The Legacy of Virginia Elite Alumni goes far beyond the hardwood. Since the inception of the program, players have not only made an impact on the college level but many of them have achieved extraordinary accomplishments in high school.

Established in 2008 the mission was to create a elite basketball program that identified, developed and mature student-athletes to complete on a national level. Based in Northern Virginia (Suburbs of Washington, D.C.) Virginia Elite has exceeded expectations of providing players an opportunity to complete in high level youth and high school national grassroots events, with these opportunities many of the players received opportunities to further their athletic and academic careers beyond high school. 

Our consistent history of providing college level players started from the inception of the program to the current list of players. Many of these young men have performed on the national collegiate stage playing on national televised games to playing in many notable collegiate NCAA tournaments.  


October 11, 2022 - After waiving him on Friday, the Nuggets re-signed rookie forward Grant Golden on Monday, per RealGM’s transaction log. Golden, who spent his entire college career at Richmond, averaged 13.7 PPG, 6.0 RPG, and 2.9 APG on .506/.280/.706 shooting in 37 games (27.6 MPG) as a “super senior” in 2021/22.

After going undrafted, the 6’10” forward played for the Hawks’ Summer League team in Las Vegas, logging limited minutes in four appearances, then signed with Denver in September.

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.

August 7, 2023 - After a stellar career at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) of the MEAC conference Virginia Elite Alumni Kevon Voyles will continue his academic and athletic career at Marshall University of the Sun Belt Conference. 

Aljandro Ford

College: Air Force

Lucas Scroggins

College: Valparaiso

Marcel Gardner

College: UMBC 

Darryl Holloway

College: Belmont Abby 

Churchill Bounds

College: Wagner

Kevon Voyles

College: Marshall University

Devin Walker

College: Newman University

Arkeese Claiborne

College: Eastern University


 Malachi Poindexter

Illinois State University

Bradley Hardin

Rose-Hulman College

Churchill Bounds

Wagner / University of Central Arkansas

Jaylan Cole-Williams

Duquesne University

Lysander Rehnstrom

Naval Academy

A Claiborne, Messish College

Arkeese Claiborne

Eastern University

Josh Perea

St. Thomas University

Patrick Strite

Hamden Sydney College

Zion Hansberry

Christopher Newport University

Domantas Sakickas

Hawaii Pacific University

Jarrett Hunter

Howard University


Tyland Crawford

Notre Dame College

Tyler Lloyd

University of Virginia Wise

Julian Hansberry

Eastern Mennonite University

Jaylan Glasgow

Lancaster Bible College


Max Wilson

San Diego State University

Jerome Scott

West Virginia Wesleyan




University of Central Arkansas

Major: Political Science

High School: West Potomac High School

All District and All Region Selection


Youngstown State / Hampton University

Major: Computer Science

High School: Louisa County HS

VHSL Class 4 Player of the Year and 4A 1st Team All-State


Radford University

Major: Computer Science

High School: Virginia Academy


Marshall University / University of Maryland Eastern Shore 

Major: Kinesiology 

High School: Decatur High School

Bayside (MD) Player of the Year

Jaylan Cole-Williams, Virginia Academy

Virginia Academy

TLAP Academy, Florida

Duquesne University

Class of 2017

Liam Harrington

Christopher Newport University 

Christopher Smalls

Hood College

Nick Albert 

Juniata College (PA) 

Marcus Cherry

Morehouse College (Student)

Grant Golden, Richmond

  • 2022 Richmond defeated #2 Ranked University of Iowa in the NCAA Tournament 1st Round
  • 2022 NCAA East Region Tournament Selection
  • 2022 Atlantic 10 Tournament Champion

  • Became 47th member of Spiders 1,000-point club at George Mason on February 27
  • Selected Third Team All-Conference by the Atlantic 10 for a second straight season

    Became first player in Spiders history to earn All-Conference honors following freshman and sophomore seasons

  • Spiders second-leading scorer (13.7 PPG) and rebounder (6.0 RPG)
  • Second on team with 2.9 assists per game ... Led team with 0.54 blocks per game
  • Ranked in top 20 in A-10 in scoring (16th), rebounding (19th), assists (18th), and assist-to-turnover ratio (16th)
  • 1 of two players in A-10 to average 13 points, six rebounds, and more than 2.5 assists per game (Saint Joseph's Jordan Hall)
  • 206 total field goals led Atlantic 10
  • 1 of four Spiders to start all 37 games

  • Selected to Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team after averaging 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds over four games while leading UR to 2022 A-10 title

