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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.


'24 Alejandro Ford, Air Force Commit

Class 2024 Position
 Alejandro Ford 8
 Connor Horan 9
  
Class 2025Position
 Jordan Scott 1
 Cam Pacheco 3
 Jordan Hairston 12
 Braden Norris8
 Sol Vita20
 Kendall Jones20
 Miles Franklin      7

 Ethan Apergis

Class 2026

15

Position

 Isaiah Brown 1
 


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Malichi Poindexter, Illinois State University 

Kevon Voyles, Marshall University

Arkeese Claiborne, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Churchill Bounds, Wagner University

Bryce Hawkins, Cheyney University

Daryle DJ Holloway, Belmont Addy College

Lucas Scroggins, Valparaiso University

Marcel Gardner, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Kevon Voyles, Marshall University

Devin Walker, Neuman University


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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"


Among many awards, his college team won the Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2022. He was voted to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team back in 2018.


June 14, 2023 - Virgnia Elite Alumni Grant Golden professional basketball career continues as he will be playing with NBA Champions Denver Nuggets Summer League Team.

Alumni AJ Carr, NBA Lakers Captures Championship

December 9, 2023 - Alumni AJ Carr, Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff member, captured the first In-Season Tournament champion because the two headliners received plenty of help.

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.

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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.

NCAA Champions

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. 

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