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Josh Verlin and City of Basketball Love hit the big time

Congrats to Josh - hard work gets rewarded.

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Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! I want to call your attention to an article that is a few days old, but very important. Many of you are aware of our good friend Josh Verlin, proprietor of City of Basketball Love.

For those who aren’t, CoBL is a frequent link of the Arizin and the must-read source for all things Philadelphia basketball at the high school and college level.

Anyways, Josh was featured as part of Mike Jensen’s excellent series A Year of Philly Hoops (if you aren’t following that, it is fantastic as well). Besides being a generally awesome person who keeps us in the loop as to what is happening at the local level and especially with Villanova recruiting, Josh works his tail off and good things come to those who grind.

Really happy for you Josh (post here more and stop hiding, you goon)!

And now, the “news.”

On the move for the City of Basketball Love | Mike Jensen
I know plenty of you read CoBL, but give Josh some love here with a read. He puts in a ton of work and we link to him frequently because he makes following the local basketball scene incredibly easy. Congrats Josh!

It's worth discussing expanding the NCAA tournament field to 72 teams | ESPN
Holy hell, just kill me now.

DI SAAC provides early recruiting feedback |
Division I SAAC members have developed a potential recruiting model for all sports - this is something I think I can get behind, though as with all proposals there are some things I don’t agree with.

Two more visits on deck for five-star Jahvon Quinerly | Rivals
JQ says he wants to see 60% of his final 7 schools on official visits. That would be 4.2 schools. I'll just assume he'll be so disgusted with Seton Hall 20% of the way through the trip that he'll walk out heyyyyyyyyyooooooooooo

The top 25 college basketball players with something to prove this season |
"No player on this list has draft stock as high on this list than Mikal Bridges"

NDSU athletic director says Big Ten modifying FCS scheduling philosophy | INFORUM
North Dakota State athletic director Matt Larsen said he's been told the new policy is a direct reflection of the nine-game Big Ten schedule. On years where a Big Ten team has four home league games, it will be allowed to put an FCS team on its slate.

LaVar Ball forfeited Big Ballers AAU game because he thought the refs were cheating |
While his teaming was winning. What a shithead.