University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas taking on the national best

June 12, 2019, Conway Arkansas - Next season will be an exciting inaugural collegiate basketball season for Virginia Elite Alum Jonas Munson. The 7-Foot-0 Center, West Potomac High School (Alexandria, VA) will be entering his freshman season with the University of Central Arkansas Bears of the Southland Conference.

The University of Central Arkansas men's basketball program has played a Who's Who of college basketball teams over the past 13 years at the NCAA Division I level. Trips to Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, UCLA, Michigan, Oregon, Butler, Louisville and Oklahoma State, just to name a few.

The Bears are about to tackle arguably the biggest Who in the bunch on Nov. 12 when they take on the Duke Blue Devils at storied Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. This is the third Virginia Elite alumni (Paul Rowley and Jamison Glover) to play at Cameron.
  
UCA Head Coach Pennell said he thinks his 2019-20 Bears are ready for to handle the tough schedule, which also includes the likes of Baylor, Georgetown, Utah, Wichita State, Marquette and Pepperdine.
UCA opens the season on Nov. 5 at Baylor in Waco, Texas, for the second time in three years before hosting cross-town rival Hendrix on Nov. 7 at the Farris Center. Georgetown follows on Nov. 9 and the Blue Devils on Nov. 12. Three of those four will be ranked in the Top 25. UCA's non-conference opponents have a combined eight national championships, 186 NCAA Tournament appearances and 32 Final Four appearances.

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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.

View the MVP website

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

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND

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


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2018-19 NCAA Season

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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

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Academic Excellence



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Guest Appearance

Guest Appearance - Former William and Mary Tribesman, Daniel Dixon and now in the Phoenix Suns organization dropped by practice to talk about his experiences coming from Langley HS. We tell our guys you never know who’s coming in the gym. 

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Upcoming: 2019-20 Junior Elite Tryout Schedule

June 3, 2019 - In preparation for the 2019-20 Junior Elite season. Virginia Elite will host two (2) sessions:



2019 College Commitments




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.

Louisa boys basketball team wins Region 4B title

MINERAL — In 1994, Robert Shelton was the leading scorer for Louisa County’s first regional championship boys basketball team.

Twenty-five years later, Shelton was on the sidelines as coach as the Lions celebrated another crown following a 77-53 victory over Courtland in the Region 4B championship game at Louisa County High School. Read More

Louisa

Is there anything Paul Rowley can't do He graduated from William and Mary in 3 years with 2 degrees, is a 2nd year law school student and finds time to play hoops for the Tribe.

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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Grant Golden reaches 1,000-point plateau


FAIRFAX, VA — Grant Golden reached an offensive milestone and spiced the occasion with an elevated defensive performance. Nonetheless, the University of Richmond was cooled at George Mason, which bounced back from a slow start to win 77-63 before 3,281 at Eagle Bank Arena.

Golden scored 10 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and a career-best six blocks, double his previous high. All of the rejections came in the first 25 minutes. With his fifth point, scored with 4:53 left in the first half, Golden became the 47th player in program history to score 1,000 in his career. Golden scored 18 points in nine games as a true freshman before missing the remainder of that season and redshirting because of a heart issue.

Golden became the second player in UR history to reach the 1,000-point mark before the end of his sophomore year. John Newman, Richmond’s career-leading scorer (2,383 points), scored 1,044 in his first two seasons.

Stu Vetter Basketball Camp Partnership

Virginia Elite is immensely excited to launch our partnership with Coach Vetter Basketball Camp. Coach Stu Vetter has been coaching for over 40 years. 

Few Coaches have ever been able to bring such a passion for the game to so many. In addition to graduating over 100 players who have become Division 1 student/athletes, eight of Coach Vetter’s players have been 1st round picks in the NBA. 

And more still have continued as coaches at the High School and College level. Coach Vetter attends every camp and takes a very hand on approach, offering hours of instruction and encouragement to campers about basketball and life.

Stu Vetter Basketball Camp has been one of the top summer camps in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area for 40 Years!  Over 21,000 campers have attended. Talk to any of them and they will tell you they had FUN! Coach Vetter attends and takes a very hands on approach at every camp, offering hours of instruction and encouragement.  Camp counselors are all top-rated high school and college basketball players and coaches.  In addition, former players such as Justin Anderson, Greivis Vasquez and Kevin Durant often appear as guest speakers / instructors.

Stu Vetter summer basketball camps take place throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland between June and August (see dates & locations). Camps are designed for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18 of all skill levels.

Go to Coach Vetter Basketball Camp to get more information about camp dates.

Paul Rowley Juggling D1 Hoops and Law School (L2)

Freshman Elijah Bowens Stepping Up


ELIJAH BowenS Leads 17th-Ranked Captains to lead the Capital Athletic Conference

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Virginia Elite Alumni Elijah Bowens and Christopher Newport connected for seven three-pointers in the second half Wednesday night, and managed to hold off upset-minded St. Mary's, 79-76. The victory at O'Brien Athletic & Recreation Center improved the Captains to 17-3 overall and 7-2 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Down the stretch, freshman Elijah Bowens made three-of-four free throws to help the Captains put the game away. Bowens finished with 11 points.

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College Perspective

He’s juggling basketball and law school at William & Mary, and whistling all the way

By John FeinsteinColumnist

January 4 at 1:28 PM

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — When William & Mary wins a basketball game at Kaplan Arena, the players go through the handshake line with their opponents and then, instead of heading to the locker room, they cross the court for handshakes and high-fives with fans who crowd into the front row to congratulate the team. 

Rowley isn’t a glass-half-full type of person, he’s a glass-99-percent full person. He doesn’t like basketball, he loves it. He hasn’t enjoyed his five years at William & Mary, he has reveled in them.

But that isn’t what makes him unique. After graduating magna cum laude in three years with a double major in computer science and finance, he decided to go to law school and is now listed as an academic “L-2” on the team’s roster — the only NCAA men’s basketball player with that distinction, according to William & Mary. Read More

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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 - Winchester, VA Winchester Virginia and West Virginia

Region 3 - 757

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

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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.

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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. 

https://www.underratedtour.com

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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Mentorship

Junior NBA Skills Session

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