Category Archives: Public League

Coaches vs. Cancer High School Classic Preview (Dec. 13)

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The Coaches vs. Cancer High School Classic brings eight area high school teams to Cheltenham High School for a good cause on Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for high school students, and all proceeds … Continue reading

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Washington’s late addition Watson key in win over Prep

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Elmange Watson left Northeast High School for what he hoped was a better academic opportunity at Palmer Charter. That was going well, until Palmer suddenly shut its doors on October 27. That sent 286 students scrambling … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Sunday, December 7

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Green’s hot shooting propels Neumann-Goretti to 55-45 victory over Philly Electric

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – Quade Green had never heard his name called during the announcement of the starting lineups in a high school game before Saturday night. It didn’t seem to bother him. The Neumann-Goretti sophomore guard scored a game-high 18 … Continue reading

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Play-By-Play Tip-Off Classic Preview

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Plenty of top schools from Pennsylvania–and a few from New Jersey and Maryland–will be in action for the third annual Play By Play Tip-Off Classic at Philadelphia University (Pa.) on Saturday, Dec. 6. Here’s the schedule … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Martin Luther King (Pa.)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – (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. For the … Continue reading

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2014-15 CoBL HS Preview: Public League “A”

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The first year of the “Super Six” at the top of the Public League certainly played out as well as could have been expected last year, with three talented teams at the top battling it out … Continue reading

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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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