Check out our countdown of the Top 30 mixtape players in the Ballislife era! Who’s No. 1?View More Top 30 Mixtape Players of BIL Era!
In Episode 72 of our In The Paint Show, co-hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland discuss BIL’s latest…View More In The Paint Show: Top 30 Mixtape Players, Makur Maker chooses HBCU and Patrick Mahomes Pay Day
We conclude our countdown of the Top 30 mixtape players in the Ballislife era with the Top 5!View More Top 5 Mixtape Players of BIL Era!
We continue with part five of our countdown of the Top 30 mixtape players in the Ballislife era!View More Top 30 Mixtape Players of BIL Era: No’s 6-10
We continue with part four of our countdown of the Top 30 mixtape players in the Ballislife era!View More Top 30 Mixtape Players of BIL Era: No’s 11-15
We continue with part three of our countdown of the Top 30 mixtape players in the Ballislife era!View More Top 30 Mixtape Players of BIL Era: No’s 16-20
We continue with part two of our countdown of the Top 30 mixtape players in the Ballislife era!View More Top 30 Mixtape Players of BIL Era: No’s 21-25
Over the next month, we decided to take on the task of selecting and counting down the Top 30 mixtape players in the Ballislife era!View More Countdown: Top 30 Mixtape Players of BIL Era
Ballislife is dedicated to being a small part of the solution and change to end systemic racism in America. Here’s how……View More Ballislife’s Contribution To A Worthy Cause
Nicknames have always been a part of high school basketball and we pick the best ones from each year.View More High School Basketball’s Best Names & Nicknames
Ballislife and 2Hype have donated over $30,000 so far to help feeding families and the restaurant industry.View More Ballislife And 2Hype Donate Over $30K To Fight Covid-19
Today we take a deep look at five of the best “Bucket-Getters” in the annals of high school basketball the past 30 years.View More Top Bucket Getters You Need To Know About!
Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Subscribe on SoundCloud On Episode 68 of our In The Paint Podcast, co-hosts…View More In The Paint Show: Updated State of HS, Grassroots & NBA Hoops, Plus Final Thoughts on The Last Dance!
Now that all the episodes have aired, we break down what we learned from two different perspectives.View More The Last Dance: 6 Things We Learned!
Today we take our second look at five of the country’s top “Bucket-Getters,” as we continue to build comprehensive Ballislife player profiles!View More BIL’s Top Bucket Getters May 2020 Edition!
Since national all-star games were not played this year because of COVID-19, we figured it was a perfect time to look back at the best individual performances over the past 50 plus years.View More All-Time All-Star Game Records
The 2020 Ballislife All-American Game wasn’t able to take place on May 2 because of COVID-19, but we’re saluting those originally selected to play.View More 2020 Ballislife All-American Game Selections
Ballislife is joining the fight against COVID-19 by donating proceeds from mask and merchandise sales to the World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit specializing in helping the restaurant industry.View More Ballislife Joins Fight Against COVID-19
We honor our class POYs led by Mr. Basketball USA Cade Cunningham, plus Pat Baldwin (JRs), Emoni Bates (Sophs) and D.J. Wagner (Fr).View More 2019-20 National Class POYs
Jalen Green, one of the best players in the 2020 class, opts to turn pro instead of going to Memphis as the key player in the NBA G-League’s new developmental program.View More Jalen Green Opts For G-League
The final, expanded 2019-20 Mr. Basketball USA ballots are in and the clear-cut top candidate is Oklahoma State-bound point guard Cade Cunningham of FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy!View More Cade Cunningham TOPS Final POY Tracker!
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?View More How Coronavirus Affects High School Basketball
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.View More “In The Paint” Podcast: Salute To Morgan Wootten!
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.View More “In The Paint” Podcast: Kobe’s Rise & Legacy
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on McDonald’s A-A Game!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on Ballislife’s Growth in Industry!
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.View More History of HS Rankings: The FAB 50 Story
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.).View More Evan Mobley Tops Preseason POY Tracker!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on AAU Blame Game for Load Management!
The Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, now in its 13th year, tracks the progress of the top national player of the year candidates throughout the season. We examine the resumes of seven early favorites and list other potential candidates for 2019-20.View More Mr. Basketball USA Handicap!
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).View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN with FAB 50 Coaches!
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).View More Preseason 2019-20 Top 20 Regional Rankings!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Pangos All-Fr/So Camps!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On All-Decade Team!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast on Pangos Fr/Soph & Melo The Lotto Pick!
With over 260 campers at the 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp at Lynwood (Calif.), we decided to focus on players who didn’t come in with heavy national reps who performed well. Here’s top of the top breakout performers from the two-day camp!View More Pangos All-West Fr-So: Top 10 Breakout Performers!
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?View More “In The Paint” Podcast on Ron Massey, Ball Family!
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.View More “In The Paint” Podcast on The Evolution of The Mixtape!
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.View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Bay vs. LA!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Single Sports Specialization!