Category Archives: Recruiting

Hawks offer, eye Vermont Academy’s Holt

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Vermont Academy forward Emmitt Holt has been one of the nation’s biggest risers in the July live period. His decision to attend prep school after graduating from Webster Schroeder (N.Y.) is paying off, and he now holds … Continue reading

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Lamarr Kimble becomes Saint Joseph’s first 2015 commit

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) point guard Lamarr Kimble became the first member of Saint Joseph’s incoming 2015 class this weekend, giving the Hawks a pure point guard in their backcourt for the next four years. Playing with Nike-backed Team … 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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Cherry Hill’s Jake Silpe commits to Penn

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Cherry Hill East guard Jake Silpe‘s decision figured to stretch well into the fall as the guard tried to sort from over a dozen offers, all from schools who wanted him to run their offense for the next … 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: 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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Lykes proves good things do come in small packages

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Chris Lykes is used to being counted out. He is used to being overlooked. However, by the end of the game, it is impossible to ignore the point guard, who’s listed at 5-foot-6 though his coach … 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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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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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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Battle of the Borders: Day 1 Notebook

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg), Varun Kumar (@vrkumar8) & Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – The Battle of the Borders kicked off a two-day showcase at Life Center for the final July live period with a number of WE R1 teams highlighting the field. Here’s a few players … 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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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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High-majors calling on Tony Carr after Peach Jam run

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Since college coaches could begin contacting players from the Class of 2016 last month, Tony Carr‘s phone has been one of the busiest in the area. The 6-3 point guard made a name for himself throughout the … Continue reading

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Summer Jam Fest: Day 3 Notebook

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The Hoop Group Summer Jam Fest came to a close on Sunday evening at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pa. Most of the AAU circuit’s top teams were down in Georgia at … Continue reading

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