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'25 Donnie Richardson Commits to the University of Richmond

'25 Cameron Pacheco adds Mount St. Mary's Offer

'25 Miles Franklin adds Siena Offer

'26 Kyren Oglesby, Handley HS (VA) starting gain attention for D1 programs


'25 Jordan Scott adds Georgia Tech Offer

'26 Isiash Brown, Jr. was selected to the Big Shot Tournament 2026 All-Star Team

2025 Junior Elite Team Tryout Registration

2025 High School Player Registration

Making the NCAA Division 1 National Championship Tournament

June 5, 2024 - Over the past 18 years Virginia Elite Alumni and their college teams have successfully participated in the NCAA March Madness tournament. Last season University of Richmond captured the Atlantic Ten (A10) Tournament Championship which gave the University of Richmond an automatic bid to the 2021-22 NCAA Tournament. Richmond defeated AP #4 University of Iowa in the opening round, then fell to Providence in the second round. 

June 2, 2024 - Several Virgnia Elite players made the Prep Hoops Top 100 players list for Virginia in the class of 2025 and 2026.

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Virginia Rankings

(Overall / Position)

Class of 2025


Jordan Scott, South Lakes 

Overall: #3 | Position: #1


Donnie Richardson, Stewart School

College Commitment: University of Richmond

Overall: #11 | Position: #4


Camryn Pacheco, Spotswood

Overall: #26 | Position: #2


Connor Horan, Blue Ridge

College Committed: IONA

Overall: #80 | Position: #7

Class of '26


Isaiah Brown, Jr. (#12/#1),

Kyren Ogelsby (#17/#2),

Braden Norris (#58/#9)

Ethan Apergis (I) (#132/#19),

Maryland Ranking (Overall/Position)

Miles Franklin, St Andrews

Overall: #18 | Position: #8

Solomon Davis, Dematha Overall: #48 | Position: #10

Dylan Gassaway, Georgetown Day

Overall: #62 | Position: #10

RJ Roche, St Andrews

Overall: #68 | Position: #10

Teammates Duel on the hardwood

December 9, 2023, the atmosphere at Woodberry Forest High School was charged with excitement as two talented high school basketball players faced off.

'25 Ethan Apergis from Landon School and '24 Alejandro Ford from Woodberry Forest, both part of the Virginia Elite program, had the chance to compete against each other. Alejandro, Air Force Academy commit, and Ethan, a junior at Landon School, put on an impressive show for the crowd. In the end, it was Landon School who came out on top, but both players left everything on the court, showcasing their skills and determination. 

Brown takes unofficial visit to Penn State University

November 10, 2023, the atmosphere at Penn State University was abuzz as Westfield High School's talented shooting guard, Isaiah Brown, made an unofficial visit to the campus.


Standing at 6-foot-2, Brown has been making a name for himself in the basketball world and is highly regarded by Prephoops (VA) as the top Shooting Guard (SG) in Virginia. His visit to Penn State University was a testament to his skills and potential, and it left a lasting impression on all those who witnessed it. 

Miles Franklin receives official offer from George Washington University (GMU)

November 2, 2023 - '2025 6-Foot-6 W Miles Franklin of St Andrews Episcopal High School (MD) was the recipient of a prestigious scholarship offer from Coach Chris Caputo and his staff to attend George Washington University.

This opportunity was a testament to Miles' hard work and dedication both on and off the basketball court. With this scholarship, Miles would be able to pursue his academic and athletic goals at a top-tier university, setting him up for future success. The offer is a great honor and Miles is grateful to have been recognized for his talents.

Malichi Poindexter, Illinois State University 


Churchill Bounds, Wagner University

Bryce Hawkins, Cheyney University

Virginia Elite High School Girls and 13U Boys Capture Maryland Flames Championships

July 2, 2024, Boyd, MD - The high school girls went undefeated and captured the MD Flames 16U division championship. As well as the 13U Boys finished the season with a tournament championship.

