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Under Armour (UA) RISE for the 2nd second year Virginia Elite is 1 of 44 National Grassroots Basketball programs to compete on the Under Amour Rise circuit league.  The UA Rise Circuit is one of the national major recruiting platforms for colleges and university coaches to evaluate players during the NCAA Live Period. 

Under Armour (UA) Future  Virginia Elite Junior teams compete 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. 

WELCOME to Virginia Elite Basketball Program website. The home of the premier basketball organization in Northern Virginia. Established in 2006 Virginia Elite has been consistent with identifying and developing players to reach their athletic and academic goals. As a member of the Under Amour (UA) Future and Rise grassroots basketball programs, Virginia Elite provides maximum exposure to national level competition as will as providing players with an experience of a lifetime.

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Over 20 years of basketball experience Coach Rashad conducts weekly training session that fuses gametime and basic skills development to enhance a players ability to perform in game action. view more information. 

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Domantas Sakickas, Coppin State University

August 21, 2020 - Domantas Sakickas journey to Coppin State University from Broadfording Christian Academy to Frederick Community College has results of his efforts and hardwork has paid-off.

Malachi Poindexter, University of Virginia

August 15, 2020 - Malachi Poindexter journey to Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) University of Virginia is not uncommon, but the results of his efforts and hardwork has paid-off. The AP top 20 ranked Cavaliers are among the nations best teams.  

Grant Golden Preparing for 20-21 Season

July 1, 2020 - A desire to be one of the best big men to play at the University of Richmond for coach Chris Mooney led Grant Golden this week to Plano, Texas, where the best big man to play at UR for Mooney resides.

Golden (1,472 career points and 294 assists) heads into his redshirt senior season primed to lead Richmond, with five starters back from a 24-7 team (14-4 A-10), to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2011.

Jaylen-Cole Williams, Duquesne University

August 5, 2020 - Jaylen-Cole Williams journey to Atlantic 10 (A10) Conference Duquesne University is not uncommon, but the results of his efforts and hardwork has paid-off. As with many of the alumni that are playing college basketball dealing with COVID-19 requires alterative activities to remain safe. Look forward to the interview with Cole about his 1st year at Duquesne.

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Coaches Registration - Virginia Elite is seeking coaches for the Youth and High School programs. Click 'Coaches Application' to get started.

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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.

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.


University of Central Arkansas

July 29, 2020 Conway, Arkansas - Churchill Bounds (Left) and Jonas Munson (Right) are the latest teammates to play college basketball. Continuing the trend of developing post players Virginia Elite is excited to see two alumni on the same collegiate program. UCA 20-21 schedule includes some of the premier programs in the country such as Creighton, Kansas State, Wichita State and Memphis.

Hoop Group Future All-American Camp Report

July 20, 2020 Lancaster, PA Hoop Group Future All-American Camp

As the year continues to provide the basketball community with many unknowns the air of uncertainty, many kids are in the gym working on improving their basketball skills. As for 2023 6-Foot-10 C Luke McEldon (Highland School, Warrenton, VA) taking full advantage to work on his game, improve on developing his physical capabilities and finally showcasing what the future has in store for him is a continuous developmental process. July 17th-19th Luke attended the prestigious Hoop Group Future All-American camp where many of today division 1 players launched their careers. Many only heard via social media about McEldon, but few have seen him in person.  Not to disappoint Luke was recognized for his play and was selected to the Future All-American Camp All-Star team. Although in the 2023 class McEldon has received early interest from Mid and Major basketball collegiate program.

2020 Hoop Group Future All-American Camp

Staying in contact

July 18, 2020, Manassas, VA - Former Virginia Elite Alum AJ Carr (Shepard University, Obi Enechionyai (Temple University) and Cameron Jackson (Wofford College) are home during the Pandemic (COVID-19) from their international professional basketball seasons. The off time provided the guys time to connect up get some run in and see each other for the first time and reminisce about old times.

Malichi Poindexter

June 26, 2020 - The start of the 2020-2021 College Basketball season will include freshman Malichi Poindexter who will suite up for one of the top collegeiate programs in the the country and preseason ranked #3 by USA Today.

High Teammates to College Basketball Players

July 10, 2020 - When Jonas Munson and Bradley Hardin attended West Potomac High School in Alexandria, VA they had no idea that one day they would be heading to college as student-athletes. Munson will be attending his second season for the University of Central Arkansas and Bradley Hardin will be attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology College. 

Class of 2020 College Bound Athletes

What makes us special - James Butler

Butler Among to Elite in NCAA D1


Butler earned All-Conference honors for named Third-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in 2020. Throughout the season Butler worked his way to the top of many national NCAA Division 1 categories in division 1 basketball. 

Mouth of Wilson, VA: 2022 C Luke McEldon has become the 1st Northern Virginia player to ever play for the Oak Hill Academy Warriors, National Basketball Team. Oak Hill Academy is a national Nike Elite High School.

Standing 6-Foot-10 McEldon continues to develop into one of the premier players in the state in the 2022 class. Following Virginia Elite expensive tradition of evaluating post players McEldon continues to showcase and work towards becoming a major college prospect. Currently he has received interest from ACC, SEC, A10, Big South and other division 1 conferences.

Projection: Division 1 

In the Pros

Eliet Donley, Japan: Virginia Elite Alum Eliet Donley signed with Osaka Evessa (B1 League) signed Japanese forward Eliet Donley (198-91kg). He just graduated from Chaminade in USA. Donley has played there for the last three years. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to PacWest All-Tournament Team.

Donley is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. view original post.

Cameron Jackson, Portugal 

Obi Enechonyia, Spain

Eliet Donley, Japan: Virginia Elite Alum Eliet Donley signed with Osaka Evessa (B1 League) signed Japanese forward Eliet Donley (198-91kg). He just graduated from

Class of 2023

Tyler Perkins, 6-Foot-4, Point Guard, Landon School (MD)

July 10, 2020 As with previous teams the 2023 class has started to form into a projected outstanding group on players. Standing 6-Foot-3 rising sophomore guard Tyler Perkins, 2023 6-Foot-4 G, Landon School, Maryland is just want the coaches was looking for. The lefty bring size and desire to excel to the team that will blends well with the coaching, team and program philosophy. 

Projection: Division 1 

Hayes Nolin, 6-Foot-5, Wing/Small Forward, Potomac School (VA)

Nolin is a dependable shot maker who has developed into a consistent player with a great feel for the game.  A high academic performing student at the Potomac School who is focused on perfection that translates to court.

Projection: Division 1: Ivy, CAA 

Commitment - Tyland Crawford

Virginia Elite

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

Region 2 - Hampton, Virginia

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

Region 3 - Port St Lucia, Florida

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UA Future

Virginia Elite Junior program is a member of the UA Future circuit. The UA Future model is a replica of the high school UAA Circuit where elite level teams participle in the Spring and Summer league throughout the country. The UA Future circuit is 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 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Virginia Elite Maryland

March 20, 2020 - 2022 G Kevon Corley, C.H. Flowers High School was selected to the Prince George (P.G.) county 2019-20 Honorable Mention All County Basketball Team averaging 20ppg.

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