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Virginia Elite and Explosive Performance form Strategic Partnership

November 20, 2014  

 

We are very pleased to announce that Virginia Elite and Explosive Performance have come together and created a unique basketball training program for our players and others who desire the expand their athlete abilities.

 

Over the years Virginia Elite Basketball and Explosive Performance have collaborated on the development of our players that have excelled at the high school level and now have transitioned to become college basketball players.  With this success we taking our relationship to another level to deliver a Basketball Performance Program that will become a strategic part of our elite basketball program. 

 

Explosive Performance a leader in sports specific training has been providing the highest level of athlete training since 1997, their programs are designed to enhance and improve every aspect of an athlete's performance. Specializing in improving the ability to react quicker of explosive speed and power, is an asset for any sport. Working with Explosive Performance Directors Kevin Boyle, Garrett Broady, Andrew Harvey and Brian Lim Virginia Elite will integrate a Basketball Performance training program with our internal programs that most athletes don't receive until they reach the college level. 

 

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Junior Elite AAU Basketball Teams

Elite Basketball Teams (AAU Grassroots)

JOIN THE NEXT GENERATION  

Junior Elite Level - 14U Elite Workout Dates

 

December 7, 2014 and

December 14, 2014

 

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Worldgate Sport and Health Club

13037 Worldgate Drive

Herndon, VA

 

Coach Askew 14U Elite Virginia Elite seeks to find players that have the ambition to complete at the elite high school level. Our 14U Elite teams will participates in national elite level tournaments along with High Elite teams.

 

Point of Contact:

Coach Mike Askew, Director of Junior Elite 

Contact: (571) 221-5333 

Email: maskew@vaelitehoops.com

 

Following the footsteps of our college athletes Coach Mike Askew will be holding workout sessions in mid December for players interested in becoming part of the Virginia Elite Junior Elite AAU basketball program.

 

Interested players must pre-register by completing the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM by  clicking the Registration button below.

 

 

INTERESTED IN VIRGINIA ELITE BASKETBALL? 

High School Elite (9th -12th)

 

Each year Virginia Elite seeks to find players that have the drive, motivation and determination to complete at the elite national grassroots basketball level. Our teams participates in national elite level tournaments throughout the country and having the players to successfully compete is a PRIORITY of the program.

 

It's about teaching, instilling and developing the habits that allow all our student-athletes to grow as people, students, and basketball players; it's about the involvement of quality people providing quality instruction, motivation, mentoring, feedback and a supportive environment that affords all who participate the opportunity to reach their individual best in sport and in life.

 

It's never to early to let us know your interest! 

If you are interested complete the digital information form by clicking the "Registration" button below.

 

Point of Contact:

Coach Gadson

Contact: (703) 725-4878

Email: tgadson@vaelitehoops.com

 

A New Season of College Basketball - Teammate at Shepherd University


November 13, 2014  Teammates at Shepherd University

 

Last year at the beginning of the 2013-14 high school season A.J. Carr and Tommy Hargroves had no idea a year later they would be in the same collegiate basketball program. 

 

Carr attended Saint James High School, Hagerstown, MD while Hargroves attended Mussellman High School, Bunker Hill, W.VA, the duo had but one common factor Virginia Elite Basketball. Although they did not play on the same 17U AAU team, both players had the quality that Virginia Elite uses to evaluate the type of kids that join the program.  

 

When Carr suffered shoulder injury during his junior year at W.T. Woodson the 6-6 Forward was determined to not only return to the court but play collegiate basketball.  When we received a call from James Fleet, DMVElite about Hargroves, the coaching staff questioned about having a player from West Virginia and the level of commitment. Once Hargroves came to the gym it was very apparent that the only thing he wanted was an opportunity.  With both players having high academic Grade Point Averages (GPAs) they were not a hard sell to college recruiters. 

 

Carr carried a GPA of 3.7+ and Hargroves 4.1 was another similarity that linked the teammates, excellent student athletes. Now these alumni have crossed path at Shepherd University and continuing their goals of playing collegiate basketball and receiving an college education.

