“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on McDonald’s A-A Game!
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Ronnie has evaluated basketball talent for 20 years and has over 15 years of experience in publishing, editing and managing high school sports websites for companies such as Student Sports, ESPN and Ballislife. Ronnie compiles the FAB 50 National Team Rankings while serving as an account manager and consultant for grassroots event run by Ballislife and other companies, in addition to serving as a color commentator on high school broadcasts.
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In Episode No. 53 of our “In The Paint Show,” co-hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland break down the much-anticipated roster release for the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game, which will he held on April 1 in Houston.
Did the committee get it right with its selections? Who was the biggest snub? What does it mean when for the second year in a row, one program (FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy) has three McDonalds’ All-Americans after that never happened in the first 41 years of the event? Just how hard is it to make the prestigious all-star game and what is the true percentages of McDonald’s All-Americans that make the NBA and more importantly, stick?
Dev and Ron also break down the record six McDonald’s All-Americans who made the game from California high schools (the previous record was five in 1997 and again in 2008). Should it have been seven? What is the projection for next season out West?
Ron also goes in on the lack of facts when “reporters” attempt to talk or break down the greatest high school teams of all-time. He doesn’t hold any punches!
Dev gives his personal take on the recent MLB baseball scandal involving the Houston Astros and their now-tainted 2017 World Series title. How does it compare to the 1919 Black Sox scandal, the Pete Rose betting scandal or the steroids era?
The fellas also give their take on Zion Williamson’s much anticipated NBA debut debut with the New Orleans Pelicans. Should he have sat out the entire 2019-20 season? This is one of our most hard-hitting episodes yet, so make sure to give it a listen!
SHOW NOTES: Episode 53 Rundown
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!