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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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Watkins leaving MCS for Phelps School

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Math, Civics & Sciences is losing a big part of its hopes at a 2014-15 Public League title, while the Phelps School got a big boost to its PAISAA chances in one fell swoop on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Penn releases complete 2014-15 schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After two rough years, Penn desperately needs to build some momentum in 2014-15. They’ve already done it on the recruiting trail, where Jerome Allen has gotten commitments from four very talented high school seniors. The 2014-15 schedule, which … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Harrisburg 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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CoBL High School Previews: 92 in 92

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Yes, the 2014-15 high school season is still three months away. But with so many talented high school programs in the CoBL coverage area–which, for now, covers Philadelphia, southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey, with some attention … Continue reading

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CAA releases complete 2014-15 conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The 2014-15 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball schedule is out, with CoBL-area squads Drexel and Delaware finding out what their roads will look like if they want to earn the conference’s auto-bid to the NCAA Tournament … Continue reading

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Tony Chennault takes different path after college

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Carl Arrigale hadn’t seen anything like it. All of the top ballplayers to come out of Neumann-Goretti–previously St. John Neumann–in Arrigale’s 15 years had followed a similar path. Rick Jackson, Scoop Jardine, Tyreek Duren, Daniel Stewart, … Continue reading

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