Category Archives: High School

Watkins leaving MCS for Phelps School

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Math, Civics & Sciences is losing a big part of its hopes at a 2014-15 Public League title, while the Phelps School got a big boost to its PAISAA chances in one fell swoop on Tuesday. … 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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Ron Myers takes over at Pitman

David Hassinger (@david_hassinger) – Ron Myers has accepted the head coaching position at Pitman High School, after coaching six years at Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) in Sewell, N.J. He replaces former head coach Kevin Crawford, who accepted the … 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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Horace Spencer continues Auburn’s recruiting momentum

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl made Findlay Prep (Nev.) forward Horace Spencer a top priority, meeting with the 2015 forward at 12:01am this morning. It was literally the first minute that Pearl was able to talk … 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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Constitution’s Ahmad Gilbert headed to George Mason

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Two weeks after visiting George Mason University, Constitution senior Ahmad Gilbert couldn’t stop thinking about the school. So he decided to end his recruitment on Friday afternoon, becoming the Patriots’ first commitment for 2015. “[George Mason] really … Continue reading

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Del-Val Charter moves up to Pub’s ‘A’ Division

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Public League’s format changes a little bit every year, and this year is no exception. The 2014-15 schedule, which came out today, has last year’s ‘B’ champs Del-Val Charter moved up to the ‘A’ Division, … Continue reading

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Jersey guard Jason Dunne headed to Hartford

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Division I programs who go on pre-season trips abroad get 10 summer practices to prepare, and coaches across the country will talk about the benefits of that extra time in the gym. In getting ready for … Continue reading

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Roman’s Wilkerson pledges to Hartford

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – The Hartford Hawks lose five seniors to graduation after the 2014-15 season. A tough blow indeed, but on Monday afternoon, they began building up the class that will take their place–starting with the verbal commitment of Roman … Continue reading

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Primetime Shootout: Weekend Notebook

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) David Hassinger (@david_hassinger) – 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 at this weekend’s Primetime Shootout, with two courts running all … 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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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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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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Imhotep’s Devin Liggeons commits to Wagner

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – On his way up to Wagner College for an unofficial visit, Devin Liggeons wasn’t expecting to end his recruitment this early in the process. After seeing what the school and head coach Bashir Mason had to … 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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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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Lamarr Kimble becomes Saint Joseph’s first 2015 commit

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) point guard Lamarr Kimble became the first member of Saint Joseph’s incoming 2015 class this weekend, giving the Hawks a pure point guard in their backcourt for the next four years. Playing with Nike-backed Team … Continue reading

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P-W’s Murray, Mitchell work well together on and off the court

David Hassinger (@david_hassinger) – Jimmy Murray can’t remember how long he and Andre Mitchell have been best friends. All he knows is how much time the two have spent together over the years. “We go on vacations together,” Murray said. … 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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