Category Archives: Public League

MCS’ Samir Doughty commits to St. John’s

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – In somewhat of a surprise, Math, Civics, & Sciences combo guard Samir Doughty has committed to St. John’s and will sign his National Letter of Intent at MCS tomorrow, per the school’s athletic director, Lonnie Diggs. … Continue reading

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Philly’s Jay Harris won’t give up on dream

Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) – “I just wanted to shock the world. I wanted people to think ‘That’s the same kid from Philly? The kid from Robeson?’” That is Tennessee State University’s Jay Harris. He didn’t want to be just another … Continue reading

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Quadir Welton building off surprising freshman year

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) As a senior in high school, … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Central (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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92 in 92: Math, Civics & Sciences (Pa.)

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – (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: Philadelphia Electric and Technology Charter (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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Four thoughts from CoBL/NLS Shootout Day 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The final day of the CoBL/Nexxt Level Shootout brought in another 16 talented teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware onto the two courts at Nexxt Level Sports in Voorhees on Sunday. Here are four takeaways … Continue reading

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MCS’ Mott back on the court, looking forward to big year

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Almost any athlete who has ever been faced with coming back from a significant injury will tell you that the mental aspect is more challenging than the physical aspect. Robert Griffin III and Derrick Rose are … Continue reading

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CoBL/Nexxt Level Shootout this weekend

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Thirty-two top area high school programs will be descending on Nexxt Level Sports this weekend for the CoBL/Nexxt Level Shootout, matching up teams from Pennsylvania against those from New Jersey and Delaware in a two-day event that … Continue reading

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Philly vs. NY All-City Classic rosters finalized

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – One of the classic East Coast basketball debates is always Philly vs. New York. And for the last few years, the All-City classic has tried to help settle that debate, with a trio of games featuring … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Del-Val Charter (Pa.)

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – (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: Constitution (Pa.)

Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) – (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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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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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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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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Constitution assistant Fran Hamilton, 31, dies

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A few months ago, Constitution assistant coach Fran Hamilton was offered a head coaching job at a school out west–and turned it down. Having been at Constitution for three years, he wanted to see a special group … Continue reading

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PET’s Suber forgoes prep school, commits to Niagara

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — Philadelphia Electric and Technology Charter senior forward James Suber has committed to play his college basketball Niagara University. A 6-foot-6 member of the 2014 class who played with Team Philly on the AAU circuit, Suber was … 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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Saint Joseph’s Team Camp Preview (June 19-21)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The area high school team camps continue this weekend with a big affair at St. Joseph’s, as nearly 40 schools from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware–plus one from a little further away–come to City Avenue for … 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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La Salle’s Wright honored at Dobbins

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Jerrell Wright sat on the stage in the auditorium where he received his high school education with a few of his former teachers and his former high school basketball coach. He could not help but laugh … Continue reading

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