Category Archives: High School

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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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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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 3 Notebook

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The Hoop Group Summer Jam Fest came to a close on Sunday evening at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pa. Most of the AAU circuit’s top teams were down in Georgia at … Continue reading

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Summer Jam Fest Championship Recaps

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The Hoop Group’s Summer Jam Fest came to a close on Sunday evening at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pa. Most of the AAU circuit’s top teams were down in … 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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Summer Classic East: Day 1 Notebook (Part 2)

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) – 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 shortly before Division I coaches … Continue reading

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Summer Classic East: Day 1 Notebook (Part 1)

Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – 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 shortly before Division I coaches … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 37

After an eventful first July live period, Josh Verlin (@jmverlin), Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) and Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) talk about local and national risers from various events from the past week. Our first guest on the show is Eric Hampford (@Future150EricH), … Continue reading

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Hoop Group: Team Camp Notebook

Varun Kumar (@vrkumar8) – A number of top regional high school teams made their way to Reading’s Albright College last week for the Hoop Group’s Elite Team Camp, consisting of a National and American divisions. Here’s a notebook from the … Continue reading

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Roman’s Wilkerson finally breaks through

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – TreVaughn Wilkerson spent three years at Roman Catholic watching his teammates receive and eventually accept Division I offers. This year’s senior guards, Shep Garner (Penn State) and Rashaan London (Drexel), both got offers by their sophomore … Continue reading

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Eke’s recruitment re-opened as he’s taking prep year

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) – Devine Eke gave a verbal commitment to Fairleigh Dickinson University before starting his senior year, but ultimately couldn’t get the grades he needed to qualify for the NCAA’s Division I. Now playing for the NJ Got … Continue reading

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July Live Period: Week 1 Roundup

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The CoBL staff was all over the area over the last five days, talking to and scouting dozens upon dozens of local and national prospects who came to various camps and AAU events in the region … Continue reading

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