Category Archives: Features

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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92 in 92: Bonner-Prendergast (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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Alston exactly what Dunphy, Temple needed

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Levan Alston, Jr. came across a basketball relic in his basement recently. And when it came time for him to make a decision on where to play his collegiate basketball, he saw it fit that the … Continue reading

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Inter-Ac MVP Tim Guers commits to St. Anselm (N.H.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Tim Guers didn’t know what else he needed to do to prove himself. As a junior at Germantown Academy, he averaged 16.9 ppg to lead the Patriots to an Inter-Academic League championship. For his efforts, the … Continue reading

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MCS’ Mott back on the court, looking forward to big year

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Almost any athlete who has ever been faced with coming back from a significant injury will tell you that the mental aspect is more challenging than the physical aspect. Robert Griffin III and Derrick Rose are … Continue reading

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CoBL Performance Camp: Wing/Forward Standouts

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The first-ever CoBL Performance Camp, presented by Performance Refinement, brought over 70 area juniors and seniors to the courts at West Chester University on Sunday for a high-level day of basketball. Though quite a few players … Continue reading

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CoBL Performance Camp: Guard Standouts

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The first-ever CoBL Performance Camp, presented by Performance Refinement, brought over 70 area juniors and seniors to the courts at West Chester University on Sunday for a high-level day of basketball. Though quite a few players … Continue reading

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Philly vs. New York: 2016/2017 Standouts

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder), Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Several of the top prospects from Philadelphia and New York went head-to-head in a trio of games on Saturday night at Ben Franklin in this year’s Philly vs. N.Y. … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Church Farm 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. … Continue reading

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At 84, Bill Mlkvy wants to leave student-athlete legacy at Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Sitting in the lobby of Temple’s basketball practice facility, Bill Mlkvy can’t help but be a little jealous of his surroundings. The modern, two-year-old facility is located on the third floor of the renovated Pearson-McGonigle Hall–a … Continue reading

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West Chester “Big 64″ Day 2 Standouts

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20), Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Second day of the West Chester “Big 64″ Shootout, presented by Performance Refinement, featured quite a few of the area’s top teams (and a few from outside the usual … Continue reading

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West Chester “Big 64″ Day 2 Notebook (Part 2)

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20), Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Second day of the West Chester “Big 64″ Shootout, presented by Performance Refinement, featured quite a few of the area’s top teams (and a few from outside the usual … Continue reading

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West Chester “Big 64″ Day 2 Notebook (Part 1)

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20), Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Second day of the West Chester “Big 64″ Shootout, presented by Performance Refinement, featured quite a few of the area’s top teams (and a few from outside the usual … Continue reading

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West Chester “Big 64″ Day 1 Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The first day of the West Chester “Big 64” Shootout saw 40 of the 72 teams scheduled to hit the courts at WCU this weekend in action, and there was no shortage of good talent around. … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Reading 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: Octorara (Pa.)

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – (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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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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