“In The Paint” Podcast: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not in SoCal, National Playoffs?!
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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. 57 of our “In The Paint Show,” co-hosts Devin Ugland and Ronnie Flores cover the playoff picture, from a national scope of teams in the latest FAB 50 National Rankings down to the lower divisions of the CIF Southern Section playoffs!
Was it a surprise then FAB 50 No. 23 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) fell in its first post-season game to always-tough Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)? Was it fair for the Huskies to open up with Mater Dei? Are the pool play games a disadvantage to the losing teams that fall back into the SoCal D1 regional bracket? Which teams are playing the best in the lower divisions of the CIFSS? Ron and Dev also make their predictions of whom will advance to the CIFSS open title game and win the semifinal contests of the lower divisions!
Speaking of predictions, we further break down why some of Devin’s open division picks were so off-the-wall, why the pool play games are breaking out the way they are and what is the difference between ranking teams in the FAB 50 (or locally) based on what they’ve done vs. how well they have the potential to play.
Our followers love for us to go out on a limb and make some predictions and we have more of those as we get deeper into the post-season!
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In case you missed it, below is our special episode on the rise and legacy of fallen Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who tragically passed way at age 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!