“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Section 7, NBA Draft!
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In episode No. 28 of our “In The Paint Show,“ hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland go in on the NBA’s Award Show and its Draft and talk Section 7 Team Camp with two special guests: event divisional champion coaches Grant Rice of Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) and Colin Pfaff of Windward (Los Angeles).
The fellas talk about the over-the-top award show and NBA Draft coverage. Was all the pre-draft hype and intros necessary? Is the awards show necessary or just way too late after the regular season? Ronnie and Devin break down this year’s NBA award winners, which have a strong international flavor. What James Harden robbed of MVP? Is the international flavor of this year’s award winners an indictment of the American basketball system? Or just a good job of globalization by the NBA?
Dev and Ron break down their winners and losers from the 2019 NBA Draft. Listen to see why Devin thinks New Orleans and Ron thinks Atlanta were the big winners in the draft. Dev also has a surprise No. 2 winner as well!
Ron was at last weekend’s Section 7 Team Camp in Phoenix and gives a quick rundown of what happened (complete break down HERE) and offers up the positives and constructive criticism of the West’s only live event during the first weekend of the NCAA’s new June Scholastic live period. Did college coaches find it productive? Did bracket play give teams the best mileage possible in front of the college coaches?
We break down the tournament with Rice, whose team won the main division title and whose standout players picked up more college offers. Pfaff also comes on the pod to discuss his team’s journey through one of the better of the nine 16-team brackets at Section 7 and what it did for his team’s confidence and recruiting opportunities.
The fellas go over plenty in this week’s pod as it relates to the NBA, college recruiting, grassroots and high school basketball, so make sure to give it a listen!
To learn more about our hosts, Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland, and to get more information about what “In The Paint” is all about, check out our intro below!