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Carroll’s Aflakpui getting final looks at schools

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With just a matter of weeks remaining until his looming college choice, Archbishop Carroll senior forward Ernest Aflakpui is taking a close look at each school that’s in his final grouping. Big 5 Temple and Saint Joseph’s … Continue reading

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West Chester’s “Big 64″ schedule released

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – West Chester’s “Big 64″ Shootout is always one of the bigger pre-season high school events around, with dozens of area programs taking part in an entertaining weekend of basketball. This year, it’ll be 72 different teams from … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Methacton (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (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. … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Perkiomen School (Pa.)

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – (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. … Continue reading

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St. Benedict’s Eli Cain commits to Delaware

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After cutting his list down to four schools, St. Benedict’s (N.J.) guard Eli Cain announced his ultimate decision on Friday night, taking to Twitter to let everybody know he’d be a Blue Hen. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound … Continue reading

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Brunson the potential missing piece for Villanova tourney run

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Shabazz Napier and UConn. Russ Smith and Louisville. Kemba Walker and UConn (again). To make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament these days, it’s pretty clear that you need a lead guard who can put … Continue reading

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Drexel lands commitment from 2015 DC point guard Terrell Allen

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel began its 2015 recruiting class this week, with a commitment from DeMatha (Md.) senior Terrell Allen on Wednesday afternoon. Allen, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound point guard, committed to Dragons coach Bruiser Flint the night before on … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Downingtown West (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (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. … Continue reading

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Villanova, Big East release full 2014-15 schedules

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With an exciting combination of promising young talent and proven veteran leadership, Villanova is expected to be one of the strongest teams in the Big East this season. Based on the Wildcats’ 2014-15 schedule, head coach … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Hershey High School (Pa.)

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (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 … Continue reading

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Hill grad John Carroll impressing already at Hartford

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It took Hartford freshman John Carroll until the third game of his new team’s trip to Australia to get his clearance to play. A delay the arrival of his transcript from Ireland kept him on the … Continue reading

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Watkins leaving MCS for Phelps School

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Math, Civics & Sciences is losing a big part of its hopes at a 2014-15 Public League title, while the Phelps School got a big boost to its PAISAA chances in one fell swoop on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Penn releases complete 2014-15 schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After two rough years, Penn desperately needs to build some momentum in 2014-15. They’ve already done it on the recruiting trail, where Jerome Allen has gotten commitments from four very talented high school seniors. The 2014-15 schedule, which … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Harrisburg High School (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (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. … Continue reading

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CoBL High School Previews: 92 in 92

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Yes, the 2014-15 high school season is still three months away. But with so many talented high school programs in the CoBL coverage area–which, for now, covers Philadelphia, southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey, with some attention … Continue reading

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CAA releases complete 2014-15 conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The 2014-15 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball schedule is out, with CoBL-area squads Drexel and Delaware finding out what their roads will look like if they want to earn the conference’s auto-bid to the NCAA Tournament … Continue reading

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Tony Chennault takes different path after college

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Carl Arrigale hadn’t seen anything like it. All of the top ballplayers to come out of Neumann-Goretti–previously St. John Neumann–in Arrigale’s 15 years had followed a similar path. Rick Jackson, Scoop Jardine, Tyreek Duren, Daniel Stewart, … Continue reading

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Horace Spencer continues Auburn’s recruiting momentum

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl made Findlay Prep (Nev.) forward Horace Spencer a top priority, meeting with the 2015 forward at 12:01am this morning. It was literally the first minute that Pearl was able to talk … Continue reading

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Temple adds McKie as assistant coach

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple’s coaching staff looks like it will get a shake-up this season, though perhaps not the one that was expected a few weeks back. Temple coach Fran Dunphy has added former Owl and Sixers guard Aaron … Continue reading

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Lafayette releases full 2014-15 schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the season getting closer and closer, the 2014-15 season schedules are finally coming out. Following on the release of the Patriot League’s master schedule a week before, Lafayette released its complete slate for the upcoming … Continue reading

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CoBL to host first two events this fall

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Entering its third year of covering basketball in and around Philadelphia, City of Basketball Love is ready to add something new to the region’s hoops scene. This fall, CoBL will be hosting its first two events: … Continue reading

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Constitution’s Ahmad Gilbert headed to George Mason

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Two weeks after visiting George Mason University, Constitution senior Ahmad Gilbert couldn’t stop thinking about the school. So he decided to end his recruitment on Friday afternoon, becoming the Patriots’ first commitment for 2015. “[George Mason] really … Continue reading

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Del-Val Charter moves up to Pub’s ‘A’ Division

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Public League’s format changes a little bit every year, and this year is no exception. The 2014-15 schedule, which came out today, has last year’s ‘B’ champs Del-Val Charter moved up to the ‘A’ Division, … Continue reading

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Patriot League releases 2014-15 conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Patriot League has released its 2014-15 league schedule grid and tournament dates, though television times are still yet to come. The league’s 10 members will each play 18 conference games between Wednesday, Dec. 31 and … Continue reading

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