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Virginia Elite received 2016 Best of Chantilly Award

 

 

CHANTILLY, VA June 9, 2016 VA Elite Hoops was selected for the 2016 Best of Chantilly Award in the Business Services category by the Chantilly Award Program.

 

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Alumni Report: Cameron Jackson, Wofford College 

Spartanburg, S.C. (AP) - Cameron Jackson made 11 of 13 from the field and finished with a career high 25 points as Wofford defeated VMI 88-70 on Thursday night.

Three-year letter winner and two-year starter at Winchester High School ... Led Winchester to the Virginia State 4A championship game his senior year ... Team captain who was also named District Player of the Year, Region Player of the Year, First Team All-State and Virginia State Coaches Association Player of the Year ... Averaged a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds ... As a junior, he averaged a double-double as the team was 21-5 overall ... He earned First Team All-District, First Team All-Region, and Region II Division 3 Player of the Year honors 

 

Washington Post All Met Selection

James Butler (Lake Braddock H.S.)

 

April 9, 2016 - After a very successful career with Virginia Elite and Lake Braddock High School, James Butler was selected to the 2015-16 Washington Post All Met 1st Team for high school basketball. 

 

The All Met team represent the top players in the Washington D.C. area to include (Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.).  This year class includes to McDonalds All-Americans from local high schools. Read More.

 

College Commitment 

Tyland Crawford, C.D. Hylton

 

May 8, 2016 - After a very successful career with Virginia Elite and C.D. Hylton High School (Woodbridge, VA), Tyland Crawford will continue his academic and athletic career at division 2  North Greenville University.

 

Super athletic 6'3" high energy wing with a college ready body that attacks the basket with a vengeance.  Shoots the three well and is an excellent defender (on-ball and in the passing lanes).

 

Player of the Year

Grant Golden Earns POY Honor

 

 

March 26, 2016 - Hobbling around Saint James School last winter with protective boots on both of his feet, Grant Golden had a few dark thoughts.

Was he susceptible to the kind of foot problems that plague so many young, tall athletes? Was his career as a basketball player in jeopardy?  But a year later, there were no such concerns for the 6-foot-10 senior as he propelled Saint James (25-6) to the Independent-Parochial School League and Mid-Atlantic Conference titles.

Averaging 17.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 blocked shots and hitting 54.7 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc, Golden was an efficient, all-around force.

Golden is The Herald-Mail’s 2015-16 Washington County Boys Basketball Co-Player of the Year, sharing the award with Clear Spring’s Spencer Schultz. Playing AAU ball with Virginia Elite in the summer, Golden was so impressive that he garnered offers from 12 schools. He narrowed the list to five, including San Diego, Wofford, George Washington and James Madison, before selecting Richmond within a few days of visiting the school. Read More

2016 Washington Post All Met Selection

 

 

 

College Commitment

Tyler White commits to James Madison 

 

February 25, 2016 - After a very successful senior year at Marshall High School (McLean, VA) on the gridiron the 6-foot-6 versatile lineman and power forward committed to play division 1 football for James Madison University.  

 

Post season White was selected to the VHSL Group 5 All-State Second Team (Football) - 5A North All-Region Basketball Team 2 Team. Read More

 

 

College Commitment

Ronald Alston verbally commits to NJIT

 

September 5, 2015 - Recently Forward Ron Alston is the latest product of the Miller School basketball program to commit to a Division I college program. During the DMVElite 80 Showcase Alston gave a verbal commitment to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Saturday. 

 

The 6-foot-7 swingman was an All-VIC second-tem selection after averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds at Miller last season.

NJIT Highlanders are coming off a 21-win season -- the most ever for the program at the program at the Division I level -- that included an upset of Michigan in Ann Arbor last December.

JUCO All-American and Player of the Year

Charles 'CJ" Hill selected as JUCO Regional POY

 

The Hurricanes of Louisburg jumped out to an early lead and went into the half up 43-25. Leading scorers, CJ Hill (18 points) from there the Canes used their smothering defense and clock management to secure the Regional 10 JUCO Championship and CJ Hill was named Regional POY. Read More

 

National D2 Junior College All American Selection, Receives offer from Radford University

 

After advancing to the JUCO DII National Championship '14 Alum Charles C.J. Hill who originally committed with Northeastern University (CAA) now at Louisburg Junior College received an offer to continue his basketball career at Longwood University (Danville, VA). 

 

The 6-foot-4 guard from Chantilly, VA (Westfield H.S.) received the opportunity to by first having the opportunity showcase his talent on the court. After showcasing his tremendous talent opportunities appeared. As previously reported CJ was selected as POY.