Virginia Elite 5th Grade Capture Under Armour (UA) Future Championship


June 21, 2024, Hamilton, Ohio - Coach Manny Ballesteros lead the 5th grade team to capture the Under Armour (UA) Future Fox Division Championship. The team played through tough competition throughout the tournament that The game came down to a last second shot by Makai Laster that sealed the victory over a tough Wisconsin Playground squad.

Jordan Scott receives invitation to NBPA Top 100 Camp

June 2, 2024 - 4 Star 2025 Jordan Scott the Virginia 6A Player of the Year and National Top 100 ranked player earned an invitation to the NBPA Top 100 National Camp that will be held in Orlando, FL on June 8th - 13th.

The NBPA's Top 100 High School Basketball Camp is regarded as the premier basketball event available to elite high school athletes. Since its inception in 1994, over 300 players have gone on to successful careers in the NBA.

The Top 100 Camp emphasizes character, education, and skill development as the core principles necessary to maximize a player's potential.

Middle School Elite Program (7th-8th Grade) excelling on the Under Armour Future Circuit

On June 5, 2024, the Middle School Elite Program, under the direction of Coach Jeff Murray, reached a new level of excellence. With the guidance of Coach Chris Sanders and Chuck Pendelton, this program not only met but also maintained the high standards set by Virginia Elite. These coaches are committed to helping the players unlock their full potential and become the best versions of themselves on and off the court. With their dedication and expertise, the Middle School Elite Program is sure to continue producing top-tier athletes for years to come.

Coach Eric Heckstall of Newport News, VA has a strong passion for the game and is dedicated to helping his players reach their full potential. In Hampton, VA, Coach Allen Hester also shares this commitment and has produced successful teams year after year. And in Richmond, VA, Coach Tony Jones has a proven track record of developing talent and leading his team to victory. These coaches are not only focused on winning games, but also on shaping their players into well-rounded individuals both on and off the court. Their dedication and hard work is a testament to their love for the game and their desire to see their players succeed.

Junior Elite Program (5th -6th Grade) excelling throughout the spring and summer basketball season


June 5, 2024 - Under the direction of Coach Manny Ballesteros (L) the Junior Elite program has successfully created a platform for young players to get introduced to the Virginia Elite culture and play at the level of expectations for all players with the program.

Miles Franklin showcase talent at the National High School Hoops Festival

December 10, 2023, the National Talent Scout visited DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland and had high praise for Miles Franklin, a 6-foot-6 wing from St. Andrews Episcopal in Manyland. The scout noted Franklin's impressive skills off the ball, his ability to score efficiently, and his knack for finding the right spot on the court to finish over rim protectors. He also mentioned the numerous offers Franklin has received from schools such as George Washington University, American University, and Radford University. Furthermore, Franklin has caught the attention of Power 5 schools like Northwestern University from the BIG10 and South Carolina University from the ACC. It's clear that Franklin is an exceptional young talent with a bright future ahead of him in basketball.


4-Star Wing Jordan Scott takes official visit to Floridia State University

November 10, 2023 - Highly sought-after high school basketball player Jordan Scott from South Lakes High School (VA) made a significant move in his recruiting process.


The 6-foot-7 4-star recruit took an official visit to Florida State University, a prestigious university in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). With his impressive stats and skills on the court, there is no doubt that Scott has caught the attention of many top college programs. This official visit to FSU could potentially be a game-changer for both the player and the university. As a highly rated prospect, Scott's visit to Florida State paves the way for a bright future in college basketball.

Carr joins NBA LA Lakers

November 7, 2023 - Los Angeles, CA - AJ Carr, a Virginia Elite Alumni and graduate of Shepard University, made a significant career move by assuming a staff role with the NBA's prestigious franchise, the LA Lakers.

Carr's expertise in basketball was previously showcased at George Washington University, where he served on the basketball staff. With his impressive background and experience, it is no surprise that Carr has landed such a coveted position with the NBA and the highly respected LA Lakers.

