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  • 8 Feb 2019 12:07 AM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

    HERNDON, VA, February 7, 2019 – Full Court Basketball Academy (FCBA) is focused on providing youth sports and development opportunities to boys and girls in Northern Virginia, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Virginia Elite to develop girls middle school and high school showcase teams to play on the Under Armour Rise and Future grassroots circuits.

  • 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


    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.

    Max Preps Highlights

  • 1 Dec 2018 10:37 PM | Thomas Gadson (Administrator)

    New Locations for Malachi Poindexter, Caleb Furr, Patrick Strite, Max Wilson, David and Joseph Okoye will be attending new high schools during the 2018-19 season.

    St. Anne's-Belfield (STAB), Charlottesville, Virginia

    Malachi Poindexter (STAB), the 6-Foot-4 Guard attends St. Annes Belfield (STAB) under Coach Damin Altizer (DRIVEN TRAINING). The former Louisa County High School guard who has the attention if several division 1 programs.  Poindexter was selected 2nd team all tournament of the Elevate Hoops Summer Showdown (Philadelphia, PA). With his strong academic history and solid athletic capabilities Poindexter is poise to attract many division 1 programs. 

    Oakton High School, Oakton, Virginia

    Max Wilson , 2020, 6-Foot-6, Wing; Wilson is an outstanding student has gotten the attention of Ivy league programs.  The 6-Foot-6 Wilson had a tremendous Spring and Summer where he showcased his talents and ability to compete at an elite level of basketball.

    Bishop Walsh, Cumberland, MD

    Patrick Strite, 2020, 6-Foot-5, Wing; Strite is an outstanding student with a GPA 3.9 (Honors) and tremendous basketball player with a high IQ for the game. 

    Caleb Furr, 2021, 6-Foot-7, Wing/Forward; Furr is an outstanding student great size for his age and possess a great shooting touch. His perimeter offense extends beyond the 3-ball line which keeps defenders thinking about how to guard him.

    David Okoye, 2021, 6-Foot-7, Forward; Okoye is the younger brother of Joseph and the second set of brothers from Virginia Elite under Coach Prete. David is a massive  

    Joseph Okoye, 2019, 6-Foot-1, Wing. Okoye is the older brother of David and the third sent of brothers (Enechionyai and Golden) to be coached by Dan Prete from Virginia Elite. 

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