Virginia Elite will complete in the Under Amour Future and Rise circuit. Last season Virginia Elite Junior teams played in the Northeast Division which is considered the most competitive group of teams throughout the east coast. Going into the second season Virginia Elite is only one a a few programs in the Washington, DC area that will compete on a national circuit throughout the spring and summer. 

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Bradley Harden, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

July 4, 2019 - 2020 G Bradley Harden, West Potomac H.S. (VA) spent time at the #1 Engineering school in the county Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Official visit coming soon.

Patrick Strite visits Lafayette

April 21, 2019 -- Patrick Strite, a junior at Bishop Walsh School, Cumberland, MD took an unofficial visit to Lafayette College of the Patriot League. 

2019 Commitments

June 8, 2019 -- Josh Perea, has committed to attend TLAP Sports Academy, Port St. Josh is now in the recruiting class of 2020

May 20, 2019 -- Jaylen-Cole Williams, Virginia Academy (VA) has committed to attend TLAP Sports Academy, Port St. Lucia, FL under Coach Louis Graham.  Jaylen is now in the recruiting class of 2020.

United World Games

May 29, 2019 - Virginia Elite will be participating in The United World games (Youth Basketball) is known as the 'Olympics for Amateur youth sports' with MVP International Athletes. With over 10,000 attendees from over 40 countries, this tournament is the centerpiece for international youth sports competition.

The MVP team will be the ONLY team representing the USA in a very competitive international age (12U, 13U and 14U) divisions.

Team tryout information coming soon.

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Virginia Elite 17U New Balance (NB)

This season Virginia Elite launched the 17U New Balance (NB) with 2020 6-Foot-3 G Avery Nance, Loudoun Valley H.S. leading the way. The team is a representation of the growth and exposure provided through Virginia Elite.

A10 - Golden Selected 3rd - Team


The 6-Foot-10 redshirt sophomore Grant Golden was named Third Team All-Conference. Golden was named Third Team All-Atlantic 10 for the second straight season after finishing second in the conference in scoring (17.4 points per game) and seventh in rebounding (7.1 per game.

Golden surpasses 1,000 points

The 6-foot-10, 265-pound forward is just the second sophomore in school history to surpass 1,000 career points. The other to accomplish the feat is all-time leading scorer Johnny Newman, who played 16 years in the NBA from 1986-2002. Newman scored 2,383 points from 1982-86.

New Beginning for Munson at University of Central Arkansas

2018-19 NCAA Season

James Butler, Drexel University Virginia Elite Alumni

Virginia Elite Alumni 2018-19 NCAA Season Competition includes:

  • Kansas
  • University of North Carolina
  • Wake Forest
  • Mississippi State University
  • University of South Carolina
  • Duke University
  • Notre Dame
  • Ohio State University
  • Temple University

Grant Golden, Freshman Highlight



RICHMOND, Va. -- Spiders junior forward Grant Golden has been named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Golden totaled 31 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists while shooting 68 percent from the field in a pair of Richmond wins last week. This is Golden's third career conference player of the week honor after winning his first two in consecutive weeks on December 24th and December 31st last season. 

Also on Monday, Golden was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week by College Sports Madness. Read More

Meet Cameron Jackson


February 4, 2020, Washington, D.C.- Jarett Hunter committed to Howard University, Washington, D.C. to continue his athletic career. As with previous years Hunter who attends Lousia County High School continues to achieve several milestone in football and basketball throughout his scholastic career. Last year Hunter was selected to both 1st Team All-State Football and Basketball teams. This year he has done it again reaching milestones that some has only dreamed about rushing for over 1,000 years and then scoring over 1,000 points.


January 26, 2020 - Rose‑Hulman Institute of Technology has established itself as the consistently top-ranked undergraduate engineering college in the U.S. Our beautiful campus in west-central Indiana is home to some of the nation’s best science, technology, engineering, and math students, faculty and facilities.


Butler Top in the Nation - Rebounding

ESPN Mid-Major Report by Kevin Connors and ESPN for featuring the Spiders on Friday's Mid-Major Minute! #OneRichmond


Norfolk, VA - (December 19, 2019) A two-time All-Atlantic 10 pick, Golden was a constant for Richmond, and a matchup problem for the Monarchs. He did much of his damage on post-ups near the basket, or with passes to cutting teammates. He finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

New Year New Experience


December 19, 2019 - 2020 F Andrew Gillman decided to make a move to attend national high school basketball power an currently ranked #4 nationally Paul VI in Fairfax, VA.

For the 6-Foot-9 Junior the move included making adjustments to a rigid academic curriculum, adjusting to a new school environment, teammates, coaches, classmates and the requirement to maintain a high level of basketball performance each time him hit the floor.  Gillman is no stranger to change or meeting expectation that will afford him the opportunity to play college basketball.