 

A New Season of College Basketball for Virginia Elite Alumni


November 5, 2014  A New Season for College Basketball

 

Following in the foot steps of other Virginia Elite alumni, last November many of our players were preparing for their final high school basketball season, just as others throughout the nation was playing high school basketball with dreams of playing collegiate basketball. 

 

After a grueling high school season and many practices, scrimmages, workouts and position/skill training 12 of our players received an opportunity to continue their dream of playing college basketball. Then was the excitement of signing their National Letter of Intent (NLI). The next phase began, thinking about what is required to become a collegiate basketball player, the anticipation of expectations and the unknown. 

 

Understanding the opportunity, the 2014 Southern Conference (SoCon) Champions Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC) and NCAA Division 1 tournament participant afforded Cameron Jackson (Handley H.S./Winchester, VA) to opportunity to join the NCAA as a division 1 student athlete, then William and Mary from the CAA selected Paul Rowley as their choice to join the program along with Jamison Glover.

 

When Dartmouth College (Ivy League) offered Cameron Smith (Miller School/Charlottesville, VA) it was a very proud moment not just for his athletic achievements but his excellent academic history that afforded Cameron the opportunity to not only play collegiate basketball but attend one of the prestigious educational institutions in the world. Then there is Jeremiah Curtis who attending Morgan State University of the MEAC, A.J. Carr and Tommy Hargorves at Shepard University, Will Gregorits at University of Sciences and not to forget about their C.J. Hill at Northeastern University of the CAA.  

 

These players along with others first came to Virginia Elite with the desire of competing and the desire to play competitive basketball. Now in 2014 they will have the opportunity to play in their first college basketball games of the 2014-15 NCAA season. 

 

2010 Alumni Antonio Butler begins his final season at Slippery Rock University where he will lead the team in PSAC conference. Before Slippery Antonio played at Garrett College from 2011 to 2013 ... averaged 19.8 points per game ... recorded 188 rebounds, 91 assists, 38 steals, and 18 blocks ... two First Team All-Region in 2011-2012 ... Second Team All Region in 2012-2013 ... 2-Time Maryland Junior College All Star ... 2-Time All-Maryland Junior College Team

 

Grant Golden Receives Offer from 2014 Patriot League Champion American University


Grant Golden, Saint James High School (2016) - On October 19, 2014 (L) Grant (2016) and his brother (R) Bryce (2018) Golden took an unofficial visit to American University that resulted in a scholarship offer to play collegiate basketball for Coach Mike Brennan and American University. 

 

2014 American University earned the Patriot League Championship and received an automatic berth to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

 

The 6"9 WF Grant Golden has emerge as a very versatile forward that can play inside out as well as outside in.  The emergence of Grant as a versatile forward or in basketball terms stretch three-four provides him with the ability to produce at a high rate on both ends of the court. Now under that watchful eye of Dan Prete, Head Coach, Saint James High School and Assistant Coach Donald Shopland Grants evolution will continue result in more opportunities to develop and showcase his talents.

 

 

New ERA 2018 Bryce Golden, Jaden Frazier, Hunter Bailey and Sean Kelly


October 29, 2018 - NU Era 2018

 

When planning for the next generation of basketball for Virginia Elite certain elements must be in place and finding the right players are the first priority for the program. 

 

(L) Bryce Golden 6"8 F name may sound familiar, now playing his first year of varsity basketball side-by-side with his older brother Grant Golden at Saint James H.S. Bryce posses physical capabilities far beyond his young age and with the basketball education that he will receive from Coach Prete and Coach Shopland the sky is the limit. 

 

New to the program is (R) is 6"8 Jaden Frazier who will play opposite of Bryce. Jaden recently participated in the Vantage Hoops South Central Challenge and performed extremely well against more experience players. Standing 6"8 Jaden versatile face-up and back-to-the-basket moves will only increase his basketball ability. Jaden possess a high level of athleticism which at a  young age only increases is ability to finish on the break, attack the rim with power and finishes through contact.

