“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on Post-Christmas Holiday Tourneys!
National Grassroots Editor
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.
Follow @Ronnie Flores
In Episode No. 50 of our “In The Paint Show,” co-hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland go hard on the major Southern California Holiday tournaments and some fast-rising players who upped their stock from those particular events.
The fellas break down how Rancho Christian (Temecula, Calif.) pulled off the upset to defeat Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.), 85-81, in overtime at The Classic at Damien and Ron breaks down the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic, in which JSerra (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) defeated Sheldon (Sacramento, Calif.) 52-50. Out in the Coachella Valley, Mt. Si (Snoqualmie, Wash.) emerged from pool play to defeat Mayfair (Lakewood, Calif.) to capture the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational.
The fellas also bring on special guest Keith Wilkinson of JSerra to break down his team’s run through the National Division of the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic and exciting come-from-behind victory over Sheldon. What made the difference in the second half after trailing the defending NorCal open champions by double-digits?
Who were the standouts at each event? Why did certain teams play well and other highly-ranked teams struggle? Ron and Dev also break down some fast-rising players who picked up steam in their college recruiting because of there recent performances, including Anthony Roy (Dublin, Calif.), Shane Bell (Salesian, Richmond, Calif.) and many more.
There is a lot to go over and alot coming up this short week, as we prepare to update our FAB 50 National Team Rankings on January 6!
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!