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Drexel, Penn State announce two-year “off-campus” series

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel and Penn State announced the formation of a two-year “off-campus” agreement to play each other once this season and once next season, the schools announced on Thursday. The first matchup will take place this Dec. … Continue reading

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Top 2015 guard Levan Alston sets final six schools

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – From a list of 20-plus offers, Haverford School/Team Final combo guard Levan “Shawn” Alston, Jr. has decided on his final six. And they are: Temple, Virginia Commonwealth, Marquette, Notre Dame, Penn State and Penn. “I picked … Continue reading

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July Live Period Wrap-up: 2015 Standouts

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – CoBL’s writers were all over the area this July, watching camps and AAU tournaments throughout the three live recruiting periods to see which prospects had been working on their games to showcase their skills in front … Continue reading

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July Live Period Wrap-up: 2016 Standouts

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – CoBL’s writers were all over the area this July, watching camps and AAU tournaments throughout the three live recruiting periods to see which prospects had been working on their games to showcase their skills in front … Continue reading

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July Live Period Wrap-up: 2017 Standouts

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – CoBL’s writers were all over the area this July, watching camps and AAU tournaments throughout the three live recruiting periods to see which prospects had been working on their games to showcase their skills in front … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 38

The Podcast of Basketball Love returns for its 38th edition after a jam-packed live recruiting period and AAU season. Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) is behind the microphone with Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) at the CoBL studios, with a trio of guests calling … Continue reading

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Trey Lowe cuts list down to four schools

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Just one day after saying he was going to cut his list of more than a dozen offers down to a final five schools, Trey Lowe decided he only had four he really was still considering. … Continue reading

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Markis McDuffie adds two offers after Vegas; talks visits

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Thanks to another good performance at the Fab48 event out in Las Vegas, St. Anthony/Sports U wing Markis McDuffie picked up two high-level offers to add to his list. Maryland extended a scholarship on Monday afternoon, … Continue reading

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End of Summer Classic: Day 2 Notebook

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) & Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) – The 2014 AAU season wrapped up on Sunday afternoon, with the final few games of the Elevate Hoops End of Summer Classic. Here’s a recruiting notebook from the event, featuring 15U and … Continue reading

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Buzzer Beater Classic: Tournament Standouts

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The two-day Hoop Group Buzzer Beater Classic at the Hoop Group Headquarters in Neptune, NJ closed out the July Live Period with very good action in the 15U-17U divisions. The scores from Sunday’s championship games are … Continue reading

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Buzzer Beater Classic: Recruiting Notebook

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The two-day Hoop Group Buzzer Beater Classic at the Hoop Group Headquarters in Neptune, NJ closed out the July Live Period with very good action in the 15U-17U divisions. The scores from Sunday’s championship games are … Continue reading

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WE R1 finishes AAU season strong at End of Summer Classic

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger), Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – No area AAU team had a stronger July than WE R1′s oldest group. After taking home the Under Armour Invitational inaugural title last week in Atlanta, the Delaware-based program … Continue reading

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End of Summer Classic: Day 1 Notebook

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) & Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) – The final AAU weekend of 2014 has arrived, with prospects getting two final days out in front of Division I coaches for the last time (in an organized setting) before their high … Continue reading

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Penn State announces Sandy Barbour as Athletic Director

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Penn State president Eric Barron introduced Sandy Barbour as the new Athletic Director of the university Saturday afternoon in a press conference in Beaver Stadium. “We are Penn State. I am all in and ready to get … Continue reading

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Schalick’s Mike Holloway making his own name

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Literally and figuratively, Mike Holloway has always just been Rashaan Holloway’s little brother. That was true up through last year, when his older brother was blowing up both at Schalick HS and with the Philly Ballhawks to … Continue reading

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Live in A.C.: Day 3 Notebook

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Elevate Hoops’ “Live in Atlantic City” event finished up on Friday evening, with three teams coming out with championships. Team Takeover Black took home the 15U championship, as Chris Lykes’ 19 points led them to a … Continue reading

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West coast trip highlights Delaware’s non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Delaware spent most of last November and December playing everywhere, it seemed, except for the friendly confines of the Bob Carpenter Center. This year’s Blue Hens will also travel plenty before the Colonial Athletic Association play … Continue reading

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Temple releases 2014-15 non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Though a few high-profile opponents were known a few weeks ago, Temple finalized its non-conference schedule on Friday. As expected, Big 5 play and several NCAA tournament mainstays dominate the slate, with a few solid mid-major … Continue reading

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Kasper Christiansen could be next big Euro prospect

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – John Alexander has had some talented players come through his Global Squad camp. Last year, the program’s third in existence, saw one of its alumni–all foreign high schoolers who come to the United States for a … Continue reading

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Brooks heads to South Kent in search of playing time, development

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Sometime around the midway point of the 2013-14 season, Nysier Brooks was unhappy. Never mind the fact that his Archbishop Carroll team was practically plowing through its Catholic League schedule. Never mind that Brooks was only … Continue reading

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Live in A.C.: Day 2 Notebook (Part 2)

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Elevate Hoops’ “Live in Atlantic City” event kicked off the final week of the 2014 July live periods on Wednesday. Here’s a notebook from the second night of the event (for a notebook from the earlier Day … Continue reading

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Improved Jones stays committed to Team Evolution

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – All of the offers, all of the biggest schools watching him, all of the athleticism that makes him a dream for the highlight reel–Derrick Jones already has that. In the past few years, he’s had numerous … Continue reading

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Live in A.C. Day 2 Notebook (Part 1)

Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Elevate Hoops Live in A.C. tournament continued onto its second day on Thursday, with action at Richard Stockton College, Atlantic City High School and Ventnor Middle School going on all day … Continue reading

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One accomplishment all that eludes Isaiah Briscoe

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The underdog story has always been a popular one in the sports world. The story of David, doing what no one expected him to do and defeating Goliath. Many athletes will say that they thrive using … Continue reading

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Live in A.C.: Day 1 Notebook

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Elevate Hoops’ “Live in Atlantic City” event kicked off the final week of the 2014 July live periods on Wednesday. Here’s a notebook from the first night of the event: Sam Foreman (2015/Martin Luther King, Pa./Philly … Continue reading

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