  • Named MVP of Richmond's win vs NC State at Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase after recording 19 points and seven rebounds
  • Scored his 2,000th career point at Fordham on January 18
  • Finished career second on Richmond's career scoring list with 2,246 points
  • Finished career third on Richmond's career rebounding list with 1,015 rebounds
  • Only player in school history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds
  • Finished career fourth on Richmond's career assists list with 476 assists
  • Finished career eighth on Richmond's career blocks list with 130
  • Made 916 field goals, second in school history when he left Richmond
  • Appeared in 161 games, most in program history
  • 4-time All-Atlantic 10 selection
  • 2-time NABC All-District 4 (Atlantic 10) selection
  • Named First Team All-Conference by Hoops HD
    Finished season with 1,083 career points, the most ever by a Spider by the end of his sophomore season

    * October 18, 2018: Named Preseason -First-Team All-Conference at the A-10's 

  • * Became the fourth different Spider to earn Preseason First-Team All-Conference honors under Chris Mooney (T.J. Cline - 2016, Kendall Anthony - 2014, Kevin Anderson - 2009-10) ...
  • * One of three sophomores to earn Preseason First-Team All-A-10 honors in last 10 years, joining Kellan Grady (Davidson, 2018) and DeAndre' Bembry (Saint Joseph's, 2014)
  • * Ranked as No. 9 mid-major center in D-I by CBB Central during the preseason ... Ranked as No. 10 player in A-10 by during the preseason
  • * Scored 498 points, breaking the record for most points by a Spider freshman (Mike Perry - 494 in 1977-78)
  • * Averaged team-high 15.6 points per game and recorded 6.7 rebounds per game (second on team)
  • * One of seven freshmen in D-I to average 15.5 points and six rebounds per game
  • * Led team with five double-doubles, most by a Spiders freshman since 1998-99 (Charles Stephens)
  • * Selected Third-Team All-Conference and All-Rookie Team in Atlantic 10 ... With Davidson's Kellan Grady, first freshmen to make A-10 All-Conference team since 2012-13 (Semaj Christon, Xavier)
  • * Named A-10 Rookie of the Week three times (November 27, January 29, March 5)
  • * Selected to All-Tournament Team at Cayman Islands Classic after averaging 18 points and five rebounds while shooting 56 percent from field in three games
  • * Ranked as the 15th-best player in the conference during the 2017-18 season by in May
  • University of Richmond: Grant Golden

2014, Cameron Jackson, Wofford

2018-19 Team Completed season AP Ranked #18 Final AP Poll

* Named First Team All-SoCon 

* First Team All-SoCon Tournament

* SoCon's December Player of the Month

* 2017-18 SoCon Tournament Second Team

* 49th member of the 1,000-point club,

* Finished 19th on Wofford's all-time scoring list with 1,399 points

2017-18 SoCon Second Team All-Conference

SoCon Player of the Week (Week Seven, Jan. 2, 2018)

Lute Olson Award National Player of the Week recipient (Dec. 25, 2017)

2017-18 Preseason All-SoCo

Named Second Team SoCon All-Conference ... Averaged 12.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 23.2 minutes per game ...

Was named the Lute Olson National Player of the Week and the SoCon Player of the Week, had 12 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and two steals at UNCG ...

Second Team All-Tournament, scored 22 points and added nine rebounds

Wofford College: Cameron Jackson

2014, Will Gregortis

Will and Tom Gregortis was the second brother combination (Enechionya) to play and advance their career onto the college hardwood. The 6-Foot-8 F Will Gregortis (Lake Braddock High School, Burke, VA) was a key contributor to the team with Cameron Smith, Paul Rowley, Cameron Jackson, C.J. Hill, Sam Berlin and A.J. Carr.  Will maintained a level of intensity that was always dependable against some now NBA players.

Tom Gregortis is still playing at USciences.

University of Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

2016-17 All-CACC Second Team

2017-18 All-CACC Third Team

2017-18 USciences Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2017-18 All CoBL Third Team 2x NABC Honors Court (2016-17-2017-18)

2018 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team

2016-17 CACC All-Academic Team

Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association's Sam Cozen Player of the Week (1/8/17)

4x Dean's List Honors

One 4.0 GPA Semester

2014, Jamison Glover

W&M's 'Kraze' Award (2016-17)
CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award winner (2016-17)

William and Mary

2017-18 Awards full athletic scholarship, Graduated with honors  

2016-17 Shared the team’s Kraze Award with Paul Rowley for his ability to inspire his teammates … The award is given in honor of former Tribe team captain John Kratzer, who received the inaugural United States Basketball Writers Association Most Courageous Athlete award, and recognizes the player who inspires his teammates

2015-16 Joined the team as a walk-on, appeared in five games, averaging 2.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Scored W&M’s 100th point on a lay-up in the closing seconds against Hofstra.


