Category Archives: Josh Verlin

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Imhotep’s Devin Liggeons commits to Wagner

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – On his way up to Wagner College for an unofficial visit, Devin Liggeons wasn’t expecting to end his recruitment this early in the process. After seeing what the school and head coach Bashir Mason had to … Continue reading

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Brunson taking official visits to Villanova, Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – One of the top point guards in the 2015 class has set three of his five official visits, and two of them are Big 5 institutions. According to Joe Henrickensen, who runs the City/Suburban Hoops Report … Continue reading

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Villanova draws VCU in Legends Classic

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova found out its draw for the 2014 Legends Classic with the release of the bracket on Friday, and the semifinal matchup at the Barclays Center in New York is sure to be a good one. … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 39

The Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 39 with CoBL’s Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) and Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) behind the microphones follows up on a big weekend in Philly hoops. Saint Joseph’s picked up commitments from two local Philadelphia Catholic League guards … Continue reading

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Mustapha Traore cuts list down to final six

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After a July explosion, Mustapha Traore is starting to narrow down his college options. The rising senior at the Phelps School, who plays his AAU basketball with the WE R1-affiliated Team F.O.E., came into the final … Continue reading

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Duren’s replacement key to La Salle’s maintaining success

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – As far as La Salle head coach John Giannini is concerned, Tyreek Duren wasn’t his team’s starting point guard for the last four years. Sure, Duren did start all 132 games he played in during his … Continue reading

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West Windsor-Plainsboro Shootout Preview

David Hassinger (@David_Hassinger) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Over 30 area high schools will descend on Central Jersey next weekend for the West-Windsor-Plainsboro Shootout, which features three days of high-level competition at West Windsor-Plainsboro South High School. Aside from the … Continue reading

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Prep’s Clover second SJU commitment in one weekend

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A good weekend for Saint Joseph’s future got even better, with one commitment becoming two. Following on the footsteps of Neumann-Goretti point guard Lamarr Kimble, Saint Joseph’s Prep shooting guard Chris Clover became the second Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Penn State releases 2014-15 non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Penn State took the social media route to release its 2014-15 men’s basketball non-conference schedule on Friday afternoon, releasing the 13-game slate through the program’s Instagram account. The Nittany Lions went 16-18 last season, head coach Pat … Continue reading

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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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