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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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Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 1

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 19. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the vast majority of recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division … Continue reading

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La Salle releases 2014-15 non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – La Salle became the second Philadelphia school to release its non-conference portion of the schedule, joining Atlantic 10 partner Saint Joseph’s with the reveal of a 13-game section of the 2014-15 slate on Wednesday morning. Things … Continue reading

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Local schools have busy first day with 2016 recruits

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Sunday marked the first time that Division I coaches could directly contact players in the class of 2016. And no other team took advantage of talking with local talent once midnight struck than the La Salle … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Ep. 33

It’s the latest episode of the Podcast of Basketball Love, with Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) and Ian Simon (@CoachSimon200) back behind the microphones to talk high school and college basketball and a little recruiting as well, but most of the talk … Continue reading

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Family gives Legler lens into AAU world

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For Tim Legler, merely coaching an AAU team isn’t enough to fuel his competitive spirit. Not for the self-described “biggest gym rat ever.” Not for the kid from Richmond who, despite going … Continue reading

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CoBL Division I 2015 recruiting needs (Pt. 1)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the vast majority of recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across the country are starting to look at their 2015 recruiting classes. And many of them are keeping a close eye … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament sets field of 32

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Basketball Tournament–the $500k, winner-take-all, anyone-can-enter tournament coming to Philadelphia this summer–has set its field of 32 teams. After months of online voting, the top 24 squads in terms of their social media support all made … Continue reading

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Atlantic 10 announces 2014-15 matchups

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Atlantic 10 announced its home-and-away pairings for the 2014-15 season, the first 18-game regular season the league will have in nearly 25 years. With 14 member schools for men’s basketball thanks to the arrival of … 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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La Salle ready to bring home program’s first title

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – La Salle College High School isn’t quite known as a “basketball school” The football team was crowned state champions in 2009 and, between 2008 and 2012, were Philadelphia Catholic League champs for five consecutive years and … Continue reading

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Walls recovers from slip to lead La Salle to win over Cedar Crest

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It didn’t take long for Najee Walls to find redemption. In a tie game against Cedar Crest with a minute remaining and a berth in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals on the line, La Salle coach … Continue reading

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Witherspoon’s clutch play helps La Salle advance over ‘Stoga

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Down five with just over two minutes to play, Conestoga point guard Darryl Caldwell picked up a steal, forwarded the ball ahead to Dan Vila, who kicked it to sharpshooter Zach Yonda. Yonda, who was all alone … Continue reading

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La Salle falls short on senior day to George Mason, 59-57

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A talented La Salle senior class saw its career at Tom Gola Arena end the same way its final season has gone–not with a bang, but with a whimper. In a see-saw game, it was George … Continue reading

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La Salle escapes Fordham on the road 64-62

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – BRONX, N.Y.- The outlook was bleak for La Salle. Tyrone Garland took the ball to the basket on the final possession and got blocked. It seemed the game was headed to overtime, with Fordham having all the … Continue reading

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La Salle downs Central to earn berth in States

Moshe Kravitz (@MosheKravitz) – After graduating seven seniors from a team whose season ended earlier than La Salle had hoped last year, Joe Dempsey’s squad looked like they were in for a rebuilding year. Instead, solid play by the team’s … Continue reading

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Explorers find shooting stroke in win over Bonnies

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – La Salle had been due for a game like this. The Explorers have suffered multiple close losses all season, losing to Manhattan in double-overtime and to a ranked Saint Louis team, thanks to last-second heroics by Jordair … Continue reading

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Roman holds off furious La Salle rally, reaches PCL final

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Shep Garner said that they were never rattled. Chris McNesby said they might have been a little gassed. Either way, they’ll live to fight another day. No. 1 Roman Catholic watched its 39-24 end of third quarter … Continue reading

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La Salle’s problem is more than on the court

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Last season was special for La Salle, there is no question about that. Everything seemed to go their way. A last second win against top-10 Butler, a road win over VCU and then the well chronicled … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: La Salle/Saint Joseph’s

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Here are a few additional notes and quotes from Saint Joseph’s 75-64 win over La Salle at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday afternoon: SJU Wins Frontcourt Battle Coming into the game, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s Preview: La Salle (Feb. 15)

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Saint Joseph’s (16-7, 6-3) vs. La Salle (12-11, 4-5) When: Saturday, February 15th, 11 AM Where: Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: Saint Joseph’s 45, La Salle 80 KenPom: Saint Joseph’s 81, La Salle 99 In … Continue reading

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Carroll locks down third seed in playoffs with win over La Salle

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Even though they did not start due to senior day tradition, it did not take long for Carroll’s two biggest stars to have an impact on the Patriots final regular season game. Derrick Jones and Ernest … Continue reading

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Jett’s layup puts La Salle away

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – La Salle has been here before. With the clock running down and the ball in the opponent’s hands, the Explorers couldn’t do anything about it. This time, it was Jordair Jett putting the dagger into the game, … Continue reading

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Explorers let huge opportunity slip away to VCU

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – One year after a big win at Virginia Commonwealth helped propel La Salle deep into the NCAA Tournament, a heartbreaking home collapse to the Rams could have long-lasting consequences on the current Explorers season. After a … Continue reading

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La Salle falls to VCU in double overtime, 97-89

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – With just over two minutes remaining in the second overtime, Briante Weber stood near mid court, let out a big scream and pointed to the VCU following that littered the upper seats at Tom Gola Arena. Rob … Continue reading

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