 

Included of the team are Pope John Paul Great High School freshman teammates 6"6 Hunter Bailey and 6"6 Sean Kelly who will compete at the Varsity level under Coach Angelo Hunt. The duo will gain valuable experience  at the varsity level early in their high school career which will pay great dividends in the future.

 

VIRGINIA ELITE REPRESENTED AT THE 2nd ANNUAL DMVELITE 80


September 16, 2014

BOWIE, MARYLAND -  Virginia Elite was represented at the DMVElite 80 by 7 players, from the 2015 and 2016 Classes. From 2015 Malik Norfleet (Capital Christian, Landover, Md), Omar Alston (Westlake HS, Waldorf, Md), Eliet Donley (Hayfield H.S., Alexandria, VA). Pictured with Eliet Donely and Grant Golden Virginia Elite Strength and Conditioning Coach Jason Evans provided athletic support during the event.  

The well rounded Donley is receiving interest from low-mid division 1 programs. With a 4.0+ GPA, high basketball IQ and the ability to play multiple positions Donley will surely transition his skills to the collegiate level. Golden holding 3 D1 offers and having interest from other mid-high D1 programs will continue to expand his abilities while attending Saint James High School under Coach Dan Prate and Coach Donald Shopland.

Continuing the trend from last year attendees, teammates from the 2016 Class 6-9 F Grant Golden (St James HS, Hagerstown, Md), 6-8 PF Tyler White (Georgetown Prep, Bethesda, Md), 6-8 C James Butler (Lake Braddock HS, Burke, VA) and 6-5 G Noah Gear (Bullis HS, Potomac, Md)  represented Virginia Elite at the DMVElite 80.  What makes this group unique is their size and abilities at their positions. 

COLLEGE RECRUITING UPDATES


Updated: September 20, 2014

 

Grant Golden - 2016 F  Increasing his opportunities

2016 6'9 F Saint James High School

 

September 20, 2014 - After two very successful years are Sherando High School (Stephens City, VA) Grant Golden transferred to Saint James High School in search of increasing his visibility to achieve his dreams. Transferring to Saint James meant separating from his childhood friends in Winchester to now carving out his journey to reach his goals.  Transferring didn't mean leaving his brother Bryce who is a very promising 9th grader to accompany him to Saint James means that his leadership now includes his brother.

 

Now both are receiving interest from more division 1 programs and both are on a journey together. Under the guidance of Saint James coaching staff Coach Dan Prate and Donald Shopland (Former Associate Head Coach Montrose Christian | 2011 ESPN NHSI National Champion) the boys are receiving the opportunity to increase their abilities which increases their opportunity for success. Recruitment includes James Madison, Holy Cross, Furman, Xavier, University of Virginia, George Washington, George Mason, Bucknell, Richmond, etc.

 

Michael  Janowski - 2016 G Continues to draw interest

2016 6'2 G St Stephens St Agnes

 

August 22, 2014 - After having an outstanding season at St Stephens St Agnes under Coach Ronald "Ron" Ginyard, Janowski set his sites on improving his opportunities to gain a division 1 scholarship.  To accomplish that the 6'2 point guard became the floor leader for the Virginia Elite 16u team and begin showcasing his abilities against some of the premier teams in the country.  After very successful showings at Hoop Group Spring Jam Fest, UAA Invitational (Houston, TX), Reebok Tournament (Philadelphia, PA) college coaches begin inquiring. Soon the calls turned into the next phase in the recruiting process. Michael has taken unofficial visits to University of Pennsylvania, Davidson College, Lehigh University and was invited to participated in several elite camps. 

Omar Alston 2015 picked up division 1 offer from Bryant University

2015 6'7 F Westlake High School

 

Before becoming a member of Virginia Elite, the 2013-14 Maryland 3A State Champion from Westlake High School, Waldorf, MD was still seeking his 1st college scholarship offer. 