 

   

1st Team All-MAC 

Grant Golden Earn Honors

 

March 8, 2016 - Finalizing his high school career Grant Golden added to the IPSL and MAC Championship his selection to 1st Team All-MAC. 

 

 

 

 

College Commitment

Golden Verbally commits to the University of Richmond

September 15, 2015 - The University of Richmond is adding some size to its basketball program with the expected addition of 6-foot-10 Grant Golden. He orally committed to the Spiders Tuesday night.

Golden, a senior at St. James School in Hagerstown, Md., joins 6-3 De’Monte Buckingham, a Henrico High senior, and 6-5 Nick Sherod, a St. Christopher’s senior. They orally committed in late July.

Prospects can make their pledges official during the early-signing period Nov. 11-18. College coaches are prohibited by NCAA rules from commenting on recruits until their letters-of-intent are signed and received by colleges.

Golden picked Richmond after considering offers from George Washington, James Madison, San Diego and Wofford. Those schools and Richmond comprised his final five. George Mason and several Patriot League schools also offered Golden, who attended Sherando High in Stephens City before transferring to St. James School.


 

Julian Vaughn crafting his niche

By Ron Bailey, HoyaReport.com 

 

August 26, 2015 - Recently Ron Bailey, HoyaReport.com dropped by to check out what the buzz surrounding Coach Julian Vaughn, Pro-fit Sports Performance program.

 

We are very particular about who is involved in the development of our players, simply because of the expectations of the program and the expectation of continuous development of the players.

Understanding that physical demands and basketball skill that is required to be success. Vaughn techniques and training methods are integrated as part of our teams development program. 

 

Vaughn provides formal Georgetown and Fitness education, high major collegiate experience, and professional experiences that are imperative to the success of the players. 

 

The 2011 Georgetown Hoya graduate and current professional international (Greece) player joined Virginia Elite in 2014.  Read more.. 

 


2015 F Eliet Donley Making a statement

2014-15 Liberty Conference Player of the Year

2014-15 Selected 1st Team Region

Not only is Eliet an exceptional athlete but also an outstanding student with a GPA over 3.8. Last year Eliet made an impact playing multiple positions against very tough opponents on the grassroots circuit. Post season Eliet was selected to the DMVElite 80 player showcase event, which brought together the premier players in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Leading into the 2014-15 High School season the expectation were high. During preseason Eliet injured his hand which resulted in Eliet missing several games at the beginning of the high school season.  Now, healthy the Hayfield Hawks have elevated their position to make a strong run for a state title.  

Previous Virginia Elite who were selected as Player of the Year for Virginia Elite Paul Rowley (College of William and Mary/Loudoun Valley H.S.), Cameron Jackson (Wofford College/Handley High School).


2014 Las Vegas Tournament Highlights

September 25, 2014

 

Las Vegas, NV - Click the Las Vegas Classic logo (on left) to view video highlights of the sights and sounds of 2014 Vegas Summer 

Basketball that Shirts & Skins produced.  While there were other unique basketball events such as the NBA Summer League and Team USA in Vegas this past summer, Shirts and Skins attention was on fantastic grassroots basketball being played throughout Las Vegas during the final LIVE period of the summer.

Rowley Commits to College of William and Mary 

February 12, 2014 

 

Source: Loudoun Times - Rowley committed in July 2013 to play basketball on scholarship at the College of William and Mary. Also an academic standout, Rowley chose the Tribe among multiple offers, including Ivy League schools Harvard, Cornell and Yale. 

Rowley, who plays AAU ball for the Virginia Elite, is in the midst of his fourth varsity season at Valley. A member of back-to-back state tournament teams, he has gone from a supporting role to a lead role as a senior.

Rowley is also ultra-competitive off the hardwood. He maintains a 4.51 grade point average and ranks third in Valley's senior class. He enjoys playing chess and the mental competition that goes with it.

While Rowley is excited to play collegiately, he is no hurry for his final prep season to conclude. He surpassed 1,000 points for his varsity career and set the school record for the most-made 3-pointers earlier this year.. Read More

 

Alumni News

2014 ALUMNI CAMERON JACKSON (Handley H.S.) Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC. After a great high school career Jackson joined the Terriers with the expectation of joining a program that would had an opportunity to return to the NCAA Division 1 Tournament and experience March Madness. After capturing the 2015 Southern Conference Championship (repeat) and defeating North Carolina State (NCSU) University WolfPack during the regular season the expectation was reached and the decision to play for Coach Mike Young was a right choice. 

