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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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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 41

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – It’s back to the CoBL Studios, with Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) and Jeff Neiburg (@jeff_neiburg) getting behind the microphones for the 41st episode of the Podcast of Basketball Love. This time, they’re joined by a special in-studio … 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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West Chester’s “Big 64″ schedule released

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – West Chester’s “Big 64″ Shootout is always one of the bigger pre-season high school events around, with dozens of area programs taking part in an entertaining weekend of basketball. This year, it’ll be 72 different teams from … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Cherry Hill West (N.J.)

David Hassinger (@david_hassinger) – (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: Methacton (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (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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Schalick’s Mike Holloway commits to Fairleigh-Dickinson

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Coming into the month of July, Schalick (N.J.) big man Mike Holloway had zero Division I scholarship options. Coming out of the month, he had too many options to know what to do with. Eventually, the 6-foot-7, … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Perkiomen School (Pa.)

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – (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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St. Benedict’s Eli Cain commits to Delaware

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After cutting his list down to four schools, St. Benedict’s (N.J.) guard Eli Cain announced his ultimate decision on Friday night, taking to Twitter to let everybody know he’d be a Blue Hen. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound … Continue reading

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92 in 92: The Phelps School (Pa.)

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – (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 … 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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Brunson the potential missing piece for Villanova tourney run

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Shabazz Napier and UConn. Russ Smith and Louisville. Kemba Walker and UConn (again). To make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament these days, it’s pretty clear that you need a lead guard who can put … Continue reading

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Isaiah Still commits to Robert Morris

Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) – Isaiah Still only needed to take one official visit before deciding where he would be spending the next four years of his life. “I just really fell in with Robert Morris when I walked in,” he … Continue reading

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‘Nova gets commitment from top 2015 target Jalen Brunson

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – After swinging and missing on a few elite prospects in recent weeks, Jay Wright and Villanova have landed potentially their top target in the 2015 class. Stevenson (Ill.) point guard Jalen Brunson, son of former Temple … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 40

After a month without an edition, the Podcast of Basketball Love returned for episode No. 40 on a big news day in Philly hoops. As usual, Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) was behind the mic with co-host and CoBL staffer Jeff Neiburg … Continue reading

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Drexel lands commitment from 2015 DC point guard Terrell Allen

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel began its 2015 recruiting class this week, with a commitment from DeMatha (Md.) senior Terrell Allen on Wednesday afternoon. Allen, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound point guard, committed to Dragons coach Bruiser Flint the night before on … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Downingtown West (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (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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Villanova, Big East release full 2014-15 schedules

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With an exciting combination of promising young talent and proven veteran leadership, Villanova is expected to be one of the strongest teams in the Big East this season. Based on the Wildcats’ 2014-15 schedule, head coach … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Pt. Pleasant Beach (N.J.)

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) – (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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Jalen Brunson to make decision on Wednesday, ‘Nova a finalist

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Nova Nation will be on the edge of its seat come 5pm Wednesday evening. After spending a weekend at Villanova on an official visit the past few days, 2015 point guard Jalen Brunson (Lincolnshire, Ill.) will decide between … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Parkland HS (Pa.)

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – (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: Great Valley (Pa.)

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – (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: Hershey High School (Pa.)

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (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 … Continue reading

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Penn State names D.J. Irving graduate manager

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Make it four former players who learned the game under Patrick Chambers that will now serve on his coaching staff at Penn State. Recent Boston University grad D.J. Irving, who was named a graduate manager on Friday, joins Dwayne Anderson, Ross Condon and Nicholas … Continue reading

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