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Penn State releases full 2014-15 schedule

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – The Big Ten conference released its full 2014-15 schedule on Thursday evening. Penn State released its 13-game non-conference schedule a few weeks back, but now the Nittany Lions’ complete 2014-15 schedule is set. In a perennial powerhouse conference, the Nittany Lions didn’t receive any gifts … Continue reading

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Temple adds McKie as assistant coach

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple’s coaching staff looks like it will get a shake-up this season, though perhaps not the one that was expected a few weeks back. Temple coach Fran Dunphy has added former Owl and Sixers guard Aaron … Continue reading

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Lafayette releases full 2014-15 schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the season getting closer and closer, the 2014-15 season schedules are finally coming out. Following on the release of the Patriot League’s master schedule a week before, Lafayette released its complete slate for the upcoming … Continue reading

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CoBL to host first two events this fall

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Entering its third year of covering basketball in and around Philadelphia, City of Basketball Love is ready to add something new to the region’s hoops scene. This fall, CoBL will be hosting its first two events: … Continue reading

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Jackson-Cartwright eager to start winning again

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – Miles Jackson-Cartwright‘s individual career was nothing but steady. The California native averaged at least 10.8 points per game in each season he was a Quaker, finishing 13th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,401 points. From a team … Continue reading

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Despite doubters, D.J. Rivera still playing

Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) – D.J. Rivera has had his fair-share of ups-and-downs throughout his career. Throughout all of them, he’s refused to listen to people who told him his career was probably over. “If I cared about people’s opinions I … 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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Constitution’s Ahmad Gilbert headed to George Mason

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Two weeks after visiting George Mason University, Constitution senior Ahmad Gilbert couldn’t stop thinking about the school. So he decided to end his recruitment on Friday afternoon, becoming the Patriots’ first commitment for 2015. “[George Mason] really … Continue reading

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Del-Val Charter moves up to Pub’s ‘A’ Division

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Public League’s format changes a little bit every year, and this year is no exception. The 2014-15 schedule, which came out today, has last year’s ‘B’ champs Del-Val Charter moved up to the ‘A’ Division, … Continue reading

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Dragons to invade China next week

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – The Dragon has been a part of Chinese folklore for thousands of years. They have been known as a symbol for great power, so much so that Emperors used the sign of the Dragon as a … Continue reading

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Patriot League releases 2014-15 conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Patriot League has released its 2014-15 league schedule grid and tournament dates, though television times are still yet to come. The league’s 10 members will each play 18 conference games between Wednesday, Dec. 31 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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Drexel’s Lee working back from ACL injury

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – It was supposed to be a big year for Drexel’s Damion Lee. The 6-foot-6 wing was coming off a breakout sophomore season in which he led the team with 17.1 ppg, earning Second Team All-CAA honors, and … Continue reading

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‘Nova alums lead Skeem Team to Rumph Classic title

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Scottie Reynolds has some experience hitting big shots in his Philadelphia basketball career. While tonight’s Rumph Classic championship game was certainly a much smaller stage than his buzzer-beater against Pittsburgh in the 2009 Elite Eight, Reynolds … Continue reading

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Kyle Lowry’s Second Community Day this Saturday

Jeff McDevitt (@jeffmcdev) – Coming off his best NBA season so far where he averaged 17.9 points, 7.4 assists and 4.7 rebounds a game, Cardinal Dougherty/Villanova product Kyle Lowry will be holding an event to give back to his North … 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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Roselle’s Pierre Sarr hoping to contribute to TOC run

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Having to watch his Roselle Catholic teammates from the sideline as they beat St. Anthony for the Non-Public ‘B’ championship last year was tough for Pierre Sarr. The wrist injury that the then-junior suffered in February … 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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Danny Rumph Classic Notebook: Reynolds, Carr

Madison Elliott (@M_Elliott95) & Varun Kumar (@vrkumar8) – The Danny Rumph Classic brings back quite a few Philadelphia ballplayers, both native to the City of Brotherly Love and otherwise, back to the city for some high-level competition. Here are two … Continue reading

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For Sharif Bray, Rumph Classic more than just a cause

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Most of the men at the Danny Rumph Tournament came to play for a great cause, but one of the players, Sharif Bray, came to play for more than just that. Bray personally knew Daniel Rumph … Continue reading

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Primetime Shootout: Day 1 Notebook

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – 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 for the first day of the Primetime Shootout on … 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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