Category Archives: Catholic League

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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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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Mary Kline Classic 2014 standouts

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – WEST ORANGE, N.J.–For the last four years, the Mary Kline Classic has brought together some of the best high school prospects in the country together for a great cause, and 2014’s edition … Continue reading

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2014 All-City Classic Standouts

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The best prospects in the 2017, 2016 and 2015 classes got together on Friday night for the 20th Annual Wayne Ellington All-City Classic at Girard College, putting together Here are the standouts from the first two … Continue reading

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2014 All-City Classic Notebook

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – Here are some short features on a few players who took part in the 2014 Wayne Ellington All-City Classic (for standouts from the event, click here): Bostick Looking For A New Start … Continue reading

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2014 Jr. All-City Classic Standouts

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The third annual Jr. All-City Classic brought the best rising freshmen in Philadelphia together on the courts at Imhotep Charter for a two-game affair on Tuesday night. Though the action was up-and-down, … Continue reading

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Jr. All City Classic coming to Imhotep Charter

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For the last two years, the Jr. All-City Classic has been the event where we first get a look at the next generation of basketball players who will rise through the ranks. Two years ago, it … Continue reading

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Northeast Basketball League Recap: May 22

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) – The Northeast Basketball League brings together 24 of the area’s top high school teams for seven weeks up at the Mayfair Recreation Center (2990 St. Vincent St) in Northeast Philadelphia. Three nights … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 32

The Podcast of Basketball Love returns with a loaded show. As always, Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) was there to host. Josh was joined in-studio once again by CoBL staffer Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg). Starting off the podcast on Tuesday was former La … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 31

It’s been quite a while, perhaps a bit too long, but the PoBL is back with a bit of a twist. As always, Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) is behind the microphone and our usual co-host, Ian Simon, couldn’t join the show, … Continue reading

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2014 AAU Mid-Atlantic Regional Finals Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Mid-Atlantic Regional AAU Tournament wrapped up at the Upper Chichester Recreation Center on Sunday, with the fourth grade (10U) through 11th grade (17U) championships determining who gets the opportunity advance to the AAU National tournament … Continue reading

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