- $9 for two tickets to a Richmond Elite basketball game (a $16.34 value)
- Where: Ben Wallace Gym
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: One hour before tip-off
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Against the North Carolina Coyotes on Saturday, November 8, at 6 p.m.
- Against the Hampton Roads Stallions on Saturday, November 22, at 6 p.m.
- Against the NC Shipman on Sunday, December 7, at 5 p.m.
The Scouting Report
This November, the Richmond Elite will dribble the American Basketball Association’s patented red, white, and blue ball into a fresh season. In recent years, the Elite have compiled a 29-4 record over the past two seasons combined, emerging from each as champions of the league’s Mid-Atlantic division. On November 8, the Elite will attempt to pick up where they left off, tipping off the 2014-15 campaign against the Carolina Coyotes. That game marks the beginning of a five-month season scheduled to run through springtime, at which point all the league’s referees will have grown strong enough to be released into the wild.
The American Basketball Association has more than 90 members, so unless their uniforms are made from an emperor’s new clothes, it can be hard for new teams to stand out. But don’t tell that to the Richmond Elite. After finishing their inaugural season in 2011 ranked as the league’s 11th-best team, the Elite followed up with back-to-back division championships in 2012 and 2013. In its short but successful history, the franchise has also sparked international professional careers for seven of its players. That on-the-court success carries over to the outside world, too, where Elite players continually contribute to their community by hosting events, youth camps, and other hoops-related activities.