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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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July Live Period Wrap-up: 2015 Standouts

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – CoBL’s writers were all over the area this July, watching camps and AAU tournaments throughout the three live recruiting periods to see which prospects had been working on their games to showcase their skills in front … Continue reading

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July Live Period Wrap-up: 2016 Standouts

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – CoBL’s writers were all over the area this July, watching camps and AAU tournaments throughout the three live recruiting periods to see which prospects had been working on their games to showcase their skills in front … Continue reading

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July Live Period Wrap-up: 2017 Standouts

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – CoBL’s writers were all over the area this July, watching camps and AAU tournaments throughout the three live recruiting periods to see which prospects had been working on their games to showcase their skills in front … Continue reading

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Lykes proves good things do come in small packages

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Chris Lykes is used to being counted out. He is used to being overlooked. However, by the end of the game, it is impossible to ignore the point guard, who’s listed at 5-foot-6 though his coach … Continue reading

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Markis McDuffie adds two offers after Vegas; talks visits

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Thanks to another good performance at the Fab48 event out in Las Vegas, St. Anthony/Sports U wing Markis McDuffie picked up two high-level offers to add to his list. Maryland extended a scholarship on Monday afternoon, … Continue reading

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End of Summer Classic: Day 2 Notebook

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) & Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) – The 2014 AAU season wrapped up on Sunday afternoon, with the final few games of the Elevate Hoops End of Summer Classic. Here’s a recruiting notebook from the event, featuring 15U and … Continue reading

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Buzzer Beater Classic: Tournament Standouts

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The two-day Hoop Group Buzzer Beater Classic at the Hoop Group Headquarters in Neptune, NJ closed out the July Live Period with very good action in the 15U-17U divisions. The scores from Sunday’s championship games are … Continue reading

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Buzzer Beater Classic: Recruiting Notebook

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The two-day Hoop Group Buzzer Beater Classic at the Hoop Group Headquarters in Neptune, NJ closed out the July Live Period with very good action in the 15U-17U divisions. The scores from Sunday’s championship games are … Continue reading

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WE R1 finishes AAU season strong at End of Summer Classic

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger), Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – No area AAU team had a stronger July than WE R1′s oldest group. After taking home the Under Armour Invitational inaugural title last week in Atlanta, the Delaware-based program … Continue reading

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End of Summer Classic: Day 1 Notebook

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) & Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) – The final AAU weekend of 2014 has arrived, with prospects getting two final days out in front of Division I coaches for the last time (in an organized setting) before their high … Continue reading

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Schalick’s Mike Holloway making his own name

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Literally and figuratively, Mike Holloway has always just been Rashaan Holloway’s little brother. That was true up through last year, when his older brother was blowing up both at Schalick HS and with the Philly Ballhawks to … Continue reading

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Live in A.C.: Day 3 Notebook

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Elevate Hoops’ “Live in Atlantic City” event finished up on Friday evening, with three teams coming out with championships. Team Takeover Black took home the 15U championship, as Chris Lykes’ 19 points led them to a … Continue reading

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Kasper Christiansen could be next big Euro prospect

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – John Alexander has had some talented players come through his Global Squad camp. Last year, the program’s third in existence, saw one of its alumni–all foreign high schoolers who come to the United States for a … Continue reading

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Brooks heads to South Kent in search of playing time, development

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Sometime around the midway point of the 2013-14 season, Nysier Brooks was unhappy. Never mind the fact that his Archbishop Carroll team was practically plowing through its Catholic League schedule. Never mind that Brooks was only … Continue reading

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Live in A.C.: Day 2 Notebook (Part 2)

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Elevate Hoops’ “Live in Atlantic City” event kicked off the final week of the 2014 July live periods on Wednesday. Here’s a notebook from the second night of the event (for a notebook from the earlier Day … Continue reading

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Improved Jones stays committed to Team Evolution

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – All of the offers, all of the biggest schools watching him, all of the athleticism that makes him a dream for the highlight reel–Derrick Jones already has that. In the past few years, he’s had numerous … Continue reading

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Live in A.C. Day 2 Notebook (Part 1)

Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Elevate Hoops Live in A.C. tournament continued onto its second day on Thursday, with action at Richard Stockton College, Atlantic City High School and Ventnor Middle School going on all day … Continue reading

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One accomplishment all that eludes Isaiah Briscoe

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The underdog story has always been a popular one in the sports world. The story of David, doing what no one expected him to do and defeating Goliath. Many athletes will say that they thrive using … Continue reading

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Live in A.C.: Day 1 Notebook

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Elevate Hoops’ “Live in Atlantic City” event kicked off the final week of the 2014 July live periods on Wednesday. Here’s a notebook from the first night of the event: Sam Foreman (2015/Martin Luther King, Pa./Philly … Continue reading

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High-majors calling on Tony Carr after Peach Jam run

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Since college coaches could begin contacting players from the Class of 2016 last month, Tony Carr‘s phone has been one of the busiest in the area. The 6-3 point guard made a name for himself throughout the … Continue reading

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Summer Jam Fest: Day 1 Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – More than 300 AAU teams, family and college coaches poured into Manheim, Pa. on Friday for the first day of the Summer Jam Fest’s debut at Spooky Nook Sports. The 700,000-sq. ft. … Continue reading

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Summer Classic East: Day 2 Notebook (Part 2)

Varun Kumar (@vrkumar8) & Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The Hoop Group’s Summer Classic East kicked off the second July live period in the area, with brackets in the 15U, 16U and 17U brackets getting underway on Wednesday shortly before Division … Continue reading

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Summer Classic East: Day 2 Notebook (Part 1)

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The Hoop Group’s Summer Classic East kicked off the second July live period in the area, with brackets in the 15U, 16U and 17U brackets getting underway on Wednesday shortly before Division I coaches began pouring … Continue reading

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