His dedication and hard work have undoubtedly paid off, and we look forward to seeing his contributions to the team's success.


Alejandro Ford Commits to Air Force

'24 6-Foot-6 Alejandro Ford, Woodberry Forest committed to the Air Force Academy to continue his academic and athletic career. Ranked #27 by Prephoops, Ford is a long and athletic wing who demonstrated throughout the spring and summer a lot of versatility as a scorer and defender. 

His combination of length, quickness and skill allows him to impact games in a variety of ways on both ends of the floor.  He is a fantastic three-pointer shooter with a smooth stroke and a high release.  He has a great feel moving off the ball and excellent footwork.  His release is quick, and his mechanics are flawless.  

Professional Basketball


August 2, 2023 - Virginia Elite Alumni Grant Golden (Grand Rapids Gold G League of the NBA Denver Nuggets/University of Richmond) Vanoli Basket Cremona (Serie A) inked forward Grant Golden for the upcoming 2023-24 season. Golden played this summer for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Summer League. Last season Golden played with Grand Rapids in U.S. NBA-G-League, where in 50 NBA Summer League games, he had 14.6ppg, 9.3rpg and 4.8apg.

Grant Golden is the fourth new signing of the 2023/2024 season who presents himself to the press at the headquarters of Wonder Spa, partner of Vanoli Basket Cremona for the 6th consecutive year.

Andrea Conti, GM Vanoli Basket Cremona added "a special thanks to Matteo Gosi and Wonder for the renewed partnership that is relaunch with great enthusiasm, carrying on the values of the company also in Serie A"


Girls Hoops: '27 Kynza Ingram making a name for herself

June 2, 2024 - '27 Kynza Ingram, Woodgrove HS (VA) is part of a resurgence of the girls' basketball program for Virginia Elite. The team plays on the UA Rise Girls national girls circuit as well as other national exposure events. 

Recently Kynza attended Michigan State University Elite Girls Basketball Camp, East Lansing, Michigan.

Kynza is a mainstay of the girls' basketball program who consistently works on her game with the UA elite boys'. Kynza is schedule to attend some elite division 1 program camps during throughout the season.


Brown, Trimiew, Oglesby and Norris attend Crossroads Elite Invitational Camp in Kansas

On May 27, 2024, the Crossroads Elite Invitational in Kansas City, Kansas was filled with excitement and anticipation as some of the top players in the nation gathered to showcase their skills. Among the talented group were two standout players from the '26 Teammates, Isaiah Brown Jr. and Braden Norris. These two rising stars were selected for the 80 player All-Star championship games, a testament to their hard work and dedication on the court. 

'26 Isaiah Brown, Jr., Aiden Trimiew, Kyren Oglesby and Braden Norris

The future is bright for these young players and we can't wait to see what they will achieve in the years to come.


Austin Reaves scored 28 points, D'Angelo Russell added 13 points and Cam Reddish set the tone defensively by limiting the damage by Indiana's Tyrese Haliburton, who emerged as one of the faces of this tournament.


The 4 Star 2025 G Jordan Scott, South Lakes HS, Reston, VA has received several divisions 1 scholarships offers from power five conference members such as Michigan State, California, Iowa, Washington, Georgetown, Maryland, Illinois, Penn State and Pittsburg and others. The 6-Foot-6 G recently entered the top 100 national rankings at #85 Rivals.com and remains in the #1 SG by Prephoops (VA).

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'25 Miles Franklin Recruitment

2025 G Miles Franklin, St Andrews Episcopal, MD recently Radford, Hofstra and Hampton Universities offered the 6-Foot-6 dynamic forward opportunities to continue his career at their institutions.

Franklin is schedule to take an unofficial visit to the University of South Carolina of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and College of Charleston of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). 

June 9, 2023 - Radford University. 2025 F Miles Franklin, St Andrews (MD) took an unofficial visit to Radford University an received an official offer to play college basketball for Coach Darius Nichols.

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