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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 6-6 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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Penn basketball in a state of flux

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Despite the fact that Penn returned every player from its 2012-13 roster, the Quakers managed to get worse in head coach Jerome Allen‘s fourth full year at the helm. It was obvious that something about the … 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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Spring Jam Fest: 2016/2017 Breakout Candidates

Ian Simon (@CoachSimon200) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – One of the best parts about the beginning of a new AAU season is the sense of hope in the air, especially for a lot of young ballplayers who are hoping to … 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: Recruiting Updates

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – The Hoop Group Spring Jam Fest is in the midst of a three-day stay in Manheim, PA. Hundreds of AAU teams in the 15U, 16U and 17U age divisions descended upon Spooky Nook Sports and its … 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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Abington Friends’ Robinson commits to UDC

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Joe Robinson has finally found a home. The 2014 forward from Abington Friends has been on the recruiting trail, talking with coaches, sending out game and workout tapes and taking visits to various campus. When Division II University … 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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Donofrio Report: April 8

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Josh Einbinder-Schatz (@IronicJosh) – It was a hectic night in Conshohocken, as two Donofrio favorites fell before they could reach the quarterfinals. Game 1: Old School Cavaliers 87, I-3 All Stars 73 The favorite for the 2014 … 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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