New Era Virginia Elite Florida UA Future

November 13, 2019 - We are proud to announce the partnership with TLAP Academy to establish Virginia Elite Florida UA Future middle school program for 4th through 8th grade. The Florida program will follow the path of the Virginia Elite UA Middle school program with a concentration of program development is the Port St Lucia and surrounding areas in Florida.

Josh Perea, St Thomas University

November 12, 2019 - Josh Perea, TLAP Academy (Port St Lucia, FL) received an offer to extend his educations and basketball career for St. Thomas University.

Pre-Season All-League Teams

October 28, 2019 Preseason All-League Teams - With many collegiate basketball conference holding their preseason meetings Former Virginia Elite teammates Grant Golden, University of Richmond and James Butler received recognition by their conference voters being named to preseason all league teams. Golden to 2nd team Atlantic-10 (A10) and Butler named as Honorable Mention Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). 

Grant Golden Talk A-10 Season

2019-20 College Season

CAA Preseason Philadelphia, PA - The Virginia Elite Alum and Lake Braddock HS (Burke, VA), 1st Team All-Met Selection and Drexel Junior James Butler was an Honorable Mention All-CAA pick for the 2019-20 season. The team was voted on by the league's (CAA) coaches, media relations directors and media members.

Butler made an immediate mark after sitting out a season due to NCAA transfer rules. The forward from Fairfax Station, Va., shot .598 from the floor, which led the CAA. He averaged 10.3 points and finished seventh in the league with 8.2 rebounds per game. Butler finished with six double-doubles in his first season with the Dragons and shot .736 from the free throw line.

October 28, 2019 THE COMPETITION - With the 2019-20 college basketball season approaching many Virginia Elite alum will complete against some of the premier college programs. This list includes several program that advanced to 2018-19 NCAA tournament.

October 28, 2019 - Transitioning to Collegiate Hoops -  Several Virginia Elite players are making their college debuted this season. With the departure of Cameron Jackson (Wofford College), AJ Carr (Shepherd University), Sam Berlin (HighPoint University) and Paul Rowley (The College of William and Mary) to graduation. The next generation of collegiate players have started their careers with the expectation of carrying on the legacy of those who have moved on. 

COLLEGE: The 2019 class produced 4 division 1 players that will suit up for their prospective teams for the 2019-20 season. University of Central Arkansas, 7-Foot-0 C Jonas Munson (West Potomac HS) will be attending the University of Central Arkansas (UCA).

Chris Shelton, Louisa County HS  will be Hampton suiting up for Hampton University (HU) of the Big South Conference.  

The 6-Foot-4  honor roll student, 4A Player of the Year (POY), 1st Team All-State, etc was one of the premier players in the Virginia during his tenure at Louisa County High School.

Kevon Voyles, the former Bayside South Player of the Year (POY) committed to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore following a year at TLAP Academy.  The former Player of the Year (POY), 2x all-conference, 3x regional champion and a state finalist will suite up for first year coach Jason Crofton and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). 

Koby Tigney, Virginia Academy (VA) will suite up for Radford University. The 6-Foot-5 combination guard from Winchester, VA is a fierce competitor, prolific score and a tremendous defensive player.  Tigney is also an outstanding student who has consistency been an honor roll student throughout his his school career.

Justin Patterson will suite up for Towson University for the 2019-20 college basketball season. The 6-Foot-4 combination guard will provide the Tigers with back court versatility as well as an outstanding student athlete.

After his freshman year at Christopher Newport University Elijah Bowens transferred to Morgan State University to continue his career. Bowens attend the Maret School, Washington, DC. under Coach Chuck Driesell.

After his freshman campaign at Benedict College Jasiah Perry transferred to division II Frostburg State University 

Tavion Pierson becomes the first player to attend the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). The 6-Foot-4 combo Guard committed to the University of the Virgin Island (UVI), United States Virgin Island as a late signee in the spring.

October 20, 2019 - The highest Level of High School Hoops - Several Virginia Elite players have transferred to programs that will provide a high level of exposure and national competition. The challenge to achieve showcasing their talents will be tested throughout the season. Playing a national schedule provide a platform that's second to none.   

Bishop Walsh (Cumberland, MD), 2020 6-Foot-10 C Churchill Bounds formally of Stephen Decatur HS recently received an offer from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and continues to draw attention for mid and high major programs. following former Virginia Elite Center Jonas Munson. Additionally, 2022 6-Foot-8 C Luke McEldon formally of Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn, VA has transferred to Bishop Walsh. McEldon comes from an extensive list of players that will play for former Montross Christian assistant coach to legendary Stu Vetter.

