All-Grassroots 17U Team August 21, 2015
Grant Golden (St James H.S.) and James Butler (Lake Braddock H.S.) Selection
Vantagehoops.com - Over the spring and summer grassroots season 6-foot-10 Grant Golden and 6-foot-9 James Butler create a low-post duo that consistently caught the attention on many division 1 coaches.
As the season progressed it became obvious to the coaches staff that having both players on the floor was a double threat for any opponent. As one D1 coach said James is a walking every night double double, old school throwback player that gets the job done and Grant is the hard to find stretch 4 that has multiple capabilities that will transition to the college level.
After a very successful season the duo combined to receive over 30 division 1 scholarship offers.
Las Vegas Classic Matchup July 23, 2015
15U Captures #1 Spot in Pool Play defeating EYBL California Supreme
Heading into Fridays final game in pool play Virginia Elite and EYBL California Supreme both with 2-0 records in pool play was seeking the #1 position for Saturdays Elite Platinum Championship bracket.
The much anticipated matchup between Bryce Golden and Sharfee O'Neal (Son of NBA Legend Shaquille O'Neal), was on display in front of many division 1 coaches and a packed gym named after the late and famous UNLV coach Jerry
From the beginning the game was filled with excitement through the final seconds in the game. Langston Gaither defense was a key turning point in during the game that resulted in O'Neal earning every point he scored as well as leadership at the point position.
Elevate Hoops Championship July 11, 2015
Philadelphia, PA - 17U Captures Elevate Hoops "Summer Ice Breaker" Championship The Annual Elevate Hoops Summer Ice Breaker is the leading event to participate in during the first LIVE Open period for college recruiting. With a very competitive bracket challenge that leads to the championship game, Virginia Elite 17U had to play two premier Under Amour programs. For the semi final game it was highly competitive Jersey Shore Warriors (Gold) and in the championship game is was #1 UA Team WE R 1. Both games were heavily attended by division 1 college coaches and both teams showcased their ability to play high level basketball.
Summer LIVE Period Tour Begins
July 6, 2015 - Each year Virginia Elite designs a rigorous summer schedule that is aimed to maximize their exposure to college coached challenge each players desire to gain national exposure through participating in specific NCAA Live events. This year schedule includes stops in Philadelphia, PA, Manheim, PA, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV.