Category Archives: Saint Joseph’s

Hawks counting on Brown in numerous ways

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Experience played a big part in … Continue reading

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Inexperienced trio to fill gaps in SJU frontcourt

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) For the last three seasons, Saint … Continue reading

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2014-15 Season Primer: Saint Joseph’s Hawks

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) 2014-15 Saint Joseph’s Season Primer: Coach: … Continue reading

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Atlantic 10 Media Day Quoteables

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – The first men’s basketball media day of CoBL’s 2014-15 season took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, as the 14 coaches from the Atlantic 10 conference sat down with … Continue reading

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Virginia Commonwealth unanimous choice to win A-10

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – As expected, Virginia Commonwealth, led by coach Shaka Smart, was picked unanimously as the team to beat in the Atlantic 10 conference for 2014-15. The Rams bring back stud defensive guard Briante Weber, who has a shot … Continue reading

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CoBL’s 2014-15 College Preseason Awards

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) The 2014-15 college basketball season is … Continue reading

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2014-15 CoBL College Preview Hub

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The 2014-15 college basketball season is so close, we can almost taste it. For the six weeks between the start of Division I practices and the first official Division I games, CoBL will be previewing the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 41

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – It’s back to the CoBL Studios, with Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) and Jeff Neiburg (@jeff_neiburg) getting behind the microphones for the 41st episode of the Podcast of Basketball Love. This time, they’re joined by a special in-studio … Continue reading

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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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Former Hawk Galloway invited to Knicks training camp

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Former Saint Joseph’s guard, and all-time leading three point shooter, Langston Galloway inked his first professional contract to play for general manager Phil Jackson, new head coach Derek Fisher and the New York Knicks. The transition … Continue reading

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A-10 slate released means La Salle, Saint Joseph’s full schedules (mostly) done

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – The Atlantic 10 schedule for the 2014-15 season was released on Wednesday, giving us a glimpse into what the season might hold for two Big 5 teams. This completes the 2014-15 season schedule for La Salle, … 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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Danny Rumph Classic Notebook: Reynolds, Carr

Madison Elliott (@M_Elliott95) & Varun Kumar (@vrkumar8) – The Danny Rumph Classic brings back quite a few Philadelphia ballplayers, both native to the City of Brotherly Love and otherwise, back to the city for some high-level competition. Here are two … 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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Kimble, Clover give Hawks the backcourt they wanted

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – There was never a doubt heading into the recruiting period that Phil Martelli and his staff needed to restock the Saint Joseph’s backcourt. It’s been made clear that oft-injured sophomore guard Kyle Molock will no longer … 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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Hawks offer, eye Vermont Academy’s Holt

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Vermont Academy forward Emmitt Holt has been one of the nation’s biggest risers in the July live period. His decision to attend prep school after graduating from Webster Schroeder (N.Y.) is paying off, and he now holds … Continue reading

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Lamarr Kimble becomes Saint Joseph’s first 2015 commit

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) point guard Lamarr Kimble became the first member of Saint Joseph’s incoming 2015 class this weekend, giving the Hawks a pure point guard in their backcourt for the next four years. Playing with Nike-backed Team … Continue reading

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Delco Pro-Am: Semifinal Recap

Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Delco Pro-Am’s top four teams took to the main court at Haverford College on Thursday night in the league’s penultimate night of the season. The semifinals were filled with plenty of professional basketball … 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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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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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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Local schools have busy first day with 2016 recruits

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Sunday marked the first time that Division I coaches could directly contact players in the class of 2016. And no other team took advantage of talking with local talent once midnight struck than the La Salle … Continue reading

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Report: St. Joe’s in St. John’s Preseason NIT pod

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – According to a report from CBSSports’ Jon Rothstein, Saint Joseph’s will be participating in the 2014 NIT Season Tip-off, where they’ll be in the same pod as St. John’s, Stony Brook and one more team. It’s … Continue reading

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