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Allentown G Abdur-Rahkman commits to Michigan

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Per his Twitter account, 2014 Central Catholic guard Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman has committed to Michigan while on his official visit to the school. Back on March 28, Abdur-Rahkman told CoBL at the Donofrio Classic that his … Continue reading

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Team Final hosting scrimmage on Saturday

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL), a summer league consisting of 40 of the country’s top Nike-sponsored AAU programs, tips off next week in Sacramento. With just one week before the big event–the only “live” recruiting … Continue reading

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Norristown’s Chris Evans commits to Chestnut Hill

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Norristown 2014 big man Chris Evans has committed to play basketball at Division-II Chestnut Hill College. The 6-7, 250-pounder will be a big body for the Griffins and head coach Jesse Balcer in the Central Atlantic … Continue reading

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Penn gets commitment from Darnell Foreman

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Darnell Foreman only needed five letters on Twitter to announce his collegiate decision: UPenn. The Ivy League institution had become his first Division I offer two weeks back, and after thinking it over, he decided on … Continue reading

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2014 AAU Preview: Team PA

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – There’s something very confident about the new name for the program formerly known as PA Pump N’ Run. To declare themselves “Team Pennsylvania,” for a group consisting of kids from the Harrisburg area in a state … Continue reading

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Old School wins Donofrio Classic behind MVP Stevens

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – A little over a year ago, Lamar Stevens did not even know what the Albert C. Donofrio Classic was. On Tuesday night, the 6-foot-6 sophomore from the Haverford School battled through an injury to lead the … Continue reading

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Drexel’s Abif to miss 2014-15 season with leg injury

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel’s 2014-15 roster already took a big hit, and the season doesn’t even start for seven months. The school announced on Tuesday that junior forward Kazembe Abif will miss his entire senior season with a right … Continue reading

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Wilmington coach Mike Gallagher resigns

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Wilmington University is now in search of a new head coach after Mike Gallagher announced his resignation on Monday. His resignation came after his fifth season as coach of the Wildcats. Gallagher led the team to … Continue reading

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Donofrio Report: April 14

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Here’s tonight’s report from the Donofrio Tournament semifinals in Conshohocken, with features on one rising Catholic League senior, another rising suburban senior and notes on a few others in the longtime high … Continue reading

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Spring Jam Fest: 2015 Standouts

Ian Simon (@CoachSimon200) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – This is a big summer for the graduating class of 2015. Their final summers on the AAU circuit, their chance to show off the skills they’ve been polishing over the last few … Continue reading

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Halil Kanacevic signs contract in Italy’s top league

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Following a stellar three-year career at Saint Joseph’s where he finished as the first to graduate from Saint Joseph’s with 1000 points, 1000 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 blocks for his career, Halil Kanacevic has signed to … Continue reading

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Spring Jam Fest: Day Three Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The first big area AAU tournament of the 2014 season wrapped up on Sunday afternoon, with the conclusion of the Hoop Group’s Spring Jam Fest at the massive Spooky Nook Sports complex in Manheim, Pa. Most … Continue reading

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Maurice Watson chooses Creighton as transfer destination

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It took Maurice Watson Jr. just 11 days to find his new home. The 5-foot-10 former star at Boys’ Latin announced on April 2 that he’d be leaving Boston University in search of a bigger stage. That bigger … Continue reading

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Spring Jam Fest Notebook: April 11

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The 2014 AAU season really got underway in Manheim, Pa., when the Hoop Group’s Spring Jam Fest tipped off on Friday night. Hundreds of teams in the 17U, 16U and 15U brackets opened up play at … Continue reading

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Donofrio Report: April 10

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Game One: Old School Cavaliers 81, LVBR 78 Early on, it was Mikal Bridges’ sharpshooting that propelled LVBR out to a 43-35 halftime lead. Princeton commit Amir Bell heated up out of the break, and Old … Continue reading

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2014 AAU Preview: Team F.O.E. (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Welcome to the new Team F.O.E. Once an offshoot of an established North Philadelphia AAU program, founded by two of the more successful players to come out of this city over the last 15 years, The … Continue reading

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2014 AAU Preview: Team Philly

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Continuing with our look at all the area AAU programs, we come to the aptly-named Team Philly, which features kids from throughout the three biggest “city” leagues–the Public League, Catholic League and Inter-Ac–on all three of … Continue reading

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Donofrio Report: April 9

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The first night of the Donofrio quarterfinals certainly felt like the intensity level had been turned up a notch. Keep reading to find out who advanced towards next Tuesday’s final, as well as some notes and … Continue reading

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2014 AAU Preview: WE R1 (Del.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Formerly the East Coast Elite and NJABC programs, WE R1 enters its third year under the joint venture started by co-directors Terrell Myers and Matt Pauls. And expectations are higher than they’ve ever been. Last year’s … Continue reading

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Mary Kline Classic releases 2014 rosters

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Mary Kline Classic, which has brought together some of the country’s top high school basketball players together to show off their talents for a good cause for the last three years, released the rosters for … Continue reading

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Penn State guard Graham Woodward to transfer

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State freshman guard Graham Woodward has been granted a release from his scholarship and intends to transfer to another university, per the school. “Graham has made the decision to continue his playing career elsewhere,” head coach Patrick Chambers said in … Continue reading

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Rowan reunion as Giannini, Stewart elected to PASCCA Hall of Fame

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For one night, the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association’s annual Senior Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction turned into a Rowan basketball reunion. More than a dozen former Profs players and coaches, along with family … Continue reading

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Eric Marbury carrying on family lineage for LVBR

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Scanning the roster for the Donofrio doubleheader at the Fellowship House in Conshohocken, one player’s last name stood out in a “do-you-think-he’s-related?” type of way. Eric Marbury, a point guard for LVBR, was impressive as he … Continue reading

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2014 AAU Preview: PA Renegades

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – One of the smaller programs we’ll profile as we preview the upcoming season, the Renegades are nonetheless very worth knowing due to a strong 17U squad that only got better from last year. Led by Mike Nichols, … Continue reading

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CoBL 2014 Spring Coverage Hub

Here at CoBL, we will be providing a ton of coverage this spring ranging from recruiting updates to AAU tournaments. There are multiple area players looking to build their recruiting stocks this summer, and some who are already committed. Here is … Continue reading

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