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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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Despite doubters, D.J. Rivera still playing

Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) – D.J. Rivera has had his fair-share of ups-and-downs throughout his career. Throughout all of them, he’s refused to listen to people who told him his career was probably over. “If I cared about people’s opinions I … 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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Jersey guard Jason Dunne headed to Hartford

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Division I programs who go on pre-season trips abroad get 10 summer practices to prepare, and coaches across the country will talk about the benefits of that extra time in the gym. In getting ready for … Continue reading

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Roselle’s Pierre Sarr hoping to contribute to TOC run

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Having to watch his Roselle Catholic teammates from the sideline as they beat St. Anthony for the Non-Public ‘B’ championship last year was tough for Pierre Sarr. The wrist injury that the then-junior suffered in February … Continue reading

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Myles Powell making most of move to Trenton Catholic

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Following the 2012-13 season, things were certainly looking up for the Medford Tech Jaguars. Coming off of a South Jersey Group 2 championship, the first sectional title in school history, their two stars, Eli Cain and … Continue reading

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Primetime Shootout: Day 1 Notebook

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Some of the best teams in New Jersey (and a few good ones from Pennsylvania) took the courts at West Windsor-Plainsboro South High School for the first day of the Primetime Shootout on … Continue reading

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Coach CoBL’s Summer Thoughts

Coach CoBL (@hooplove215) – (Editor’s Note: Our newest feature, Coach CoBL features one anonymous Division I coach’s thoughts on college basketball, recruiting and other topics related to the sport. He’ll be filing reports from time to time, this is his … Continue reading

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Big 5 stocking up with area talent in 2015

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Trey Lowe committed to Temple on Thursday night, he only became the latest in a trend this year that’s nothing but good for hoops in the City of Brotherly Love. Lowe–a Ewing, N.J. native–is already … Continue reading

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Imhotep’s Devin Liggeons commits to Wagner

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – On his way up to Wagner College for an unofficial visit, Devin Liggeons wasn’t expecting to end his recruitment this early in the process. After seeing what the school and head coach Bashir Mason had to … Continue reading

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Rumph Classic headed to bigger venue in ninth year

Varun Kumar (@vrkumar8) – For the first six years of its existence, the Danny Rumph Classic was played in the Mallery Recreation Center in Germantown. After playing the last two years in front of big crowds at the 1,500 seat … Continue reading

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Brunson taking official visits to Villanova, Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – One of the top point guards in the 2015 class has set three of his five official visits, and two of them are Big 5 institutions. According to Joe Henrickensen, who runs the City/Suburban Hoops Report … Continue reading

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Villanova draws VCU in Legends Classic

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova found out its draw for the 2014 Legends Classic with the release of the bracket on Friday, and the semifinal matchup at the Barclays Center in New York is sure to be a good one. … Continue reading

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Mustapha Traore cuts list down to final six

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After a July explosion, Mustapha Traore is starting to narrow down his college options. The rising senior at the Phelps School, who plays his AAU basketball with the WE R1-affiliated Team F.O.E., came into the final … Continue reading

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Duren’s replacement key to La Salle’s maintaining success

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – As far as La Salle head coach John Giannini is concerned, Tyreek Duren wasn’t his team’s starting point guard for the last four years. Sure, Duren did start all 132 games he played in during his … Continue reading

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West Windsor-Plainsboro Shootout Preview

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Over 30 area high schools will descend on Central Jersey next weekend for the West-Windsor-Plainsboro Shootout, which features three days of high-level competition at West Windsor-Plainsboro South High School. Aside from the … Continue reading

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Prep’s Clover second SJU commitment in one weekend

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A good weekend for Saint Joseph’s future got even better, with one commitment becoming two. Following on the footsteps of Neumann-Goretti point guard Lamarr Kimble, Saint Joseph’s Prep shooting guard Chris Clover became the second Philadelphia … Continue reading

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