Although the team fell to Arkansas in the first round the experience to play on the NCAA National Tournament was a dream come true. Heading into his sophomore season and the departure of the Southern Conference POY the expectations to excel is now on the shoulders of Cameron.

Pictured 2014 Cameron Jackson (Handley H.S., Winchester, VA) Wofford College, Southern Conference Championship

NCAA Division 1Tournament

Brandon Chaua, University of California 

 

March 16, 2016 - '14 Alumni Brandon Chauca, University of California advances to the NCAA Division 1 National Championship tournament. 

 

Jackson takes part in ground breaking ceremonies at Wofford College

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College broke ground on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 on the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium, the new home of basketball and volleyball at the college. The facility will be adjacent to the north end of Gibbs Stadium, where the Terriers play football.

Wofford alumnus and trustee Jerry Richardson, Class of 1959, provided the gift to fund the facility that will include a 3,400-seat basketball arena and a 500-seat volleyball competition venue as well as offices, locker rooms, meeting rooms, training rooms and special fan areas, including several open-air suites. The facility will replace Benjamin Johnson Arena, which will continue to be used as a first-rate gymnasium for intramural and campus recreational activities.
 
Cameron Jackson Virginia Elite '14 alumnus took part in the   "Breaking ground ceremonies on the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium is the start of something very special that, along with the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, also given by the Richardsons, will be a game-changer for Wofford College," Wofford President Nayef H. Samhat said.
 
Construction on the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium will began this fall with the opening date slated for September 2017. Construction already has begun on the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts that will open in the spring of 2017. It will house academic programs in theatre arts, visual arts and art history.  Read More
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College Recruitment

University of Maryland Baltimore County target Alston and Butler

August 23, 2015 - Throughout the spring and summer Alston 6-foot-7 combination guard/forward who attends the Miller School, Charlottesville, VA and teammate 6-foot-8 Power forward James Butler caught the attention of many division 1 programs that included University of Maryland Baltimore (UMBC) coaching staff.  

Throughout the spring and summer where the staff saw the team compete in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Las Vegas it was no surprised why both player collected attention from various mid-high major program. 

Alston who holds division 1 offers from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Fairfield University has the ability to play multiple positions. 

Butler who holds additional offers from VMI, Army and Navy has a traditional post game that results in double-doubles every contest. The Retrievers are remaking their roster and adding Alston and Butler.


Lake Braddock F James Butler follows in family footsteps on the hardwood

By Brandon Parker, Washington Post - Feb 15, 2015

2014-15 Selected 1st Team Patriot Conference 

All Defensive Team

2014-15 Selected 1st Team Region

As the son of Vernon — the hero in High Point’s 1982 state championship win against Len Bias’s’ Northwestern team and a member of Navy’s Elite Eight team in 1986 — and little brother to Natalie — a 2013 All-Met at Lake Braddock and current redshirt player at Connecticut — basketball success was in his bloodline. But with those ties came the expectations, ones that were ramped up after he was moved up to the Lake Braddock varsity team as a sophomore.

Rather than cower in the shadow of such success, Butler embraced it. During a summer in which he transformed his body and elevated his game, the Bruins forward tested his skills against his father and sister in the gym so that come fall, he’d be ready to meet his goal of a breakout junior season.  Read More  


Learning and Adjusting - Ronald Alston, Miller School

February 3, 2015

 

When Ronald Alston decided to transition to the Miller School he knew it would be a year of new beginnings, challenges, learning experiences and transition. For the 6'6 2016 versatile wing from Annandale, VA who can play multiple offensive and defensive positions the year has been just what was expected. Building charter is more than a number in the win and lost column, its dealing will all the known's and unknowns that come along with the journey,  but never was the thought of giving up on his team or his dream.

 

Throughout the spring and summer Ron was challenged to play multiple offensive and defensive positions that included logging sometime at the point guard position.  As s result of his versatility and production Ron was offered his first division 1 scholarship from Fairfield University and now has gain attention from other division 1 programs.

 

This year Miller School basketball schedule includes competing against some of the premier programs in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Programs such as Virginia Episcopal School, Word of God (NC), Hargrave Military Academy, Impact Academy, all having several committed division 1 players on their rosters. Ron as also accepted the academic transition from Annandale High school to Miller, which sets the expectation to produce in the classroom as well on the hardwood. 

17U continue their impressive play at Hoop Group UA Philly Jam Fest

April, 28 2013, Philadelphia, PA

17U-GADSON 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.

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.

 

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.

 

17U impressive finish at Under Amour (UA) Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest 

April, 23 2013, Pittsburgh, PA

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.

 

 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. 

 

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.

 

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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