• Team Final hosting scrimmage on Saturday
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL), a summer league consisting of 40 of the country's top Nike-sponsored AAU programs, tips off next week in Sacramento. With just one week before the big event--the only "live" recruiting period before three in July--various Nike-backed programs around the country are gettingContinue Reading
    • Penn gets commitment from Darnell Foreman
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- Darnell Foreman only needed five letters on Twitter to announce his collegiate decision: UPenn. The Ivy League institution had become his first Division I offer two weeks back, and after thinking it over, he decided on Wednesday to become a Quaker. “After they offered, I wanted to get a goodContinue Reading
    • 2014 AAU Preview: Team PA
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- There's something very confident about the new name for the program formerly known as PA Pump N' Run. To declare themselves "Team Pennsylvania," for a group consisting of kids from the Harrisburg area in a state scene mostly dominated by the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh-area squads, certainly sends aContinue Reading
    • Spring Jam Fest: 2016/2017 Breakout Candidates
      : Ian Simon (@CoachSimon200) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- One of the best parts about the beginning of a new AAU season is the sense of hope in the air, especially for a lot of young ballplayers who are hoping to use this time to show off their talents. We start to find outContinue Reading
    • Spring Jam Fest: Day Three Notebook
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- The first big area AAU tournament of the 2014 season wrapped up on Sunday afternoon, with the conclusion of the Hoop Group's Spring Jam Fest at the massive Spooky Nook Sports complex in Manheim, Pa. Most of the hundreds of teams who came to Lancaster County this weekend wereContinue Reading
    • Spring Jam Fest: Recruiting Updates
      : Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) -- The Hoop Group Spring Jam Fest is in the midst of a three-day stay in Manheim, PA. Hundreds of AAU teams in the 15U, 16U and 17U age divisions descended upon Spooky Nook Sports and its 14-court complex for a weekend of basketball. Some of the area's top talentContinue Reading
    • Spring Jam Fest Notebook: April 11
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- The 2014 AAU season really got underway in Manheim, Pa., when the Hoop Group's Spring Jam Fest tipped off on Friday night. Hundreds of teams in the 17U, 16U and 15U brackets opened up play at the massive Spooky Nook Sports Complex, which had 14 courts of hoopsContinue Reading
    • Norristown's Chris Evans commits to Chestnut Hill
      : Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) -- Norristown 2014 big man Chris Evans has committed to play basketball at Division-II Chestnut Hill College. The 6-7, 250-pounder will be a big body for the Griffins and head coach Jesse Balcer in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Evans toured the campus with current Griffin Noel Hightower, whom heContinue Reading
    • Old School wins Donofrio Classic behind MVP Stevens
      : Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) -- A little over a year ago, Lamar Stevens did not even know what the Albert C. Donofrio Classic was. On Tuesday night, the 6-foot-6 sophomore from the Haverford School battled through an injury to lead the Old School Cavaliers to the Donofrio crown with a win over theContinue Reading
    • Eric Marbury carrying on family lineage for LVBR
      : Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) -- Scanning the roster for the Donofrio doubleheader at the Fellowship House in Conshohocken, one player’s last name stood out in a "do-you-think-he’s-related?" type of way. Eric Marbury, a point guard for LVBR, was impressive as he dropped 16 points for his orange-clad squad in a 92-80 win over theContinue Reading
    • CoBL 2014 Spring Coverage Hub
      : Here at CoBL, we will be providing a ton of coverage this spring ranging from recruiting updates to AAU tournaments. There are multiple area players looking to build their recruiting stocks this summer, and some who are already committed. Here is a hub for all of that coverage, which will constantly beContinue Reading
    • 2013-14 PIAA All-State Teams Released
      : Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) -- Neumann-Goretti senior guard Ja'Quan Newton and the Constitution Generals were the big winners as the All-State teams were released today in each of the four PIAA classifications. Newton, as expected received the Class AAA MVP for his exceptional play this, while junior forward Ahmad Gilbert of Constitution wonContinue Reading
    • 2013-14 CoBL HS Awards: Southeastern Pa.
      : The 2013-14 high school basketball season in Southeastern Pennsylvania was certainly one to remember. One of the best players in Philly history finished up his career the only way he knew how, while simultaneously setting a new benchmark for greatness in the toughest league in the state. Many others players led theirContinue Reading
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