 

Once the spring season kicked off the coaching staff soon recognized that Omar had the ability to play division 1 basketball. After playing against some of the premier teams in the nation the call came from Bryant University of the Northeastern Conference (NEC) and Delaware State University of the MEAC Conference.

 

 

Tyler White moving to Georgetown Prep

2016 6'7 F Georgetown Prep

As the 2013-14 school year ended and his transition to Virginia Elite became a valuable element to his development and athletic future as a possible collegiate basketball player.  While his size and skill set became his calling attractive to division 1 college coaches, he fully understands that his academic history and the decision to transfer to Georgetown Prep would increase his opportunities. Tyler has interest from several division 1 programs and is schedule to visit American University (AU) this month.

Ronald Alston moving to Miller School of Albemarle

2016 6'6 F Miller School

 

After have a tremendous AAU season the 6'6 lanky guard-wing decided to transfer from Annandale High School to the Miller School of Albemarle in Charlottesville, VA.  Throughout the course of the AAU season Alston began attracting division 1 college interest and eventually picked up his first offer from Fairfield University. 

 

Soon he wasn't an unknown, as the team competed throughout the country additional interest begin coming from the likes of Howard University, Florida Gulf Coast, Furman University, George Mason and other D1 programs. Finally, before embarking on his new journey, last weekend Alston participated in the University of Virginia Elite Basketball Camp, where he had an opportunity to test his abilities against some of the premier players in the state.

 

 

2015 Forward Eliet Donley Getting it done

2015 6'6 F Hayfield HS

The 6'6 Forward throughout the Spring showcase basketball season has a tremendous academic history to go along with his hard work on the basketball court. Donley is receiving interest from Ivy and Patriot League program.  The junior forward who attends Hayfield High School, Alexandria, VA has the ability to defend quicker perimeter players and the skill to compete against larger opponents.  During the Big Shots Richmond tournament Donely showcased his skills against many top level players with success. Eliet has grab the attention of UMASS - Lowell, Saint Michaels College and other division 1 and 2 programs.

Virginia Elite 16U continues to meet expectations

May 27, 2014 - After a very successful early tournament showing in April at the Hoop Group Manhiem Spooky Nook (PA) where the team made it to the championship game. The team finished 2nd behind nationally ranked UA We-R-1. Since, the team has continued to showcased their talents throughout the country as the team has finished 3-1 in each of the following national level tournaments. Competing against the premier sponsored programs has reinforced the talent level and expectations of the players and the team. New comers Tyler White, Chauncey Pittman, Michael Janowski along with returning veterans have made an impact of the production of the team.

Playing at the elite level has resulted in many of the players getting noticed by mid-high major division 1 programs.  Last weekend (Richmond, VA) the team captured the Big Shots Orange Division Silver Championship. Congrats to Chauncey Pittman, Collin Parker, Grant Golden, Ron Alston, Tyler White, Noah Gear, Javier Silva, Tyland Crawford, Austin Allen, Malcolm Miller and Tom Gregorits.

Participating the Under Amour Association (UAA) Invitational, Houston, Texas the team competed against some of the premier UA sponsored teams in the US and finished the tournament 3 win and 1 lost. 

Jeremiah Curtis signs with Division I Morgan State University  (MEAC)

April 30, 2014 - The 6-foot-8 Sherando HS senior received a call from Morgan State University and a week later Curtis was offered a full Division I basketball scholarship. On April 30, Curtis officially signed his National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play basketball at Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD).

Curtis had other interest from other Division I schools such as George Washington, American University, Farleigh Dickinson University, Cleveland State University and the University of New Orleans. Curtis said he was considering going to a prep school for a year, until Morgan State assistant coach Glenroy Plamer called to tell him they were interested. He said that they heard about him from his former Middleburg Academy coach. Curtis played at Middleburg Academy as a junior, after playing at Sherando as a freshman and sophomore, before transferring back to Sherando for his senior season.

