• St. Anthony wing Markis McDuffie commits to Wichita State
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- Markis McDuffie almost didn't even make it to Wichita State. On his way out to the school for an official visit at the end of last month, some airport issues redirected his outbound connecting flight from Chicago to Cleveland. After a five-hour wait in Cleveland, he flew back to Chicago,Continue Reading
    • 2015 wing Sam Lindgren commits to Colgate
      : Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) -- Germantown Academy wing Sam Lindgren, who stood out all summer but was still yet to receive his first Divison I offer, is now off the board. Lindgren will be headed to Colgate University, giving head coach Matt Langel and the Raiders their second pledge in the 2015 class. "I've beenContinue Reading
    • 8Eye Classic Preview
      : Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) -- This Friday, October 24, much of the area's top talent will descend on Ben Franklin High School for the 8Eye Classic. The event, for the second straight year, will bring together elite players from Philly, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and even the DMV for two games, featuring freshmenContinue Reading
    • Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 42
      : The Podcast of Basketball love returns with its 42nd episode on the heels of big recruiting news yesterday and two days ahead of college basketball practice. As usual, Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) was behind the microphone with his cohost Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg). Temple basketball got a major recruit commitment yesterday when Haverford School comboContinue Reading
    • Alston exactly what Dunphy, Temple needed
      : Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) -- Levan Alston, Jr. came across a basketball relic in his basement recently. And when it came time for him to make a decision on where to play his collegiate basketball, he saw it fit that the item be a crucial part of the announcement. The item was Levan Alston,Continue Reading
    • Haverford School's Levan Alston stays home, commits to Temple
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- Temple has its backcourt of the future, and the makings of a very good incoming freshman class in 2015. Haverford School senior guard Levan Alston, Jr. gave his verbal commitment to Fran Dunphy and the Owls in a press conference on Tuesday morning, joining AAU teammate and close friend Trey Lowe as Temple commitments forContinue Reading
    • Schalick's Mike Holloway commits to Fairleigh-Dickinson
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- Coming into the month of July, Schalick (N.J.) big man Mike Holloway had zero Division I scholarship options. Coming out of the month, he had too many options to know what to do with. Eventually, the 6-foot-7, 245-pound power forward whittled things down until he made his decision, staying in-stateContinue Reading
    • 92 in 92: Penn Charter (Pa.)
      : Alex Chesen (@amchesen) -- (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. For the full list of previews, click here) For the last two years,Continue Reading
    • Legendary Chester head coach Fred Pickett passes away
      : Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) -- Fred Pickett Jr., the legendary Chester High basketball coach, lost his battle with cancer Wednesday. "I always thought of him as a giant in Chester, how much he meant to those kids and that community and how much he helped everyone,” said Jeremy Treatman, founder of Scholastic Play-by-Play events. “HeContinue Reading
    • 92 in 92: Downingtown East (Pa.)
      : Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) -- (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. For the full list of previews, click here) When sizing up the Ches-MontContinue Reading
    • 92 in 92: Poly Tech (Del.)
      : Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) -- (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. For the full list of previews, click here) Poly Tech senior DeVaughn MalloryContinue Reading
    • St. Anthony wing Markis McDuffie commits to Wichita State
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- Markis McDuffie almost didn't even make it to Wichita State. On his way out to the school for an official visit at the end of last month, some airport issues redirected his outbound connecting flight from Chicago to Cleveland. After a five-hour wait in Cleveland, he flew back to Chicago,Continue Reading
    • Delco Shootout Notebook: October 25
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- Two dozen area high school teams took to the courts at Penncrest High School for the Delco Shootout on Saturday, with a few very good teams and players showing off their skills on the three courts. Here’s a notebook from the afternoon’s action: Krmpotich waiting on potential Owl opportunity With hisContinue Reading
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