Category Archives: Catholic League

West Chester “Big 64″ Day 1 Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The first day of the West Chester “Big 64” Shootout saw 40 of the 72 teams scheduled to hit the courts at WCU this weekend in action, and there was no shortage of good talent around. … Continue reading

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92 in 92: St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.)

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – (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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Bostick has something to prove at Roman Catholic

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After a big 2013 summer on the AAU circuit, in which he picked up six Division I scholarship offers, Nazeer Bostick had high expectations for his sophomore season. Instead, the 6-foot-3 wing guard found himself mostly … Continue reading

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Carroll’s Aflakpui getting final looks at schools

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With just a matter of weeks remaining until his looming college choice, Archbishop Carroll senior forward Ernest Aflakpui is taking a close look at each school that’s in his final grouping. Big 5 Temple and Saint Joseph’s … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Archbishop Ryan (Pa.)

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – (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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Roman’s Gemil Holbrook becomes Rider’s first 2015 verbal

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Roman Catholic’s Gemil Holbrook has committed to Rider, just four days after receiving the offer from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference school. Even though it was his first offer and the July live periods are just a week … Continue reading

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Temple Team Camp: Team Notebook (Day 2)

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld), David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) & Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Temple wrapped up its two-day team camp on Saturday, following plenty of teams and talent showcasing and preparing for the upcoming season. Temple coaches and plenty of smaller colleges got a … Continue reading

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NEBL Playoff Recap: Quarterfinals (June 25)

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20), Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The eight teams left in the NEBL battled for four semifinal spots on Tuesday night, as one of the top high school spring leagues around concludes its season of … Continue reading

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Krmpotich looking forward to Breakout opportunity

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Each year, the July live periods are an important time for lesser-known players to gain national exposure playing in front of Division I coaches. One of the premier annual live period events is the Reebok Breakout … Continue reading

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SJU Team Camp: Team Notebook (Day 2)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The Saint Joseph’s high school team camp has nearly 40 squads from the greater Philadelphia region (and a few from slightly beyond that) on Hawk Hill this weekend, getting a chance to … Continue reading

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Northeast Basketball League Playoff Recap: June 19

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) &  Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – The NEBL is now down to eight teams with the conclusion of the first round of the playoff. We’ll be spotlighting each team as they get knocked out of the playoffs, as well as … Continue reading

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NEBL Playoff Schedule Released

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The 24-team Northeast Basketball League, a high school spring/summer league, has wrapped up its seven-week regular season and is headed into the playoffs. The eight teams who did not qualify for the playoffs get one final … Continue reading

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Local schools have busy first day with 2016 recruits

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Sunday marked the first time that Division I coaches could directly contact players in the class of 2016. And no other team took advantage of talking with local talent once midnight struck than the La Salle … Continue reading

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Villanova Team Camp Standouts

David Hassinger (@david_hassinger), Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova’s annual high school team camp brought in 20 talented high school squads from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and New York for four games each against high-level competition … Continue reading

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Villanova Team Camp: Team Reports

Madison Elliott (@M_elliott95), Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Villanova’s annual high school team camp brought in 20 talented high school squads from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and New York for four games each against high-level competition between … Continue reading

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Villanova Team Camp: Day 1 Recruiting Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Alex Chesen (@amchesen) – The first night of Villanova’s two-day high school team camp showed off a high level of talent, with schools from a few different states in the Mid-Atlantic region traveling up to the … Continue reading

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Northeast Basketball League Recap: June 12

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Final regular-season night of the Northeast Basketball League was tonight, though a few teams have some make-up games on Monday before the high school league’s playoffs begin with the Round of 16 on Tuesday night. Here’s … Continue reading

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Ja’Quan Newton ends one chapter with MVP performance

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – If Ja’Quan Newton’s third PIAA state title was the final act of his stellar high school career, then his performance at the Mary Kline Classic could have been considered the encore. Though Newton wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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