Morgan State University

Major: Business Administration

High School: Maret School

2x All-State (DCSAA)
2x All Conference
Max Prep Player of the Year - Jr. Yr
All Met Honorable Mention - Sr Yr
Scored over 1,000 points


Towson University 

High School: Landon School

Major: Exercise Science with a double minor in Psychology and Business Administration


Frostburg State University  

High School: NTSI Prep


Catholic University

High School: Georgetown Prep 



Bulter University 

High School: St James

Class of 2016


 Ronald Alston

 ESPN VA Top 50

 Fairmont State / NJIT University

 Chauncey Pittman

 Marymount University

 Tom Gregortis

 University of Science

 Collin Parker (Football)

 College of William and Mary 

 HS: Member of National Honor   Society

 HS: Fellowship of Christian   Athletes (FCS) 

 HS: Graduated Summa Cum   Laude (4.3 GPA) 


  Kory Jones

  University of Arizona

 Tyland Crawford

 University of North Greenville

 Glen Austin Allen

 Washington College

 Terrance Ward

 Iowa Western (JC)

 Tyler Lloyd

 Richard Bland College

 Michael Janowski

 Mary Washington University

James Butler, Drexel

  • A four-year letter winner at Lake Braddock, where he averaged 27.5 points per game as a senior, the most in the All-Met area
  • Named to the Washington Post's All-Met First Team in 2015-16
  • Led Lake Braddock to two championships and is third all-time at the school with 1,445 career points

  • Virginia 6A North Region and the Patriot 7 Conference Player of the Year in 2015-16
  • Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention pick as a junior when he averaged 23 points
  • Drexel University: James Butler

Class of 2015

Eliet Donley

Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii

Omar Alston

Morehouse College

Christian Hansen

Eastern Mennonite University 

Khiorie Stewart

Mary Washington University

Wynn Miller

Franklin and Marshall College

Zach Harrell

Roanoke College

Jeremiah Curtis

Morgan State University 

Chris Oats

Shenandoah University

2014, Paul Rowley, William & Mary

  • 2017-18
  • * CAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2017-18)
  • * CAA Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2017-18)
  • * CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team (2017-18)
  • * W&M's Mark Batzel Award (2017-18)
  • 2016-17
  • * W&M's 'Kraze' Award (2015-16, 2016-17)
  • * W&M's Most Improved Player (2016-17)
  • * Four-time W&M Provost Award winner (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18)
  • * Three-time CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award winner (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)
  • 2015-16
  • * Two-time NABC Honors Court (2015-16, 2016-17)
  • * CAA All-Academic Team (2016-17)
  • ** Phi Beta Kappa (2017)
  • William and Mary: Paul Rowley
  • HS: Scored a perfect 800 in math on the SAT

    HS: Ranked third in his class of 272 with a GPA of 4.53

    HS: 2014 National Merit Scholarship Semi Finalist

    HS: Member of the national math honor society

    HS: Mu Alpha Theta, and the World Languages Honor Society

    HS: National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Class of 2014

Cameron Smith 

Dartmouth College

Graduate Honor Student

Brandon Chauca

University of California

Sam Berlin

High Point University

Will Gregortis

University of the Sciences

Graduate Honor Student

A.J. Carr

Shepard University

Graduate Honor Student

Obi Enechionya

Temple University 

Graduate Honor Student

Dorian Johnson

Barton College

Tony Richardson

California University of Pennsylvania

Khiorie Stewart

Mary Washington University

Jamison Glover

College of William and Mary

Graduate Honor Student

Class of 2013

Charles C.J. Hill

Northeastern University

Louisburg Junior College

JUCO Selected 1st Team All-American 

Tony Richardson

California University of Pennsylvania

Brian Kelly

Bowie State University

Justin Hampton

Christopher Newport University

NCAA Elite 8

Darren Hawkins

Saint Vincent College

Classes 2010 - 2012

Nik Brown

UNC - Greensboro

Dominique Major

St Francis University

Antonio Butler 

Slippery Rock University

Stephane Manga

Seton Hall University

Kevin McGaughey

James Madison University

Marcellous Holley

Mary Washington University

Rashad Gadson

St Johns Northwestern Military Academy

Virginia Elite serves all parts of Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and West Virginia. The premier AAU Grassroots Basketball program in Northern Virginia. Established in 2008 Virginia Elite has maintain a level of excellence that has resulted in many players playing at the highest level of high school and collegiate basketball.

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