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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.

Port St Lucia, Florida

Virginia Elite - Florida 17U

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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. 

GIRLS - Virginia Elite Girls High School Elite teams will participate on the Under Armour (UA) Rise Girls Grassroots basketball Circuit. 



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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Cameron Jackson, Wofford College

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February 13, 2019 - According to the ESPN/Hollinger rating, Spartanburg’s Zion Williamson of Duke is the No. 1 player in college basketball. No surprise. Cameron Jackson of Wofford is sixth.

The rankings are based on usage rate (basically field goals and free throws compared to minutes), assist ratio, turnover ratio and rebound ratios.

Jackson and Matt Rafferty of Furman (14th) are the only Southern Conference players in the top 50, which has one Clemson player (Elijah Thomas at No. 17), no South Carolina players and, in fact, no other players from this state.

The ratings don’t factor in defense and that would certainly help Jackson. He is fifth in the SoCon in steals. When he was on the floor Saturday night, Jackson held Dorman High product Carlos Dotson of Western Carolina (15.1 points, league-leading 10.9 rebounds in conference games) to four rebounds and one point.

Virginia Elite Collaboration with FCBA

Virginia Elite and Full Court Basketball Academy (FCBA) collaborate to establish an Elite Girls Showcase Basketball Program

HERNDON, VA, February 7, 2019 – Virginia Elite and Full Court Basketball Academy (FCBA) have partnered to establish several girl’s elite showcase basketball teams. These teams (15U, 16U and 17U) will play as Virginia Elite FCBA Showcase. The teams will be under the direction of Marvin Somoza, FCBA with input and guidance from Virginia Elite’s Founder and President, Thomas Gadson.

Visit: Full Court Basketball Academy website

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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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.

TLAP SPORTS ACADEMY

KEVON VOYLES, TLAP ACADEMY

Port St. Lucie, Florida - Virginia Elite Alum 2019 6-Foot-4 G Kevon Voyles always knew he was going to play basketball after high school, but following his release from University Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) last month, the Stephen Decatur guard wasn’t certain where his future would be.

After signing his national letter of intent to play for the Hawks’ men’s basketball team, Voyles requested his release from UMES following the news that head coach Bobby Collins would not have his contract renewed.

Now at TLAP Academy in Port St. Lucie, Florida Kevon recruitment has spiked to say the least. During the team first tournament Kevon scored 42, 29 and 35 point that caught the attention of many division 1 program.

** School such as Washington State University, Kansas State, Murray State, Boston University and others are have expressed interest in the 6-Foot-4 guard. 

Look forward to Kevon commitment to a division 1 program soon.

The Bond of Friendship - Professional Basketball

Friends for Life

Years before they touched a college basketball court Obi Enechionyai and A.J. Carr started becoming friends while playing for Virginia Elite. Then the pair moved on to play for St. James in Hagerstown, MD continuing their friendship.  While Obi played for Temple University and A.J. for Shepard University the two remain close friends.  As both are now international professional basketball players their friendship has crossed international waters and continues to remain strong.

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

Louisa's Hunter looking to run past brothers' legacy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Louisa County High School dual sports athlete Jarett Hunter has become the leader on and off the playing field. When he was a nine-year-old the young Hunter watched his brothers do the same, then his dream was to not only do what they did but become more. Jarett's older brother Anthony Hunter lead another Louisa team to an undefeated regular season while being named Jefferson District player of the year. To a young Hunter, he had much simpler dreams.

Since joining Virginia Elite as an 8th grader Hunter talents, toughness and desire were recognized immediately when he stepped on the floor. Since that time Hunter has grown into a special player on and off the playing field. Each year Hunter has played in up from his grade/age level because of his natural ability to play against elite level competition.  Prephoops Virginia has Hunter listed as 12th point guard in the state in the 2020 class.

The 2018 All-Jefferson District Football Office Player of the Year selection, the 2020 5-Foot-10 Point Guard and Football QB and DB Hunter has become the leader on the hardwood and the gridiron. As a lead point guard Hunter is an excellent floor general with uncanny scoring ability. His ability to defend guards from baseline to baseline makes it difficult for opposing teams to get into their respective offenses. Hunter will be orchestrating the 17 and under Virginia Elite team this summer. His recruitment should pick up with a solid summer in front of college coaches.

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

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

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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