How Coronavirus Affects High School Basketball

Many states were unable to finish their state championship events and there will likely be no post-season or national All-Star events because of Coronavirus (COVID-19), which rapidly went from a public health crisis to a pandemic last week. What does this mean for high school basketball, the upcoming travel ball season and the FAB 50?

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“In The Paint” Podcast: Salute To Morgan Wootten!

In Episode No. 55 of our “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev, along with three special guests, celebrate the life of Morgan Wootten, arguably the most well-known and respected high school coach ever. Wootten’s influence still resonates today and ties into Episode 54, as elite high school players form a bond through national events such as the ones Kobe Bryant played in back in 1996.

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“In The Paint” Podcast: Kobe’s Rise & Legacy

In Episode No. 54 of our “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Devin do the pod they never thought in a million years would be necessary: a recollection and insight into the life of a gone-too-soon icon, 41-year old Kobe Bryant. Sonny Vaccaro, who helped orchestrate his prep-to-pro move and signed him to adidas, along with five other special guests, offer their unique perspective, and some never-before-heard stories of The Black Mamba.

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on McDonald’s A-A Game!

In Episode No. 53 of our “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev break down the roster release for the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game. Did the committee get it right? Who was the biggest snub? The fellas also talk Zion and give their take on the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal!  

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on Ballislife’s Growth in Industry!

In Episode 52 of our “In The Paint” Show, Ron and Dev break down the Ballislife journey of the company’s co-owner Arek Kissoyan, from creating and sharing videos on “mixmakers.net” to spearheading BIL’s role as the industry leader in basketball highlight videos and mixtapes!

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History of HS Rankings: The FAB 50 Story

Newspaper distribution and the Internet created greater interest in national rankings, but in actuality, United States high school basketball rankings began in 1959. Multiple national polls have been compiled for decades including the FAB 50, which is now the longest running weekly national rankings in the country.

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Evan Mobley Tops Preseason POY Tracker!

USC-bound Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian, Temecula, Calif.) leads voting in 2019-20 preseason Mr. Basketball USA Tracker powered by Ballislife.com, now in its thirteenth year. The seven-foot center and nation’s top recruit by the major recruiting networks edges Oklahoma St.-bound point guard Cade Cunningham of Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.).

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on AAU Blame Game for Load Management!

In episode No. 46 of our In The Paint Show, co-hosts Dev and Ron go hard on plenty of current topics with an emphasis on the ever-controversial “Load Management” that is the talk of basketball. LeBron James blamed AAU coaches and the fellas break down why it’s a mis-informed stance!

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN with FAB 50 Coaches!

In episode No. 45 of our  “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the recently-released 2019-20 preseason FAB 50 rankings with special guest coaches Sean McAloon (of No. 1 IMG Academy of Florida) and Carl Arrigale (of No. 16 Neumann-Goretti of Pennsylvania).

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Preseason 2019-20 Top 20 Regional Rankings!

As a follow up to the preseason FAB 50, we go 20 teams deep from five separate regions of the nation. Preseason No. 1 ranked teams by region are DeMatha Catholic (East), IMG Academy (Southeast), La Lumiere (Midwest), Sunrise Christian Academy (Southwest) and Sierra Canyon (West).

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Pangos All-Fr/So Camps!

In episode No. 44 of our  “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the recent Pangos All-Frosh/Soph Camps (South, Midwest) and dish on the start of the NBA season. Who will win the NBA title? Special guest Van Coleman breaks down the Pangos Camps!

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On All-Decade Team!

In episode No. 43 of our  “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the NBA-China fiasco and break down the BIL All-Decade team with Stanley Johnson of the Toronto Raptors and Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings. We also recap episodes No. 41 and No. 42!

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“In The Paint” Podcast on Pangos Fr/Soph & Melo The Lotto Pick!

In episode No. 40 of our “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the recent Pangos All-West Fr/Soph Camp. The fellas also break down the “news” that LaMelo Ball is now tracking as a 2020 NBA Draft Lotto pick and a potential No. 1 overall pick. Newsflash…this ain’t news!

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“In The Paint” Podcast on Ron Massey, Ball Family!

In episode No. 39 of our “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the recent Ron Massey Fall Hoops Classic, which was captured by perennial FAB 50 title contender Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.). The fellas also go in on the Ball family drama. Was Lavar out of line using his “Damaged Goods” example? What should Zo do next?

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“In The Paint” Podcast on The Evolution of The Mixtape!

In episode No. 38 of our  “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev break down the evolution of the mixtape with Ballislife co-founder Matt Rodriguez and NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan, the first player BIL continuously followed and made a season-long mix for. Both speak on those early days, where the industry is at and its future.

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Bay vs. LA!

In episode No. 36 of our  “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the Bay vs. LA Showcase game in which Makur Maker and Keith Dinwiddie led Team LA to a dominant win over Team Bay. They also preview upcoming Fall League and showcase camps they will be attending, including the Hoops By Ugland Fall High School Showcase.

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Single Sports Specialization!

In episode No. 35 of our “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the highly important topic of single-sport specialization at the dangers it possesses to young athletes and the long-term impacts it has on professional sports. Athletes and parents this is the one episode you’ll definitely want to listen in!

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