WELCOME to Virginia Elite Basketball Program website. The home of the only Pre Collegiate youth basketball organization in Northern Virginia. 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.

Grant Golden, University of Richmond Highlights

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Where we we play

Under Armour (UA) Rise: 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 Elite 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.

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College Profile: Grant Golden

October 15, 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.



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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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.  

Tyler Lloyd, UVA-Wise

October 18, 2020 - Tyler Lloyd journey to UVA-Wise included a stop Fayetteville Tech C.C. The 6-Foot-5 Lloyd better known as "Stretch" road to UVA-Wise was filled adversity but his endurance and desire to continue his collegiate career has taken flight.

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.

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.

Coaches Application

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

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James Butler, Drexel University

James Butler enters the 2020-21 season with 648 career rebounds, which is 22nd all-time at Drexel.

The 2019-20 season James had one of the best statistical seasons for a big man in recent Drexel history where he led the CAA and finished fifth (5th) in the nation with 11.7 rebounds per game.

His rebounding average was the most for a Drexel player in 24 years and his 387 boards were the third most ever in a season at Drexel University.

  • Pulled down 10 or more rebounds in all but eight games
  • Finished second on the team with 13.2 points per game,
  • Finished fifth (5th) in the nation with 20 double-doubles
  • Third Team All-CAA selection
  • Sixth in the CAA in blocked shots per game and
  • Seventh in field-goal percentage at .530

Established a career-high with 23 points at Stephen F. Austin…matched that with 23 points against Hofstra at the DAC…

Reached the 20-point mark in a game five times…tied his career-high with 16 rebounds in both games against Delaware…grabbed 15 boards against Temple, Niagara and Elon…named to the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

Oak Hill Academy (Nike HS Elite) Basketball Team

Oak Hill Academy (Mouth Wilson, VA) 2022 6-Foot-10 C (#33) Luke McEldon is the 1st Northern Virginia player to ever suit up for Oak Hill Academy Warriors, National Basketball Team. Oak Hill Academy is a national Nike Elite High School.

Recently McEldon received his first division 1 scholarship offer from University of Central Arkansas and he has received interest from ACC, SEC, A10, Big South and other division 1 conferences.

High School Coaching

Coach Rashad Gadson takes on Assistant Coaching position at Chantilly High School (VA) 

October 1, 2020 - Chantilly, VA Coach Rashad Gadson accepted the opportunity to join the Chantilly High School Varsity coaching staff under Coach Rodney Carmichael for the 20-21 school year. Currently Coach Gadson is responsible for player development for Virginia Elite Under Armour (UA) Rise and Future grassroots teams. Under his recent development program he has worked wit several players who are now at the collegiate level and most recently worked with Oak Hill Academy junior Luke McEldon. 

University of Central Arkansas

October 1, 2020 Conway, Arkansas - Jonas Munson and Churchill Bounds are the latest teammates to play college basketball and the only teammates to play for the same division 1 program. Throughout the years Virginia Elite has continued the trend of developing post players. The University of Central Arkansas (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.

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

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

Virginia Elite - Florida Junior Elite

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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