Bishop Walsh is a member of the Nike Elite HS event series which is one the best in the country.

Under the direction of Coach Dan Prete, Bishop Walsh who is a disciple of Montross Christian Head Coach Stu Vetter who developed Montross Christian basketball program into a national power with the likes of Kevin Durant, Greivis Vasquez, Terrance Ross, Justin Anderson, and recent Washington Wizards signee Justin Robinson.   

Paul VI (Fairfax, VA), 2021 6-Foot-8 C Andrew Gilliman formally of Loudoun County High School, is attending nationally recognized Paul VI, Fairfax, VA. The 6-Foot-8 junior is the third post position player that has transitioned to nationally rank #4 recognized high school program. PVI will take on the nations best programs exposing Gilliman

Veritas Collegiate Academy (Springfield, VA), recently the 6-Foot-8 F Kevin Siakam moved to Veritas Collegiate Academy to complete his high school career. Siakam the cousin of NBA Champion Pascal Siakam and recently the versatile F/C picked up 2 division 1 offers from Hampton University and Norfolk State University Lavion Morales joins Siakam at Veritas, the 6-Foot-4 Guard is also an excellent student (4.0 GPA) who is an athletic wing that can defend multiple positions and play multiple offensive roles. 

TLAP Post Grad: Josh Perea and Jaylan Cole Williams will be attending TLAP Academy, Port St. Lucia, FL will be doing a post graduate year.

Hoop Group Jr. Jam Fest

October 8, 2019 - The kickoff of the tournament season for the Virginia Elite Junior Elite Program started with an outstanding showing at the 2019 Hoop Group Junior Jam Fest.  As always the tournament provided excitement and opportunity to showcase the group of youngman that will complete throughout the spring and 2020 Summer season. 

Professional Hoops

September 29, 2019 - First Year Pro Cameron Jackson stared at Handley High School in Winchester, VA and played with Virginia Elite for 2 years. Standing at 6-foot-8, Jackson averaged 14.5 points to go with a team-high 7.6 rebounds per game as a senior to help lift the Terriers to their first Associated Press Top 25 ranking in program history. In addition to grabbing the 2018-19 regular-season and Southern Conference tournament championships, Jackson powered Wofford to its first win in NCAA Tournament history, scoring 14 points and collecting 10 rebounds in the 84-68 victory over Seton Hall. A native of Winchester, Virginia, Jackson started all 35 games for Wofford, scoring double figures 32 times with seven double-doubles en route to being named First Team All-SoCon after the Terriers went 18-0 in SoCon play, adding three victories in the SoCon tournament to claim the league's highest seed (No. 7) since 1979. The 2018-19 season also marked the first time since 2014-15, when Jackson was a freshman, that Wofford won both the regular season and conference tournament championships in the same year.

For his career, Jackson ranks first at Wofford with 138 games played, third with 125 blocks, sixth with a field goal percentage of .583, sixth with 168 steals and 19 th on the all-time scoring list, totaling 1,399 points in a Terrier uniform.

Mitteldeutscher BC competes in the Basketball Bundesliga, which is Germany's first tier league featuring teams such as Bayern Munich. 

AJ Carr (Reading Rockets, England) Knowledge Sharing

Alumni News

AJ Carr Resigned for 2nd Year with Reading Rockets of the England Pro League

September 25, 2019 - Reading Rockets (England) have re-signed American forward AJ Carr for the 2019-2020 season. The 24-year-old, who originally hails from Fairfax, Virginia, becomes the eighth signing after the departure Rockets re-sign AJ Carrof Match Burnham for personal reasons. 

Carr, a graduate of Saint James School in Maryland, went onto play for Shepherd University in West Virginia for four years, totaling 85 competitive games since 2014 before joining the Berkshire outfit last term. In his first season with the Rockets, Carr averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds.

Rockets Head Coach Alan Keane is very pleased to be bringing one of his main players from last season back to the club for this term and knows the quality Carr can bring to the group. He said,

“With a relatively new team it will be great to have a returning player among the mix. AJ brings experience of playing in the league, an understanding of what we are about and how we want to play and more importantly mentorship and leadership for our young academy players within the squad.”  Read More

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Jonas Munson, University of Central Arkansas

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Phenom Hoop Report Prospect Talk

Prospect Talk: Malachi Poindexter

by Keion Robinson | Jul 10, 2019 

Phenom Hoop Report

As expected, a large portion of players attending these live period tournaments may feel some pressure of making the most out of their chance to draw next-level attention. While it may sound cliché, I simply advise all the participating hoopers to take a breath and approach it like any other day(s) spent in the gym. The more one focuses on naturally playing the game, not getting caught up in the extra stuff, the greater chance he or she must please a college coach. My guy, Malachi Poindexter ’20, has shown an understanding of what I mean, and he’ll spend tomorrow (7/11) through Sunday (7/14) competing with Virginia Elite 17u in Atlanta, GA for the Under Armour Association (UAA) Session IV/Finals.

