Category Archives: Features

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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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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Carroll’s Derrick Jones cuts list to nine

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The recent trend from the local 2015 prospects has been to stay local for college. St. Joe’s just landed Philadelphia Catholic League guards Lamarr Kimble and Chris Clover, Temple added Central Jersey wing Trey Lowe, and … Continue reading

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Dragons to invade China next week

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – The Dragon has been a part of Chinese folklore for thousands of years. They have been known as a symbol for great power, so much so that Emperors used the sign of the Dragon as a … Continue reading

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Drexel’s Lee working back from ACL injury

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – It was supposed to be a big year for Drexel’s Damion Lee. The 6-foot-6 wing was coming off a breakout sophomore season in which he led the team with 17.1 ppg, earning Second Team All-CAA honors, and … 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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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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For Sharif Bray, Rumph Classic more than just a cause

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Most of the men at the Danny Rumph Tournament came to play for a great cause, but one of the players, Sharif Bray, came to play for more than just that. Bray personally knew Daniel Rumph … 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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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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Donovan Mitchell: ‘Nova “blew me away”

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Donovan Mitchell had just one word to describe his meteoric rise this July, which saw him add offers from Kansas, Auburn, Wichita State, Georgetown, Villanova, Memphis, Louisville, and South Florida. “It was surreal for me,” he … 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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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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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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Top 2015 guard Levan Alston sets final six schools

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – From a list of 20-plus offers, Haverford School/Team Final combo guard Levan “Shawn” Alston, Jr. has decided on his final six. And they are: Temple, Virginia Commonwealth, Marquette, Notre Dame, Penn State and Penn. “I picked … Continue reading

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