Category Archives: Public League

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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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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Northeast Basketball League Recap: June 11

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The Northeast Basketball League, a spring high school summer league, is wrapping up its regular season this week, with the 24 squads partaking in the league vying for one of 16 spots … Continue reading

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Penn Team Camp Preview (June 7)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – This month, there are a number of high school team camps hosted by various colleges around the area. This is a preview of Penn’s, which takes place on Saturday, June 7 As would be expected from … 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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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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Northeast Basketball League Recap: May 8

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – 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 each week, the two … Continue reading

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2014 All-City Classic Rosters Released

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The 20th annual Wayne Ellington All-City Classic, which takes place at Girard College on May 30, released its rosters on Thursday. Over the past 20 years, most of the top talent to come out of the … Continue reading

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Northeast Basketball League Recap: May 6

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – 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 each week, the two … Continue reading

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Brandon Austin leaving Oregon after suspension, sexual assault investigation

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The troubles for Philadelphia native Brandon Austin continue. After getting suspended prior to his freshman season at Providence, he elected to transfer to Oregon midway through the year. It was later discovered he’d been the subject … Continue reading

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Public League POY Chris Bing commits to East Stroudsburg

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – 2013-14 Public League Player of the Year Chris Bing made the decision on Thursday to commit to Division II East Stroudsburg (Pa.). The 6-foot-7, 190-pound forward averaged 18 points per game for the Central Lancers, leading … Continue reading

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Gilbert gets wake-up call in Constitution win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It took an animated talk with a coach for Ahmad Gilbert to see the difference between trying to lead his team to victory and actually doing it. In the first half, the Constitution junior had nine … Continue reading

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Newton unfazed as Saints earn AAA final berth

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – For 32 minutes, Neumann-Goretti guard Ja’Quan Newton found himself the subject of double-teams and physical defense against the PE&T Chargers. They did anything they possibly and legally (sometimes illegally) could do to rattle the senior. No … Continue reading

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