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Cameron Smith

Miller School

Dartmouth College Commit

 

Will Gregorits

Lake Braddock High School

University of Science Commit

 

Paul Rowley

Loudoun Valley H.S.

William and Mary Commit

 

Lucas Brown

Mountain View H.S.

VAPreps and VHSL All-State Selection

 

Big Shots MVP

Chandler Zavala

BIG SHOTS DC June Jam

14U Orange MVP 

with 12 ppg & 8.3 rpg.

 

Matt Kelly (Pictured), Ryan Lam, Rod Smith, Jordan Barr, Anthony Howard attended the Hoop Group Northern Virginia Camp
 
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Tournament

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September 16, 2014 -  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. 

 

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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

 

August 18, 2014 - 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

August 4, 2014 - 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

 

August 18, 2014 - 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 completed 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

August 4, 2014 - 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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