“In The Paint” Podcast on Pangos Fr/Soph & Melo The Lotto Pick!
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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. 40 of our “In The Paint Show,“ co-hosts Devin Ugland and Ronnie Flores go hard on the recent Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp and give their seasoned take on the recent ESPN.com story that has its mock draft team now tracking LaMelo Ball as a 2020 NBA Draft Lotto pick and the potential No. 1 overall pick, based on his play at the Australian NBL Blitz this past week.
Ron and Dev break down how they evaluated the deep camp and who stood out amongst those they hadn’t evaluated before. They also talk about their focus on those who didn’t come in with a big reputation and go over the standouts in the various camp all-star games, and go in the paint on a few snubs!
Ball’s continued growth physically and in his game has led ESPN to declare the former Chino Hills (Calif.) standout a potential No. 1 pick in 2020. Is this a surprise? Why wasn’t he considered a top tier 2020 draft prospect all along? Were some draft analysts and recruiting experts using his family’s fame and misfortune against him? Does his on-court talent outweigh any of the perceived family problems that surround him and are not of his making? Where would Dev and Ron take him in the 2020 NBA Draft right now?
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!