May 5, 2014 - Making a name for himself Grant Golden Ė The 6-foot-9 small forward that already holds an offer from James Madison and Holy Cross University and will be taking an unofficial visit to Big East Xavier University. Golden has taken two unofficial visits to University of Virginia and most recently William and Mary, University of Maryland, Princeton and Wofford have show interest.  

Golden averaged 18.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game en route to landing a spot on the All-Conference 21 First Team. He also was chosen First Team All-Northwest Conference.  

April 28, 2014 - DMVElite Camp highlight Tommy Hargrove (Musselman HS. Inwood, West Virginia) - Virginia Elite 2014 W/G Tommy Hargrove from Musselman High School Inwood West Virginia (Shepard University Commit) arrived at the DMVElite Camp to showcase his skills against players that he never competed against. 

April 4, 2014 - Senior Cameron Smith (Miller School of Albermale, Charlottesville, VA) commitment to Ivy League Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) comes as no surprise. Just as his teammate a consistent honor roll student at Miller, Smith attention to his academic first mentality translated onto a successful career on the basketball court. 

 

April 3, 2014 - Senior AJ Carr (St James High School/Hagerstown, MD) commitment to Shepherd University (Shepherstown, WVA) comes as no surprise. The 6"7 Forward knew going into his senior year that he had to showcase his abilities to play multiple positions. A consistent honor roll student at St James, Carr attention to his academic first mentality translated onto a successful career on the basketball court. 

Will Gregorits (Lake Braddock High School/Burke, VA), the 6"7 senior committed to the University of Sciences (Philadelphia, PA) was a 40 year decision. Gregorits finished his high school career for the Bruins was filled with academic and athletic accolades, and post season awards. Gregoritis an honor roll student throughout his high school years kept pace with his athletic achievements. Selected as Liberty District Tournament MVP, VA Preps 2nd Team All-State, VHSL All-State, recognized by DMVElite, Pheonom Hoops, Dunk Dog as one of premier forward in the metropolitan area.

Virginia Preps All-State Selections

6A Dorian Johnson (Herndon High School, Herndon, VA) and Will Gregorits (Lake Braddock, Burke, VA)

5A Lucas Brown (Mountain View High School, Stafford, VA) and Khiorie Stewart (Broad Run High School, Ashburn, VA)

4A Cameron Jackson (VHSL 4A Player of the Year, ESBC All-Star)  and Solomon Finley (Handley High School, Winchester, VA)

3A Paul Rowley (VHSL 1st Team All-State and ESBC All-Star) Loudoun Valley High School, Purceville, VA

Noah Gear (2016 G Bullis School, Potomac, Maryland) Bullis captured the 2014 IAC Championship defeating Episcopal. A huge crowd of Bullis students, parents and staff traveled to Alexandria for the final game of the season to watch the Bulldogs beat Episcopal High School 42-7, and in doing so win the IAC Championship outright for the first time in Bullis history.

 

February 25, 2014 - Virginia Elite completely dominates Northern Virginia Post Season High School Basketball All-Conference, All-District and Player of the Year (POY) selections.

March 23, 2014 - The past weeks have been very exciting for Senior F Cameron Jackson. Jackson was chosen as 4A State Player of the Year (POY) by the Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA). Sunday Jackson participated in the 5th Annual Elite Showcase Basketball Classic (ESBC) All-American Game in Washington, D.C.  Jackson was joined on the All-State team with 2nd team selections Solomon Finley (Handley), AAU teammates Tony Richardson (Dominion HS) and Ethan Walker (Loudoun County). 

William and Mary signee Senior Forward Paul Rowley, Loudoun Valley HS was selected to the 1st Team 3A All-State Basketball Team. Unable to participate because of a schedule conflict Rowley was also selected to participate in the 5th Annual Elite Showcase Basketball Classic (ESBC) All-American Games.

Virginia Elite completely dominates Northern Virginia Post Season High School Basketball All-Conference, All-District and Player of the Year (POY) selections.

Sr., Cameron Jackson (Wofford), Handley HS, Winchester, VA- 2x Player of the Year All-Northwest District, Jackson continues to led Handley High School into the State playoffs. Tuesday night Cameron passed a milestone that few have reached, scoring 1,000 points tonight.

