Category Archives: Josh Verlin

Delco Pro-Am: Semifinal Recap

Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Delco Pro-Am’s top four teams took to the main court at Haverford College on Thursday night in the league’s penultimate night of the season. The semifinals were filled with plenty of professional basketball … Continue reading

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Drexel, Penn State announce two-year “off-campus” series

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel and Penn State announced the formation of a two-year “off-campus” agreement to play each other once this season and once next season, the schools announced on Thursday. The first matchup will take place this Dec. … 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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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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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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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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Schalick’s Mike Holloway making his own name

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Literally and figuratively, Mike Holloway has always just been Rashaan Holloway’s little brother. That was true up through last year, when his older brother was blowing up both at Schalick HS and with the Philly Ballhawks to … Continue reading

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West coast trip highlights Delaware’s non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Delaware spent most of last November and December playing everywhere, it seemed, except for the friendly confines of the Bob Carpenter Center. This year’s Blue Hens will also travel plenty before the Colonial Athletic Association play … Continue reading

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Temple releases 2014-15 non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Though a few high-profile opponents were known a few weeks ago, Temple finalized its non-conference schedule on Friday. As expected, Big 5 play and several NCAA tournament mainstays dominate the slate, with a few solid mid-major … 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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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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Summer Jam Fest: Day 1 Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – More than 300 AAU teams, family and college coaches poured into Manheim, Pa. on Friday for the first day of the Summer Jam Fest’s debut at Spooky Nook Sports. The 700,000-sq. ft. … Continue reading

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Summer Classic East Championship Recaps

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob), Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Hoop Group Summer Classic East wrapped up at Competitive Edge Sports on Friday night. Plenty of talent outside of the Philadelphia area had success in the championship games, … Continue reading

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Summer Classic East: Day 1 Notebook (Part 1)

Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Hoop Group’s Summer Classic East kicked off the second July live period in the area, with brackets in the 15U, 16U and 17U brackets getting underway shortly before Division I coaches … Continue reading

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Deividas Zemgulis a “steal” for Penn State

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Deividas Zemgulis got to the United States from his native Lithuania last June he decided to watch movies and read books to work on his English. His choices might have been somewhat unorthodox, however: ‘Friday’ … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 37

After an eventful first July live period, Josh Verlin (@jmverlin), Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) and Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) talk about local and national risers from various events from the past week. Our first guest on the show is Eric Hampford (@Future150EricH), … Continue reading

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Roman’s Wilkerson finally breaks through

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – TreVaughn Wilkerson spent three years at Roman Catholic watching his teammates receive and eventually accept Division I offers. This year’s senior guards, Shep Garner (Penn State) and Rashaan London (Drexel), both got offers by their sophomore … Continue reading

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Terrance Ferguson: “I will finish” at Prime Prep

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – [UPDATE: On July 15, 2014, Dallas/Fort Worth Fox affiliate KDFW reported that the Texas Education Agency has revoked Prime Prep’s charter, and that the school plans to appeal the ruling. The appeal … Continue reading

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Elevate Hoops Showdown: Tournament Standouts

Alex Chesen (@amchesen), Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_neiburg) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Elevate Hoops Showdown concluded its two-day tournament on Sunday afternoon, with the 15U, 16U and 17U brackets all holding their various semifinals and finals on the courts at … Continue reading

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Elevate Hoops Showdown: Day 2 Recruiting Notebook

David Hassinger (@david_hassinger), Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Elevate Hoops Showdown concluded its two-day tournament on Sunday afternoon, with the 15U, 16U and 17U brackets all holding their various semifinals and finals on the courts at … Continue reading

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Elevate Hoops Showdown: Championship Recaps

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger), Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Elevate Hoops Showdown concluded its two-day tournament on Sunday afternoon, with the 15U, 16U and 17U brackets all holding their various semifinals and finals on the courts at … Continue reading

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Elevate Hoops Showdown: Day 1 Evening Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the Reebok Breakout Classic wrapped up after its three days, the Elevate Hoops Showdown’s two-day, high-level tournament got underway on Saturday. The 17U bracket ran all day on the four courts at Philly U, with … Continue reading

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Hoop Group Elite Camp: Day 3 Notebook (2016/2017s)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – More than 700 high schoolers descended on the campus of Albright College in Reading, Pa. this week for the Hoop Group’s first Elite Camp of the summer, and the Division I coaches … Continue reading

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