Poindexter, however, has been one of the few prospects that I first got to know quite a while ago; dating back to his early middle school years. He’s grown to around 6-Foot-3 now but has always held that trait of scoring the ball with solid ease as a shooting guard. That prowess led to him becoming a notable name on the court after enrolling in Louisa County High School (Louisa County, VA) at the beginning of his career, but problems with a knee injury subsequently left Poindexter watching from the sidelines for the majority of the 2017-18 season. Not long after that year had concluded, the guard made the decision to spend a final two years at St. Anne’s Belfield School (Charlottesville, VA), which many commonly refer to as ‘STAB.’ In the case with any new environment, Poindexter acknowledged that the move came with some acclimation but also great reward.

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Cameron Jackson NBA Pre-Draft

Paul Rowley Named Dean Ehlers Leadership Award

A The two-year captain, Rowley has been described by his coaches and teammates as the 'heart and soul' of the Tribe. He has excelled at a level rarely seen in Division I athletics academically. In 2017, he graduated magna cum lade from W&M in just three years with a double major in finance and computer science. Last season, he was named the CAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and became the first W&M basketball player since 1912 to be selected to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society in 2017. Rowley is believed to be the first DI men's basketball player to compete on the court as second-year law student.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Paul Rowley says he tries to get 8 hours of sleep a night. That's a little hard to believe considering everything he needs to fit into a 24 hour day.

In just 3 years, Rowley earned two degrees from William and Mary and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the most prestigious honor society. Right now, he is in his second year of law school.

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Coach Rashad conducts weekly training session that is based on improving players ball skills and basketball specific performance development view more information. 

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Virginia, Maryland and D.C.

Region 1 - Northern Virginia Herndon, Reston, Fairfax, Ashburn, Leesburg, All Loudoun county cities, Prince William County, Culpepper,  Woodbridge, Quantico, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Region 2 - 757

Hampton Roads, Newport News, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and other cities in the area.

Region 3 - Florida

Port St Lucia, Florida

Virginia Elite - Florida 15U

ua rise league

In addition to playing in some of the nations most competitive grassroots tournament Virginia Elite will be competing on the UA Rise Circuit.

BOYS - Virginia Elite High School Elite programs will participate on the Under Armour (UA) Rise Grassroots basketball Circuit. 

UA Future

Virginia Elite Junior and Elementary Elite programs are now part of the UA Future circuit.  The UA Future model will replicate the UAA model for travel teams at the middle school level, playing regional league format for teams in the 14U-10U age groups, leading to the UA Future National Championship on June 28-30 at HyVee Arena in Kansas City.

Cameron Jackson, Wofford College

2020 Max Wilson, Oakton H.S. (Vienna,VA)

Max Wilson the 6-Foot-6 Junior Wing who plays for Oakton, High School has been around elite level basketball his entire life. Throughout the high school season Max has continued to showcase his basketball abilities which has resulted in being selected to the All District Defensive Team and 2nd Team All District team. 

Recently Max took an unofficial visit to Columbia University as well as attracting attention from several division 1 programs.  Heading into the spring and summer Max will be part of an impressive group of players on the Virginia Elite 17U Showcase team, that will be playing in the UA Rise Circuit.

Stephen Curry "Underrated"

The Underrated Tour will make stops in 7 U.S. cities to provide platforms for three-star basketball prospects to showcase their abilities. 

Virginia Elite Jaylan Cole-William, Virginia Academy (VA) has been selected to participate in Stephen Curry “Underrated Tour” in Washington, D.C. January 26-27

Athletes participating in the Underrated camps will receive best-in-class resources, tips and hands-on training from elite coaches including Curry’s trainer Brandon Payne. 


Presidential Scholar and Athlete

2019 G Jaylen Cole-Williams of Virginia Academy (VA) recently was awarded Presidential Scholarship as well as Tournament MVP.

2018-19 Commitments

College Commitment

Jonas Munson

West Potomac High School

Alexandria, VA

Class: 2019

November 2, 2018 - 7-Foot-0 Center made it official to continue his academic and athletic career for the University of Central Arkansas. Continuing the trend of former Virginia Elite Alums, AJ Carr, Sam Berlin, Grant Golden, Cameron Jackson and James Butler.

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Junior NBA Skills Session

Zach Harrell, Alumni Highlight

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