Seniors: Solomon Finley (Handley HS), Jamison Glover (Battlefield HS), Lucas Brown (Mountain View HS), Cameron Smith (Miller School), Will Gregortis (Lake Braddock HS), Norman Barnes Jr (Stonebridge HS), Amir Atkins (Hayfield HS) and Matt Kelly (Highland School)

Juniors: Austin Hall (Annandale HS) 

Sophomores: Grant Golden (Sherando HS) and Collin Parker (Battlefield HS)

Saint James Forward AJ Carr continues to showcase his talents

December 15, 2013 - After capturing the 2013 Sleepy Thompson Tournament Championship against Norfolk Collegiate (Norfolk, VA) and then playing a key role for Saint James as they played a really good Life Center Team from New Jersey (NJ).  

AJ performance in the classroom (recent Honor Roll) and on the

hardwood as now attracted several division 1 programs from the Ivy League, CAA and NEC to take notice.

 

Tony Richardson commits to Division II California University Pennsylvania   

December 15, 2013

 

Dominion High School 6-7 Senior Tony Richardson committed to basketball for division II California Pennsylvania.  Richardson has been a member of Virginia Elite for 3 years and now will take his talents to collegiate hardwood in 2014.

 

 

Trio takes unofficial visit to University of Virginia (UVA)

October 21, 2013

Charlottesville, VA - Brothers Bryce (6-6, 2018) and Grant Golden (6-8, 2016, Wing) and teammate Noah Gear (6-3, 2016) took an unofficial visit to the University of Virginia (UVA).  Pictured with Coach Bennett the trio enjoyed a day of learning about Virginia Basketball and what it takes to be a student athlete at the University of Virginia.

Grant Golden and Noah Gear hold offer from James Madison University (JMU) and have been receiving interest from other division 1 programs. 

 

DMVElite Pre-Season All-Northern Virginia Team

November 9, 2013

 

As part of DMVElite comprehensive preseason coverage leading up to the 2013-14 high school basketball season, the release of the DMVelite Preseason All-Northern Virginia selections. 

 

Pre-Season All-Northern Virginia 1st Team included Cameron Jackson

(Handley HS) and Paul Rowley (Loudoun Valley).

 

2nd Team Selection included Sam Berlin (Ad Fontes Academy)

 

Honorable Mention Jamison Glover (Battlefield HS), Amir Atkins (Hayfield HS), Will Gregortis (Lake Braddock HS), and 2016 Grant Golden (Sherando HS)

 

Pre-Season D.C. All Metro Section

3rd Team Paul Rowley and Honorable Mention Cameron Jackson Complete Recap...

   

Cameron Jackson and Paul Rowley Officially signs National Letter of Intent  

November 18, 2013 - After many practices, workouts, dreams and thoughts of playing college basketball, the day has finally came true.

Channel 3 ABC Coverage

Seniors Cameron Jackson and Paul Rowley will join their teammate Charles CJ Hill (Northeastern University) as a member of their college's NCAA Division 1 Basketball programs. 

Cameron will attend Wofford College and Paul will attend College of William and Mary.

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VIRGINIA ELITE 16U AND 15U CONTINUE TO GET IT DONE

Richmond, VA and Las Vegas NV

When the season began Coach Rodney Carmichael (15U) and Isaac McNeil (16U) begin putting together teams that would have the ability to compete against the nations best. In early March and countless hours in the gym the results were fantastic. The 16U team begin getting noticed after their first tournament in Pittsburgh, PA.  Helping the 16U was 6-3 freshman Noah Gear who along with Grant Golden secured his first division 1 scholarship from James Madison University.

Then the young and energetic 15U team started to pull their collective talents together, leading the way was 6-6 Wing from Sharando H.S. freshman Grant Golden who picked up his first division 1 offer from James Madison University. By the end of the summer these two teams have positioned themselves for a great future.

