Category Archives: High School

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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Elevate Hoops Showdown: Tournament Standouts

Alex Chesen (@amchesen), Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_neiburg) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Elevate Hoops Showdown concluded its two-day tournament on Sunday afternoon, with the 15U, 16U and 17U brackets all holding their various semifinals and finals on the courts at … Continue reading

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Elevate Hoops Showdown: Day 2 Recruiting Notebook

David Hassinger (@david_hassinger), Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Elevate Hoops Showdown concluded its two-day tournament on Sunday afternoon, with the 15U, 16U and 17U brackets all holding their various semifinals and finals on the courts at … Continue reading

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Elevate Hoops Showdown: Championship Recaps

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger), Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Elevate Hoops Showdown concluded its two-day tournament on Sunday afternoon, with the 15U, 16U and 17U brackets all holding their various semifinals and finals on the courts at … Continue reading

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Elevate Hoops Showdown: Day 1 2016/2017 Notebook

Varun Kumar (@HaroldandVKumar) – With the Reebok Breakout Classic wrapped up after its three days, the Elevate Hoops Showdown’s two-day, high-level tournament got underway on Saturday. The 17U bracket ran all day on the four courts at Philly U, with … Continue reading

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Elevate Hoops Showdown: Day 1 Evening Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the Reebok Breakout Classic wrapped up after its three days, the Elevate Hoops Showdown’s two-day, high-level tournament got underway on Saturday. The 17U bracket ran all day on the four courts at Philly U, with … Continue reading

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Elevate Hoops Showdown Day 1: Morning Notebook

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) & David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) – Though the Reebok Breakout Classic finished up on Friday, the action at Philly U didn’t slow down. In fact it picked up even more. “The Showdown,” from Elevate Hoops kicked off on Saturday … Continue reading

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Hoop Group Elite Camp: Day 3 Notebook (2016/2017s)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – More than 700 high schoolers descended on the campus of Albright College in Reading, Pa. this week for the Hoop Group’s first Elite Camp of the summer, and the Division I coaches … Continue reading

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Hoop Group Elite Camp: Day 3 Notebook (2015s)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – More than 700 high schoolers descended on the campus of Albright College in Reading, Pa. this week for the Hoop Group’s first Elite Camp of the summer, and the Division I coaches … Continue reading

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Diamond Stone a main draw at Breakout Classic

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – This year’s Reebok Breakout Classic at Philadelphia University brought in over 120 elite prospects from around the country, featuring players from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 classes. Of these 120, 32 of them are ranked in … Continue reading

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Sammy Barnes-Thompkins has support in traveling family

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Moving from city to city has become commonplace for Sammy Barnes-Thompkins and his family. The 2014-15 school year, his senior basketball season, will be the first time he plays at the same high school for consecutive … Continue reading

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Breakout Classic: Day 2 Evening Notebook

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The Reebok Breakout Classic continued into its second day on Thursday morning, with the second set of games of the star-studded event. The two courts at Philly U hosted more than 100 Division I college coaches … Continue reading

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Breakout Classic: Day 2 Afternoon Notebook

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The Reebok Breakout Classic continued into its second day on Thursday morning, with the second set of games of the star-studded event. The two courts at Philly U hosted more than 100 Division I college coaches … Continue reading

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Homecoming for Horace Spencer at Breakout Classic

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Reebok Breakout Classic brought kids from 40 states into the courts at Philadelphia University for a high-level three-day camp in front of hundreds of Division I coaches. A good portion of the 120 kids in … Continue reading

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