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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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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.

2020 High School Accomplishments

2020, Jarrett Hunter, Louisa County High School 

Howard University Commit (Football)

  • 804 All-Star Game Selection (Basketball)
  • All-Jefferson District 1st Team
  • 1,000 Points Achievement
  • All-Region 1st Team (Football)
  • All-State 2nd Team (Football)
  • Jefferson District Offensive Player of the Year (Football)

2020, Bradley Harden, West Potomac High School

Rose-Hulman College Commit

  • All-Region 1st Team,
  • All-Region Defense 1st Team
  • All District 1st Team

2020, Colby Dessaure, West Potomac High School

  • All District 1st Team
  • All-Region 2nd Team

2020, Jay Glasgow

  • Offensive Player of the Year 

2020, Max Wilson, Oakton High School

  • All District 1st Team
  • All-Defense 1st Team
  • Holiday Tournament: All-Tournament MVP

2020, Malachi Poindexter, St Anne Belfield

Preferred Walkon offered by the University of Virginia
  • All-Conference 1st Team
  • All-Region 2nd Team

2020, Arkees Claiborne, Massaponax High School

  • All-Commonwealth District 1st Team
  • All-Region 2nd Team
  • Max Prep Player of the Game 16xs
  • 2020 All-Star Classic Invitee

2021, Caleb Furr, Highland School

  • All Conference 2nd Team

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.

Class of 2020 College Bound Athletes


May 5, 2020  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

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. 

Churchill Bounds, UCA

CONWAY, Ark.  _ The University of Central Arkansas Bears added some size and experience this week with the addition of incoming freshman Churchill Bounds and transfer Samson George.

Bounds is a 6-foot-10, 260-pound center from Cumberland, Maryland who played at Bishop Walsh School. Bounds, who also played for Virginia Elite AAU, averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocked shots and 2 assists a game. He helped the Spartans win two regional titles and one Bayside title and make two state tournament appearances. Bounds was a first-team All-Bayside selection.

"We are very excited about Churchill,' said UCA head coach Anthony Boone. "He has great size, both height and natural bulk. But beyond that, he is a good kid who will fit very well into the family atmosphere we have with our program. Read More




Golden, Gilyard and Francis Named to NABC All-District Team

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -- Juniors Grant Golden, Jacob Gilyard and Blake Francis, were selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District Teams, the organization announced on Monday. The trio of Spiders were all named Second-Team selections in District 4, which is composed of the 14 teams in the Atlantic 10. No other Atlantic 10 team had more than two selections. 

The NABC divides Division I into 24 different districts that are loosely based on conference alignment. Across Division I, Richmond was one of just five schools to have three players named All-District, joining Gonzaga (District 9), Akron (14), San Diego State (17), and Belmont (14). Prior to Monday, the Richmond player to earn All-District honors from the NABC was T.J. Cline in 2017. 2020 is also the first year the Spiders have placed three players on the NABC All-District Teams. 

Golden averaged 13.4 points. 6.9 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game while shooting a career-high 52 percent from the field.  It's the second All-Conference team honor for each this postseason, as the trio also landed on the official All-Atlantic 10 Teams released by the conference earlier this month. 

The Spiders finished the season 24-7 overall, with a school-record 14 conference wins against the Atlantic 10. Richmond had earned a two-seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, the highest in school history, and was a presumptive NCAA Tournament team. Read More 

Golden Makes History

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Three Spiders juniors were included on the list of end-of-year honors announced by the Atlantic 10 on Tuesday. Grant Golden was named to the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team, making the Spiders the first team since Davidson in 2015 to have three players named to the top two All-Atlantic 10 Teams.

Golden earned All-Conference honors for the third-straight season after being named Third-Team All-Atlantic 10 in 2017 and 2018. He is the only Spider to ever earn a spot on an All-Conference team following his freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons and joins Kevin Anderson as the only Spiders to be selected to an All-Atlantic 10 Team three times. Golden averages 13.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game this season and is shooting 52.4 percent from the field, fourth best in the conference among qualifiers.

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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.

Training with Coach Rashad

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

Coach Rashad 703-899-9411

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. 

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