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VIRGINIA Elite Inaugural girls team captures All-Conference honors for the 2010-11 season.

Alexis Carter Cardinal District, MVP & First Team, Osbourn Park H.S.

March 16, 2011 - Last summer Coach Cliff Gorham took the helm of the first girls team to represent VA Elite on the AAU circuit. The goal for the team was not only to play against the best players but competed in the major tournaments throughout the country to showcase his players talents. As a true testament to his coaching and player selection process ALL of his players received conference recognition from their respected high school conferences after the 2010-11 season.


Lexi Carpenter 

First Team

Tichina Mitchell

 First Team

Shianne Goodwin Second Team Tamara Majette Honorable Mention Chanel Shands Honorable Mentions
Forest Park H.S. Forest Park H.S. Potomac H.S. Hylton H.S. Forest Park H.S.
Cardinal District Cardinal District Cardinal District Cardinal District Cardinal District

Coach Jett sends another player to a division 1 program

August 16, 2010 - Coach Ott Jett  sends another player to a division 1 program, 6-2 guard makes late verbal commitment to ODU. 

Article: The Old Dominion women's basketball team added a third player to its Class of 2010 last week when Ashley Dolgoff verbally committed. Despite the late decision, Dolgoff, a 6-foot-2 guard from Glenelg (Md.) High School, said she'll be on campus for the school's orientation later this month. more

VA Elite 15u Boys finish #1 at Big Shots Philadelphia certified Tournament

July 31, 2010 (King of Prussia, PA) Last year the VA Elite 17 and under team captured the Big Shots Myrtle Beach I Championship and this year the 15 and under team coached by Jamel Bearymen (Head Coach), Rod Smith and Thomas Gadson (Assistant Coaches) continues the tradition.

The 15 and Under team completed their summer basketball season by capturing the Big Shots Philadelphia (King of Prussia) certified tournament championship. After an early double digit lead Move Your Feet (opponent) tied the game in regulation in the closing seconds. In overtime VA Elite captured the victory 55-54.

(L-R) Head Coach Jamel Bearymen, Keegan Ruddy (Robinson HS), A.J. Carr (WT Woodson), Rod Smith (Freedom HS), Greg Malinowski (Freedom HS), Bryan Launi (Heritage HS), Jordan Stepney (Battlefield HS), William Wells (Orange HS), Erik Launi (Heritage HS), Assistant Coach Rod Smith


VA Elite 16 and Under Girls Represent 


July 17, 2010 (Herndon, VA) - Coach Cliff Gorham 16u girls basketball team completed their inaugural season as the first girls basketball team for VA Elite.  Throughout the summer season the team competed in the US Junior Nationals, The Big Apple Challenge and other showcase tournaments throughout the country. 


Many of the players have received interest from many of the top women's basketball program in the nation as they showcased their talents against some of the best players in the country. We look forward to seeing this team as well as our new additions to the girls program in 2011.


VA Elite 17u Boys finish 2nd at Big Shots Myrtle Beach I Tournament

June 2010 - Coached by Mike Desmond and Steve Sonnen VA Elite 17 and under team finished second in the Myrtle Beach I tournament


VA Elite 16u Girls United States Junior Nationals (USJN)

June 2010 (Washington, DC) - The VA Elite U16 Girl's Team competed in the USJN Premier East Tournament and finished the tournament 5-1.  Our tournament opener was against the Suffolk Blazers  where VA Elite won 50 to 48.  Game 2 against the Boo Williams Elite Team resulting in a loss (67-51).  We had redemption when we defeated Carolina Elite in game 3 in double overtime (56-55).  The VA Elite girls were again victorious in game 4 against the Carolina Belles (63-27).  The final game resulted in another win when the VA Elite beat Boo Williams Vikings (56-27).  June 2010 (Washington, DC)


VA Elite 17u Boys  3-1 at Big Shots Clemson University Tournament

April 26, 2010 (Clemson, SC) - The VA Elite 17U Boys team finished 3-1 at the National Big Shots Tournament that was held at Clemson University. Coach Mike Desmond team was under manned because of illness and because of a few players taking SAT prep classes but that didn't stop the team from competing.  As they are preparing for brutal summer schedule this is only the beginning of what is expected to be a good summer.


Players: Jerome Diggs (Edison High School), Nik Brown (Stone Bridge High School), Darius Smith (South Lakes High School), Luke Mihailovich (Potomac Falls High School), Alex Brayboy (Hylton High School), Dominique Majors (Forest Park High School) and  Jamal Pullen (TC Williams High School)


VA Elite 16u Girls Participate in the 3rd Annual "Think Pink" Tournaments hosted by Fairfax Stars


Top Row: Alexis Carter (Osbourn Park), Lexi Carpenter (Forest Park HS), Taschina Mitchell (Forest Park), Erica Clayton (Manassas Park HS)


Bottom Row: Shianne Goodwin (Potomac HS), Chanel Sands (Forest Park), Jordan Elliott (South County), Kelsey Taylor (Brentsville HS), Tamara Majette (Hylton HS)


April 12, 2010 - In their initial tournament appearance the VA Elite 16u girls finished 3-1 in the 3rd Annual Fairfax Stars "Think Pink" tournament. Coach Gorham and Coach Carpenter immediately put the team in the fire as they are preparing for the best tournament in the country "DEEP SOUTH". 


VA Elite 16u Girls AAU Showcase Basketball Team


April 7, 2010 - VA Elite  has taken another step forward by adding a superb talented 16u girls basketball team to it roster, the team will be coached by Cliff Gorham and Kevin Carpenter. Look for the Black and Gold on the hardwood competing in some of the best and most competitive tournaments in the county.

Find out more about the VA Elite 16 and Under Showcase Girls Basketball  team. more......

VA Elite Show Strong at Sonny Hill Future Stars Tournament  (Philadelphia, PA)


August 16, 2009 - VA Elite took to the hardwood courts at Temple University to complete in Philly's premier basketball event, The Sonny Hill Future Stars Basketball Tournament.  The event provided a platform to test the players ability to play against some of the best players Philly had to offer. Guy Moore, Tournament Director had an impressive lineup of teams from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. The atmosphere was a hoopsters paradise with good teams, good players, high competition and GREAT GAMES! 

Check out Recruits.com Brian Crownover tournament assessment.

The summer AAU season isn't complete without one of Philly's premier events.  This past weekend, the annual Sonny Hill Future Stars Tournament took place at Temple University.  Recruit Recon was on hand to take in the action as some of the area's and region's top players took to the court.  Here is a look at the standout performances.

Nik Brown All-Tournament 16U, Antonio Butler and Rashad Gadson are recognized for their play against all odds. More.....


VA Elite 17u Boys captured 1st tournament championship for VA Elite AAU Basketball Program


Big Shots I Myrtle Beach, SC certified Tournament Champions

July 31, 2010 (Myrtle Beach, SC) The VA Elite 17 and under team captured the Big Shots Myrtle Beach I Championship coached by Ronald Wiley (Head Coach) and Thomas Gadson (Assistant Coaches).  The team defeated nationally known Texas D1 Ambassadors  to advance to the Championship round. 

Big Shots II Myrtle Beach, SC certified Advance to Final Four

July 31, 2010 (Myrtle Beach, SC) The VA Elite 17 and under team advanced to the final four but fell in defeat to Fundamental Hoops in a buzzer beater.





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