Category Archives: Josh Verlin

92 in 92: Bonner-Prendergast (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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Haverford School’s Levan Alston stays home, commits to Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple has its backcourt of the future, and the makings of a very good incoming freshman class in 2015. Haverford School senior guard Levan Alston, Jr. gave his verbal commitment to Fran Dunphy and the Owls in a press … Continue reading

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Inter-Ac MVP Tim Guers commits to St. Anselm (N.H.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Tim Guers didn’t know what else he needed to do to prove himself. As a junior at Germantown Academy, he averaged 16.9 ppg to lead the Patriots to an Inter-Academic League championship. For his efforts, the … Continue reading

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Philly vs. New York: 2016/2017 Standouts

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder), Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Several of the top prospects from Philadelphia and New York went head-to-head in a trio of games on Saturday night at Ben Franklin in this year’s Philly vs. N.Y. … Continue reading

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Philly vs. NY All-City Classic rosters finalized

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – One of the classic East Coast basketball debates is always Philly vs. New York. And for the last few years, the All-City classic has tried to help settle that debate, with a trio of games featuring … Continue reading

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At 84, Bill Mlkvy wants to leave student-athlete legacy at Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Sitting in the lobby of Temple’s basketball practice facility, Bill Mlkvy can’t help but be a little jealous of his surroundings. The modern, two-year-old facility is located on the third floor of the renovated Pearson-McGonigle Hall–a … Continue reading

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West Chester “Big 64″ Day 2 Standouts

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20), Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Second day of the West Chester “Big 64″ Shootout, presented by Performance Refinement, featured quite a few of the area’s top teams (and a few from outside the usual … Continue reading

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West Chester “Big 64″ Day 2 Notebook (Part 2)

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20), Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Second day of the West Chester “Big 64″ Shootout, presented by Performance Refinement, featured quite a few of the area’s top teams (and a few from outside the usual … Continue reading

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West Chester “Big 64″ Day 2 Notebook (Part 1)

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20), Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Second day of the West Chester “Big 64″ Shootout, presented by Performance Refinement, featured quite a few of the area’s top teams (and a few from outside the usual … Continue reading

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West Chester “Big 64″ Day 1 Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The first day of the West Chester “Big 64” Shootout saw 40 of the 72 teams scheduled to hit the courts at WCU this weekend in action, and there was no shortage of good talent around. … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Reading High School (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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West Chester’s “Big 64″ schedule updated

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – West Chester’s “Big 64″ Shootout is always one of the bigger pre-season high school events around, with dozens of area programs taking part in an entertaining weekend of basketball. This year, it’ll be 72 different teams from … Continue reading

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Yevgen Sakhniuk brings Euro flavor to Explorers

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Unlike many young European ballplayers who dream of coming to the United States one day to play college basketball, Yevgen Sakhniuk wasn’t thinking that big. “I wanted to come to America just to see the country … Continue reading

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Drexel releases 2014-15 schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A mix of high-major opponents and some talented regional squads highlight Drexel’s 2014-15 schedule, which was released on Thursday afternoon. The season gets underway with a trip out to Boulder, Colo. to take on the Buffaloes … Continue reading

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Lehigh’s 2014-15 schedule released

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – An opening-day clash with the defending Big East champions Villanova and a trip down to Arizona State highlight Lehigh’s 2014-15 schedule, which was released on Thursday morning. The 28-game slate starts off on November 14 at … Continue reading

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Bostick has something to prove at Roman Catholic

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After a big 2013 summer on the AAU circuit, in which he picked up six Division I scholarship offers, Nazeer Bostick had high expectations for his sophomore season. Instead, the 6-foot-3 wing guard found himself mostly … Continue reading

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Carroll’s Aflakpui getting final looks at schools

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With just a matter of weeks remaining until his looming college choice, Archbishop Carroll senior forward Ernest Aflakpui is taking a close look at each school that’s in his final grouping. Big 5 Temple and Saint Joseph’s … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Methacton (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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Schalick’s Mike Holloway commits to Fairleigh-Dickinson

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Coming into the month of July, Schalick (N.J.) big man Mike Holloway had zero Division I scholarship options. Coming out of the month, he had too many options to know what to do with. Eventually, the 6-foot-7, … Continue reading

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St. Benedict’s Eli Cain commits to Delaware

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After cutting his list down to four schools, St. Benedict’s (N.J.) guard Eli Cain announced his ultimate decision on Friday night, taking to Twitter to let everybody know he’d be a Blue Hen. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound … Continue reading

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Brunson the potential missing piece for Villanova tourney run

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Shabazz Napier and UConn. Russ Smith and Louisville. Kemba Walker and UConn (again). To make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament these days, it’s pretty clear that you need a lead guard who can put … Continue reading

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Drexel lands commitment from 2015 DC point guard Terrell Allen

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel began its 2015 recruiting class this week, with a commitment from DeMatha (Md.) senior Terrell Allen on Wednesday afternoon. Allen, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound point guard, committed to Dragons coach Bruiser Flint the night before on … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Downingtown West (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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Villanova, Big East release full 2014-15 schedules

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With an exciting combination of promising young talent and proven veteran leadership, Villanova is expected to be one of the strongest teams in the Big East this season. Based on the Wildcats’ 2014-15 schedule, head coach … Continue reading

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Hill grad John Carroll impressing already at Hartford

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It took Hartford freshman John Carroll until the third game of his new team’s trip to Australia to get his clearance to play. A delay the arrival of his transcript from Ireland kept him on the … Continue reading

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