Category Archives: Features

Yevgen Sakhniuk brings Euro flavor to Explorers

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Unlike many young European ballplayers who dream of coming to the United States one day to play college basketball, Yevgen Sakhniuk wasn’t thinking that big. “I wanted to come to America just to see the country … Continue reading

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92 in 92: St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.)

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – (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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Bostick has something to prove at Roman Catholic

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After a big 2013 summer on the AAU circuit, in which he picked up six Division I scholarship offers, Nazeer Bostick had high expectations for his sophomore season. Instead, the 6-foot-3 wing guard found himself mostly … 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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92 in 92: Cherry Hill West (N.J.)

David Hassinger (@david_hassinger) – (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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92 in 92: The Phelps School (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 … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Del-Val Charter (Pa.)

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – (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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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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Isaiah Still commits to Robert Morris

Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) – Isaiah Still only needed to take one official visit before deciding where he would be spending the next four years of his life. “I just really fell in with Robert Morris when I walked in,” he … Continue reading

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‘Nova gets commitment from top 2015 target Jalen Brunson

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – After swinging and missing on a few elite prospects in recent weeks, Jay Wright and Villanova have landed potentially their top target in the 2015 class. Stevenson (Ill.) point guard Jalen Brunson, son of former Temple … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 40

After a month without an edition, the Podcast of Basketball Love returned for episode No. 40 on a big news day in Philly hoops. As usual, Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) was behind the mic with co-host and CoBL staffer Jeff Neiburg … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Parkland HS (Pa.)

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – (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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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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92 in 92: Conwell-Egan (Pa.)

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – (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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92 in 92: Constitution (Pa.)

Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) – (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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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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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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92 in 92: Academy of the New Church (Pa.)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – (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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Marfo to transfer to Worcester, reclassify to 2016

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Even Kevin Marfo is surprised at how well this summer went. The 6-foot-8 power forward came into the July live periods with no scholarship offers; by the time the month was over, he held offers from … 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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Jackson-Cartwright eager to start winning again

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – Miles Jackson-Cartwright‘s individual career was nothing but steady. The California native averaged at least 10.8 points per game in each season he was a Quaker, finishing 13th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,401 points. From a team … Continue reading

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