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GOLDEN SIGNS WITH THE NBA DENVER NUGGETS

The NBA's Denver Nuggets have signed former Richmond Spiders forward Grant Golden, the organization announced Monday.  

Golden, a four-time All-Atlantic 10 selection who was named to the A-10's All-Tournament Team after leading Richmond to a conference title in March, inked an Exhibit 10 deal with Denver. An Exhibit 10 contract provides financial incentives for a player to stay with an organization's NBA G League affiliate if he does not make the regular season roster. 

Golden played with the Atlanta Hawks during July's NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Golden is only player in Richmond history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. He ranks second in program history in scoring, third in rebounds, and fourth in assists.



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2025 G Jordan Scott, South Lakes High School is one of a few raising sophomores in the Washington, D.C. area to receive multiple division 1 scholarships. The 6-Foot-5 SG is currently ranked as the #1 SG in the class of 2025 by PrephoopsVA .com. Scott has also gain interest from A10, Big East, ACC, Conference USA and other programs.

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October 18, 2020 - Tyler Lloyd journey to UVA-Wise included a stop Fayetteville Tech C.C. The 6-Foot-5 Lloyd better known as "Stretch" road to UVA-Wise was filled adversity but his endurance and desire to continue his collegiate career has taken flight.

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2023 F Marcel Gardner, St Andrews Episcopal dream of playing division 1 college basketball has come closer to reality. The 6-Foot-8 raising senior committed to University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) as his next stop on his journey.

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July 15, 2022 - Virginia Elite Alum AJ Carr joined the George Washington University (GWU) Men's Basketball staff in 2022 as a graduate assistant. Carr comes to GWU after a stint in skill development, where he assisted in the training of NBA players Svi Mykhailiuk and Justin Robinson in addition to numerous, WNBA, NCAA and High School players.

Carr was a two-time All-Conference performer at Division II Shepherd University, becoming one of only three players in program history to finish among Shepherd's top 20 all-time in points (16th), rebounds (7th) and assists (19th). He played professionally for the Reading Rockets in the United Kingdom for two seasons.

Golden - NBA Atlanta Hawks

Alumni Grant Golden to Play for the NBA Atlanta Hawks

June 15, 2022 - With only a few roster spots in an NBA team getting to play in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League is a big accomplishment.

Former Virginia Elite Alum and University of Richmond star Grant Golden, 6-foot-10, will play in the NBA Summer League for the Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks are one of eight NBA teams the 24-year-old Golden has worked out for since he completed his college career in March with Richmond, where he was a four-time All-Atlantic 10 selection and the only player in school history to amass more than 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. In 2021-22, Golden was one of only two players in the A-10 to average at least 13 points (Golden recorded 13.7 per game), 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists (Golden averaged 2.9) per game. Golden ranked second on the Spiders and in the top 20 of the Atlantic 10 in each of those categories.

The other teams Golden visited were the Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets and the Milwaukee Bucks.

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San Diego, CA. Former Oakton High School Standout Max Wilson will be suiting up for the Aztecs of San Diego State University for the 2021-22 NCAA Basketball Season.


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