Virginia Elite 16U Captured Big Shots Richmond Silver Division Championship

May 26, 2013

Virginia Elite 16U team defeated Team Loaded in the Silver Bracket Championship. Tony Richardson and Derrick Perry played solid game while Austin Hall, Noah Gear and Oshea Gairey limited Team Loaded explosive guards to minimal points and most of all controlled the tempo of the game. 

Virginia Elite 15U runners-up Big Shots Richmond Silver Division Championship

Virginia Elite 15U team came up a little short in overtime in the Big Shots Richmond Silver Division Championship game. At the end of regulation Eddie Pinto connected on a 3 point shot that was called off that sent the gym into a frenzy. The 1 minute overtime was not enough time to make a run at the championship. 

 

Cameron Jackson (Handley High School, Winchester, VA) represented Virginia Elite at the Reebok Classic Breakout Camp

August 17, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

The Annual Reebok Classic Breakout Camp took place from July 9-12 at Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, PA. Virginia Elite 6-7 PF Cameron Jackson who attends Handley HS, Winchester, VA showed why he has received multiple division 1 scholarship offers. 

100 of the best high school basketball players from across the country was given the opportunity to play in front of hundreds of  coaches during the NCAA live period in July. Every significant grassroots scouting and recruiting service was on hand to evaluate all of the talent and provide their opinion. In addition to earning scholarships and rankings, players experiences first hand Reebok Basketballís mission of bringing the off-court culture and lifestyle of the game on to the court. 

During the Reebok Championship, Summer Classic and Summer Classic East Cameron Jackson continued to showcase his talents to many division 1 coached who attended many of the NCAA Certified National tournaments during AAU season. As a result of his play Cameron recently received offers from Towson University, The Citadel, Wofford University,  Rider University, New Hampshire, Fairfield University and continues to receive communications from Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Loyola University, American University, Drexel University and others.

   
 

Virginia Elite 15U well positioned for the future.

August 1, 2013 Ė At the beginning of the season the coaching staff wondered how would the 15U team compete, then can a great group of young players with great potential and motivation to compete at the highest level.  Throughout the spring-summer Coach Rodney Carmichael (Norfolk State University) continued to mold each individual player into a well oiled machine. 

After the first tournament the team showed great potential and under the watchful eye of the Virginia Elite Director of Basketball Operation the team played in national basketball events with many of the players receiving recognition for their talents. 

Leading the way is Daryl Meyers, who will take unofficial visits to Villanova and Miami "The U" this week (August), Grant Golden and Noah Gear both received offers from James Madison University, Eddie Pinto (6-4, Wing), Eric Washington (6-5, Wing), Collin Parker (6-1, Guard), Ryan McKernan (6-4, Wing), Jarrett Glover (5-9, Guard), Javier Silva (6-3) Wing and Shuguar Carman (6-8, Post)

 

Virginia Elite Basketball Program and TrueAP Performance Training

July 1, 2013

Herndon, VA - Virginia Elite Basketball program not only consist of developing our players on the court but we specially work with TrueAP training to enhance our players physical abilities to compete at the highest level. This year TrueAP along with Virginia Elite have created and unique program that has resulted in our players making the transition to compete and sustain through the rigors of competing against the best competition in the nation. Before the season all the teams went through a series of performance test and then an applied program to prepare them for the initial spring competition in April. We continue to develop our program that will integrate TrueAP performance program and develop better basketball players.

Cameron Jackson visits Towson University

July 1, 2013

Towson, MD - Handley High School (Winchester, VA) 2014 6-9 Forward Cameron Jackson and his mother recently took a unofficial college visit to Towson University, to get a first hand view of the Towson Tigers Basketball program. Pick to finished at the top of the CAA conference in 2013-14 season and the opportunity to advance to the NCAA Division 1 National Tournament will be a great accomplishment for TU Hoops program. Cameron and his mother received a tour of the campus and talked with the coaching staff about the program the visit ended with a tour of the renovated Towson University gymnasium.  After a the visit Cameron received an offer attend Towson University in 2014, Cameron also holds offers from Mount St Mary's University and has several other division 1 schools expressing interest such as Loyola University, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Cleveland State University, etc 

Camís Campus: Meeting SJ Tuohy (The Blind Side), HOF coach; recapping recent visits

National Recruiting Spotlight

July 1, 2013

Whatís up again folks? Itís Cam Smith. Iím from Manassas, VA and Iím the 6í2 rising senior point guard for VA Elite AAU and the Miller School in Charlottesville, VA.

