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  • 26 Jun 2019 8:39 PM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

    University of Central Arkansas taking on the Nations Premier Programs

    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.

    View2019-20 Schedule and Article

  • 12 Jun 2019 9:03 AM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

    Richard Pollitt, Salisbury Daily Times Published 10:40 a.m. ET June 12, 2019

    Following a year in prep school, Stephen Decatur graduate Kevon Voyles is returning to the Eastern Shore to continue his basketball career.

    The former Bayside South Player of the Year announced his commitment to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore — a program Voyles decommitted from last year after the school did not renew the contract of four-year coach Bobby Collins.

    After graduating in 2018, Voyles spent the next year at the TLAP Sports Academy in Florida, enhancing his game and preparing for the college level.

    The 6-foot-3 guard, who averaged 25 points and eight rebounds as a senior and helped Decatur to three straight regional championships, had offers from other Division I schools, but opted to come to a place he felt most comfortable.

    “This is the beginning of something special,” Voyles said via Twitter. “I (want to) thank God for the opportunity and (UMES) Coach (Jason) Crafton for allowing me to continue my dream, and I (want to) say it’s a special day. Go Hawks

  • 28 Jan 2019 11:10 PM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

    Elite One Bulls (Port St. Lucie) AAU has merged with Virginia Elite grassroots program to create Virginia Elite Florida 17U.

  • 28 Jan 2019 12:23 PM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

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

    Stu Vetter Basketball Camp has been one of the top summer camps in the 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.

    Visit Stu Vetter Camps for more information.


  • 7 Jan 2019 12:33 AM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

    Virginia Elite received some exciting news that they have been selected as one of the few programs in the country to participate in Under Armour’s new tournament circuit.  Boys in grades 4th-8th will compete in the UA Future Circuit while our High School Boys and Girls will hit the hardwood on the UA RISE Circuit. 

    “Being chosen as one of the select programs in the country and specifically Virginia Elite says a lot about how strong Virginia Elite is and continues to be. Our primary objective with UA Future and Rise is to provide more opportunities for our boys and girls to compete at the highest level and show they belong with the best of them.”

    This new UA circuit will provide exposure and potential opportunities for our players to showcase their skills in front of college coaches during the spring and summer.  “Many parents and children think that in order to get better and play in college they have to be on a specific circuit.  This is false as we have been doing this for 15 years and have tons of kids who have played at every level.  This particular new opportunity with Under Armor will only make our program stronger while sticking to the values we believe in as an organization”.

    Virginia Elite will be the brand for UA Circuit representing the state of Virginia


  • 4 Jan 2019 11:19 PM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

    By John Feinstein, Columnist

    January 4, 2019 

    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

  • 3 Jan 2019 1:46 AM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

    Virginia Elite Junior Elite program has been selected to participate in the UA Future Middle School Circuit, this is one of the premier circuit for 4th-8th Boys & Girls with professional events.

    There will be 16 teams in each age group that will play in league style (4 games) at two stops. Virginia Elite will play in events in Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. Based on team performance, championship seeding will be determined in Indianapolis at the Pacers Athletic Center on June 28th-30th


  • 31 Dec 2018 6:52 PM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

    Golden Honored as Spiders Sweep Weekly A-10 Awards

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    RICHMOND, Va. – Sophomore forward Grant Golden was named Co-Player of the Week in the Atlantic 10, the conference announced Monday.
     
    Golden shared the Player of the Week Award with Dayton's Josh Cunningham. It is the first time the Spiders have won at least a share of both weekly awards since January 28, 2018, when Golden was named the conference's Rookie of the Week and Nick Sherod was the Co-Player of the Week. 

    Golden totaled 22 points, tied for the team high, and eight rebounds while adding a career-high six assists and two blocks. He made eight of his 14 field goal attempts and was a perfect 6-6 from the foul line. Golden also earned the A-10's Co-Player of the Week Award last week following strong performances against Old Dominion and High Point. He is the first player to be named A-10 Player of the Week in consecutive weeks since Jaylen Adams of St. Bonaventure did it last season (December 26 and January 2). Golden joins Davidson's Kellan Grady as the only players to win Player of the Week from the conference twice this season. Read More

  • 25 Dec 2018 6:51 PM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Spiders basketball sophomore Grant Golden was named Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

    Golden averaged 21 points and 11.5 rebounds in games against Old Dominion and High Point last week, recording a double-double in each game. It's Golden's first career A-10 Player of the Week Award and the fourth time he's won an A-10 weekly honor after winning three A-10 Rookie of the Week Awards last season.
     
    Golden led Richmond with 23 points and 11 rebounds December 19 against Old Dominion as the Spiders built an eight-point second half lead before falling late to the Monarchs. It was Golden's 16th career 20-point game and his 11 boards tied a career high.

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  • 6 Dec 2018 2:33 PM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

    Louisa,VA - Louisa led by 6-Foot-4 senior wing Chris Shelton’s shooting and a young-but-capable supporting cast, the Lions have opened the season with three straight victories. In a 92–56 win over Powhatan on Dec. 6, Shelton drained 10 3-pointers as part of a 34-point performance.

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