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Arcidiacono’s shot lifts Wildcats over St. John’s

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono held onto the ball outside of the three-point line, waiting and watching the shot clock tick down. With less than four minutes left in a tied ballgame against the St. John’s Red … Continue reading

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Jordan, Austin lead youth movement in Big East

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – NEW YORK–The youth movement in the new BIG EAST Conference has a decidedly Philadelphia flair to it. Two of the top freshmen in the 10-team league hail from the city’s Public League, with Rysheed Jordan (Vaux/St. … Continue reading

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Chemistry, experience have Generals thinking championship

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – (This article is part of CoBL’s 2013-14 high school preview coverage. For our preseason HS hub, click here) In 2012, the Constitution Generals, led by two Division I players in Savon Goodman and Daiquan Walker, took home … Continue reading

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2013 Chosen League Recap: July 3

Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01) – The pre-Fourth of July Chosen League games featured some top talent, including one of the final appearances by a high school legend before he heads off to college. Both games on July 3 were back and forth, … Continue reading

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Battle of Brotherly Love: Championship Recap

Evan Cross (@EvanCross) – Second night of the 2013 Battle of Brotherly Love took place Wednesday night at Ben Franklin HS. Here’s a recap of the championship events; for some recruiting notes and quotes from the event, click here. Championship … Continue reading

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Battle of Brotherly Love: Semifinal recap

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The 3rd Annual Battle of Brotherly Love pits the neighborhoods of Philadelphia (and one suburban team) against each other to see which section of the city gets bragging rights for this year. … Continue reading

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NLI signing finalizes Rysheed Jordan’s tough decision

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Rysheed Jordan officially ended his much-discussed recruitment on Wednesday morning, signing a National Letter of Intent to attend St. John’s University. The 6-foot-4 point guard picked the Big East school last Thursday, Tweeting out his decision … Continue reading

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Newton takes torch in Donofrio win

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – In I-3′s 123-116 victory over Team Philly in the Donofrio Classic championship game, Neumann-Goretti junior guard Ja’Quan Newton stole the show. With the city’s consensus two best players, Brandon Austin and Rysheed Jordan, moving on to college, fans … Continue reading

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I-3 wins fifth-straight Donofrio Classic title

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – If the Donofrio Classic’s first true dynasty wasn’t official before this year, it is now. The team known as I-3, named after the Philadelphia 76er who famously wore that number in the late 90s and into … Continue reading

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Donofrio Classic Recap: April 15, 2013

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (This article is part of CoBL’s coverage of the 53rd annual Donofrio Classic, which features some of the area’s top high school talent.) The Fellowship House in Conshohocken was packed full on Monday night as hundreds … Continue reading

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Donofrio Classic Semifinal Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – There’s no top seed in the Donofrio Classic, though there are certainly favorites to win the 53rd-annual high school all-star tournament. The four teams with the most hype surrounding them entering play two weeks ago have … Continue reading

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Donofrio Classic Recap: April 11, 2013

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – (This article is part of CoBL’s coverage of the 53rd annual Donofrio Classic, which features some of the area’s top high school talent.) The second leg of the quarterfinals of the 2013 Donofrio Classic took place Thursday … Continue reading

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Rysheed Jordan picks St. John’s over Temple, UCLA

Anthony Bellino (@bellino_anthony) – All season long, Temple fans have speculated as to whether or not Philadelphia native and Vaux senior Rysheed Jordan would choose to stay in his hometown and play basketball at Temple. Unfortunately for the Cherry and … Continue reading

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Donofrio Classic Recap: April 9, 2013

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (This article is part of CoBL’s coverage of the 53rd annual Donofrio Classic, which features some of the area’s top high school talent.) Final night of the second round in Conshohocken at the 2013 Donofrio Classic. … Continue reading

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PIAA state semifinals preview

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Here is a preview of the five Philadelphia-area teams that are still alive in the PIAA state playoffs. Let’s get right into it. Class A: 12-2 Math, Civics and Sciences (26-2)  VS . 12-1 Vaux (22-8), Ben … Continue reading

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Vaux, MCS win; set up eagerly anticipated rubber match

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – The first two games played between these two Public League rivals were two of the most entertaining games of the Philadelphia high school basketball season. Now, fans will get what they wanted, the rubber match between … Continue reading

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PIAA state playoffs tip off Friday

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – The PIAA state playoffs are ready to start as Class A and AAA tip off Friday evening, with the AA and AAAA brackets start on Saturday. In three out of the four classifications, Philadelphia-area teams are … Continue reading

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Massaley’s layup delivers Public League title to Imhotep

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Abraham Massaley had always dreamed of winning a Public League championship. What that dream didn’t usually include, however, was him hitting the big shot. The senior guard outdid his own fantasy on Sunday evening, getting to … Continue reading

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With notable faces missing, PET takes down Vaux

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Fans who walked into Vaux’s gymnasium on Tuesday might have thought they were watching the JV game. With many of the billed stars for the afternoon either on the bench in street clothes, or not in … Continue reading

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Vaux’s Foreman shines in battle of top guards

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – In a matchup of two of the top point guards in the country, it was a sophomore who stole the show. The impending battle between Rysheed Jordan and Aquille Carr had Ben Franklin High School buzzing … Continue reading

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MCS stays undefeated, beats Vaux in OT

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The only thing that wasn’t ready for Math, Civics & Sciences’ much-anticipated showdown with Roberts Vaux was the gym. The tiny court at Berean Institute that serves as MCS’ home court normally fits only about 150 … Continue reading

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2013 McDonald’s All-American state nominees announced

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The 2013 McDonald’s All-American game announced a lengthy list of state nominees today, with 13 of Pennsylvania’s 20 nominees coming from the greater Philadelphia area. Last year, Friends’ Central grad Amile Jefferson, now a freshman at … Continue reading

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PrimeTime Shootout Day One recap

Andrew Koob(@AndrewKoob) – Both the Robert Vaux High School Cougars and the Roman Catholic High School Cahillites took part in the first day of the 30th annual PrimeTime Shootout at Trenton Catholic Academy in New Jersey. Teams from both Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Imhotep, Bishop Loughlin win at VILLA Philly vs. NY Classic

Tyler Sablich (@TySablich) – Today was the Sixth Annual VILLA Classic, where four Public League teams from Philadelphia played four of New York City’s best. Here’s the recaps of the final two games of the night: Imhotep vs. Lincoln (NY) … Continue reading

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Schools with strong basketball ties at risk of closing

Tyler Sablich (@TySablich) – A few alma matters and current high schools of some well-known Philadelphia basketball players appear to be on the verge of closing down. According to an article on Philly.com, Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr. is expected … Continue reading

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