Right now I have a 4.3 GPA and offers from Princeton, Cornell, Boston, Loyola (Md.), Rice, Brown and Yale. I also have interest from Creighton, Texas, Richmond, Lehigh and Bucknell. My recruitment seems to be picking up more since my last blog as schools have closed out their class of 2013 recruiting and are now focusing on the class of 2014. The coaches that were recruiting me before are calling more and a lot of new programs have jumped in the mix. Read more

 

Virginia Elite 17U continue their impressive play at Under Amour (UA) Hoop Group Philly Jam Fest (4-1)

April, 28 2013 (Philadelphia, PA) - VIRGINIA ELITE 17U ELITE GOLD arrived in Philadelphia, PA with expectations of continuing to showcasing their talents to a host of division 1 college basketball college coaches during the April NCAA Open period. After an impressive showing in Pittsburgh the team continued to do the same. 

 

The team finished the tournament 4-1 defeating LVBR (PA), Adidas Team Loaded (VA), Connecticut Select and Jersey Shore Warriors. The only defeat was falling to Nike Team Takeover on last second halfcourt made shot.  Again, several of the players received division 1 offers that will be announced later this week.


VIRGINIA ELITE 17U (LEE)- The 17U Basketball team led by coach Robert Lee went into the tournament with the objective to compete and get on the winning track. Led my Treveon Walton (Westfield H.S), Matt Kelly (Highland School), Christian Hansen (Osborne Park H.S), and Randy Johnson (Westlake H.S) the team finished with a good win to finish the tournament.

 

VIRGINIA ELITE 16U - Having the same expectations as all the teams the 16U had a successful tournament run, the team got on the winning track by defeating Team Loaded 757 in a great game that went into overtime that resulted in Virginia Elite capturing the victory.

Virginia Elite 17U impressive finish at Under Amour (UA) Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest (4-1)

April, 23 2013 (Pittsburgh, PA) - VIRGINIA ELITE 17U ELITE GOLD arrived in Pittsburgh, PA with expectations of showcasing their talented players to a host of division 1 college basketball college coaches during the April NCAA Open period.

 

The team finished the tournament 4-1 defeating Northern Kings (CAN), Team Melo, UA Team Philly and East Coast Fusion, and falling to UA Atlanta Express. Several of the players received offers that will be announced later this week.

 

VIRGINIA ELITE 17U BLACK - Having the same expectations as all the teams the 17U Black had a successful tournament run, the team was lead by tough play from Dylan Marshall, Matt Kelly, Amir Atkins, Rahji Johnson and Christian Hansen. 

 

VIRGINIA ELITE 15U GOLD - This weekend Virginia Elite 15U Gold had a successful tournament although the losses on Friday and Saturday were bitter pills to swallow the team made great strides going forward after their first time out in tourney play. With all members of the team contributing to the 20 point win on Saturday the Gold surely will be a force to reckon with once experience and familiarity with the level of play takes hold.  Key contributors this weekend were Grant Golden, Eric Washington, Darryl Myers, and Collin Parker.  With flash moments by Javier Silva, Rayvon Howard and Shuguar Carman.  The Gold will take to the floor again Saturday in Philly at the King of Prussia Jam fest.

 

VIRGINIA ELITE 15U BLACK - This weekend the player of Virginia Elite 15U Black was introduced to the expectations of playing for Virginia Elite. Coach Alex Wathen and his team battled each game from start to finish, each player getting priceless high level tournament experience that will become valuable lesson as they compete in more tournaments during the summer.

 

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