Category Archives: College

Penn State’s D.J. Newbill ready for new role

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State’s D.J. Newbill has had a busy summer. From having a good showing in the Kevin Durant Skills Academy that allowed him to be invited to the LeBron James Skills Academy, Newbill’s been spending his offseason in the gym, trying … Continue reading

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Deividas Zemgulis a “steal” for Penn State

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Deividas Zemgulis got to the United States from his native Lithuania last June he decided to watch movies and read books to work on his English. His choices might have been somewhat unorthodox, however: ‘Friday’ … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 37

After an eventful first July live period, Josh Verlin (@jmverlin), Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) and Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) talk about local and national risers from various events from the past week. Our first guest on the show is Eric Hampford (@Future150EricH), … Continue reading

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Terrance Ferguson: “I will finish” at Prime Prep

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – [UPDATE: On July 15, 2014, Dallas/Fort Worth Fox affiliate KDFW reported that the Texas Education Agency has revoked Prime Prep’s charter, and that the school plans to appeal the ruling. The appeal … Continue reading

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Villanova commit Tim Delaney making changes

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Tim Delaney has been in the spotlight before, as the first committed recruit for the 2015 Villanova recruit class. Now, he has some big changes coming up as he begins to prepare for his senior season. He … Continue reading

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Delco Pro-Am Notebook: July 8

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Back at the Delco Pro-Am for a stop in to check out the small-college and D-I alumni action before the live period begins on Wednesday night. Here’s a notebook featuring two recent … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 36

The Podcast of Basketball Love returns this week, a big week in hoops, as Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) and Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) talk about the upcoming July live recruiting period. Our first guest on the show is Rob Dauster (@RobDauster), lead … Continue reading

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Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 21. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across … Continue reading

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Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 1

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 19. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the vast majority of recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division … Continue reading

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Penn State recruiting roundtable

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Penn State added to its 2015 recruiting class in a big way on Tuesday night, with Oak Hill Academy (Va.) guard Josh Reaves’ announcement that he would be continuing his career as a Nittany Lion. It’s … Continue reading

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Roman’s Gemil Holbrook becomes Rider’s first 2015 verbal

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Roman Catholic’s Gemil Holbrook has committed to Rider, just four days after receiving the offer from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference school. Even though it was his first offer and the July live periods are just a week … Continue reading

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For Geoff Arnold, Gary Papa Run a milestone in cancer battle

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Saint Joseph’s assistant head coach Geoff Arnold has gone through the highest of highs this season. He and the rest of the Hawks cut down the nets in Brooklyn, N.Y. and took … Continue reading

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La Salle releases 2014-15 non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – La Salle became the second Philadelphia school to release its non-conference portion of the schedule, joining Atlantic 10 partner Saint Joseph’s with the reveal of a 13-game section of the 2014-15 slate on Wednesday morning. Things … Continue reading

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Penn State gets commitment from 2015 SG Josh Reaves

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State basketball is building its most impressive recruiting class in quite some time. What was an already an impressive recruiting haul by head coach Patrick Chambers got a whole lot stronger on Tuesday night, with the announcement … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 35

The PoBL crew is back, with the 2014 July recruiting live periods right around the corner! CoBL’s Josh Verlin (@jmverlin), Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) and Ian Simon (@CoachSimon200) are the in-studio hosts, with a trio of guests who call in to … Continue reading

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Delco Pro-Am Notebook: June 30

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin), Varun Kumar (@haroldandVKumar) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The 2014 Delaware County Pro-Am League got underway on Monday night, with seven games taking place on the courts at Haverford College. This year’s league is going to be … Continue reading

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Villanova’s Bell looking forward to Summer League

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The NBA draft can be a torturous experience. Not only if your favorite franchise has two Top 10 picks like this year’s 76ers, or if you have the No. 1 pick and top prospect Joel Embiid … Continue reading

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Three SJU grads earn NBA summer league invites

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For the last few years, the trio of Langston Galloway, Halil Kanacevic and Ronald Roberts, Jr. were the core of the Saint Joseph’s men’s basketball team. All three are now going to have a chance to … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Fighting Alumni overcome odds to take home TBT crown, $500,000

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BOSTON–The Basketball Tournament’s grand finale was all set up for a Barstool Sports victory. The Boston-based sports website had backed a team of NBA veterans to enter the 32-team tournament, whose winning squad would earn a … Continue reading

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Temple Team Camp: Team Notebook (Day 1)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Temple kicked off its two-day team camp on Friday with plenty of talent showcased in just a few hours of game time. Temple coaches and plenty of smaller colleges got a good … Continue reading

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Former PSU standout Tim Frazier joins 76ers’ summer league roster

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – According to a Tweet from former Penn State point guard Tim Frazier, he will be spending his summer playing with the Philadelphia 76ers in both the 2014 Orlando Summer League and the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League. Frazier, … Continue reading

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Report: Temple to hire Rick Brunson as assistant

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Per a report, Temple will hire former Owl Rick Brunson as an assistant coach. The move had been rumored throughout the summer and Temple even posted an opening for the position on HoopDirt just yesterday. Brunson played under John … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 34

The Podcast of Basketball Love returns this week with a bit of a different feel, as Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) is alone behind the microphone. He brings along three guests to join him, starting with Matt Walsh. The former Germantown Academy … Continue reading

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Hummer enjoys return to States, Princeton teammates

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For weeks, then months, Ian Hummer kept getting the same bittersweet response from professional teams around the world. “We like you,” they kept telling him. “But we’re going to go with a veteran.” So the 2013 … Continue reading

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Penn adds size to 2015 recruiting class

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It didn’t take long for Collin McManus to commit to Penn. The Northfield Mt. Hermon (Mass.) big man visited the Ivy League institution on Tuesday, when Jerome Allen offered him a spot on the team at the end of … Continue reading

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