Category Archives: Recruiting

Marfo to transfer to Worcester, reclassify to 2016

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Even Kevin Marfo is surprised at how well this summer went. The 6-foot-8 power forward came into the July live periods with no scholarship offers; by the time the month was over, he held offers from … Continue reading

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Horace Spencer continues Auburn’s recruiting momentum

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl made Findlay Prep (Nev.) forward Horace Spencer a top priority, meeting with the 2015 forward at 12:01am this morning. It was literally the first minute that Pearl was able to talk … Continue reading

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Carroll’s Derrick Jones cuts list to nine

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The recent trend from the local 2015 prospects has been to stay local for college. St. Joe’s just landed Philadelphia Catholic League guards Lamarr Kimble and Chris Clover, Temple added Central Jersey wing Trey Lowe, and … Continue reading

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Jersey guard Jason Dunne headed to Hartford

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Division I programs who go on pre-season trips abroad get 10 summer practices to prepare, and coaches across the country will talk about the benefits of that extra time in the gym. In getting ready for … Continue reading

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Roman’s Wilkerson pledges to Hartford

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – The Hartford Hawks lose five seniors to graduation after the 2014-15 season. A tough blow indeed, but on Monday afternoon, they began building up the class that will take their place–starting with the verbal commitment of Roman … Continue reading

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Primetime Shootout: Weekend Notebook

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) David Hassinger (@david_hassinger) – Some of the best teams in New Jersey (and a few good ones from Pennsylvania) took the courts at West Windsor-Plainsboro South High School at this weekend’s Primetime Shootout, with two courts running all … Continue reading

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Myles Powell making most of move to Trenton Catholic

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Following the 2012-13 season, things were certainly looking up for the Medford Tech Jaguars. Coming off of a South Jersey Group 2 championship, the first sectional title in school history, their two stars, Eli Cain and … Continue reading

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Coach CoBL’s Summer Thoughts

Coach CoBL (@hooplove215) – (Editor’s Note: Our newest feature, Coach CoBL features one anonymous Division I coach’s thoughts on college basketball, recruiting and other topics related to the sport. He’ll be filing reports from time to time, this is his … Continue reading

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Big 5 stocking up with area talent in 2015

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Trey Lowe committed to Temple on Thursday night, he only became the latest in a trend this year that’s nothing but good for hoops in the City of Brotherly Love. Lowe–a Ewing, N.J. native–is already … Continue reading

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Ewing’s Trey Lowe commits to Temple

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – For Ewing shooting guard Trey Lowe, the biggest decision of his life was supposed to wait for a few months to help weigh his options. The picture became clearer faster than that and, two weeks after the … 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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Brunson taking official visits to Villanova, Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – One of the top point guards in the 2015 class has set three of his five official visits, and two of them are Big 5 institutions. According to Joe Henrickensen, who runs the City/Suburban Hoops Report … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 39

The Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 39 with CoBL’s Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) and Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) behind the microphones follows up on a big weekend in Philly hoops. Saint Joseph’s picked up commitments from two local Philadelphia Catholic League guards … Continue reading

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Donovan Mitchell: ‘Nova “blew me away”

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Donovan Mitchell had just one word to describe his meteoric rise this July, which saw him add offers from Kansas, Auburn, Wichita State, Georgetown, Villanova, Memphis, Louisville, and South Florida. “It was surreal for me,” he … Continue reading

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Mustapha Traore cuts list down to final six

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After a July explosion, Mustapha Traore is starting to narrow down his college options. The rising senior at the Phelps School, who plays his AAU basketball with the WE R1-affiliated Team F.O.E., came into the final … Continue reading

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Kimble, Clover give Hawks the backcourt they wanted

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – There was never a doubt heading into the recruiting period that Phil Martelli and his staff needed to restock the Saint Joseph’s backcourt. It’s been made clear that oft-injured sophomore guard Kyle Molock will no longer … Continue reading

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Big man Nwankwo considering Temple in final six

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – As 2015 big man Jonathan Nwankwo narrows his list of schools heading into his senior season, one newcomer is giving him a lot to think about as he prepares to make his decision. Temple has shown … Continue reading

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Class of 2016 F Joe Hampton commits to Penn State

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – The good times keep rolling for Pat Chambers and his coaching staff. After receiving a commitment a couple of weeks ago from 2015 guard Josh Reaves, Chambers and Penn State followed that up by receiving a verbal commitment … Continue reading

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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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