“In The Paint” Podcast: Teams Gun For Section, State Crowns!
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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. 58 of our “In The Paint Show,” co-hosts Devin Ugland and Ronnie Flores cover the Southern California playoff picture, and go in-depth on the CIF Southern Section championship games set for his upcoming weekend.
The fellas give analysis, players to watch and make predictions from Division 4AA between Renaissance Academy (La Canada, Calif.) and Aquinas (San Bernardino, Calif.) all the way up through the open division, which pits pool play winners Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) and Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) in a match-up of California’s two top-ranked teams. Can Kentucky-bound Devin Askew have another big game to lead Mater Dei to another big win? Or does Sierra Canyon simply have too many horses?
From a national scope, Sierra Canyon is No. 17 and Mater Dei is the highest-rated newcomer at No. 31 in the latest FAB 50 National Rankings after winning three consecutive road games to earn a spot in the championship. Find out why Sierra Canyon (or any other club) can’t climb too high in the FAB 50 right now.
Ron also gives his take on why the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder heavyweight fight didn’t live up to expectations and discuss the recent memorial service at Staples Center for Kobe and Gianna Bryant. What stood out about the speeches? Why no mention or images of the first 17 years of Kobe’s life?
For more info on Kobe’s formative years, below is our special episode on his rise in basketball and the legacy he left behind after passing at the age of 41.
To learn more about our weekly hosts, Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland, and to get more information about what “In The Paint” is all about, check out our intro below!