Posted On: 08/26/20 10:53 AM

The game of basketball used to be a game played on the concrete playgrounds of urban America. College coaches would always fill their rosters with players from the East Coast. Since the emergence of travel basketball the game has spread out to the suburban areas where there are some very talented players and urban hoopers have moved to better schools outside their district. Division I, II and II coaches now can cast a wider recruiting net to find talent. There is however one secret area on the East Coast that is making so much noise college coaches are flooding the area to get talent: Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The area has always been historic for producing “Ballers”. But lately has resurfaced as a hotbed for recruiting.

With a unique mixture of its city, suburban and catholic leagues. Add in area summer travel teams that play on the Under Armour, EYBL and Adidas circuits. Blend in some top flight coaches. And BOOM. Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania basketball is on the rise.

Philadelphia Public League programs Imhotep and Constitution, Philadelphia Catholic League powers Roman Catholic, Neumann-Goretti, Archbishop Wood and Suburban League teams like Chester, Lower Merion have produced multiple PIAA State Championships

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