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UPDATE, 10/21/2019: CoBL is back.


City of Basketball Love (CoBL) is a news organization that covers all things basketball in and around Philadelphia. From stories about Division I stars to high school rookies, we create content that covers the whole spectrum of talent in the area, with a focus on covering those who fly under the radar of the national and even regional outlets. As we expand into hosting camps and clinics, we aim to give players the exposure they need to take their game to the next level and make their dreams a reality.

Founded in the summer of 2012, what started as a side project for two friends with a passion for basketball has grown into a bustling organization of over 30 writers, photographers, and scouts. CoBL is now a leading destination for Philadelphia basketball followers, from players and fans to coaches and parents.

In an effort to further extend our reach into the community, we launched our CoBL Exposure Camps in September 2014. These events, both our Underclassman Exposure Camps (grades 9-10) and our College Exposure Camps (grades 11-12) have become known as some of the best one-day basketball camps around, both for their exposure to various coaches, scouts and media as well as the instruction and coaching the participants receive.

We encourage you to explore our site to read, recruit, and register to play. We keep you up to date with our content, help you recruit with our player profiles, and improve players’ skills with our clinics and camps. And we have a great time doing it. We know Philadelphia, we know basketball, and we love bringing that passion, knowledge, and expertise to you.

Josh Verlin