In episode No. 17 of our In The Paint Show, we break down the MADNESS that happened off the court, as teams advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Big Dance. Ron and Dev go in on the Big Baller Brand breakup and the explosive Twitter allegations made against Nike by Michael Avanetti after he was arrested on extortion charges.
More state champions crowned over the weekend and there are still seven FAB 50 ranked teams looking to capture state tiles this week! No. 2 McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) will no longer play at GEICO Nationals and has been replaced by No. 25 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.). We’ll break it down this week!
No. 2 McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) secured its invite to GEICO Nationals in New York by winning the GHSA Class AAAAAAA title. The GEICO Nationals field has been announced and the event has its best overall field in its 11-year history, but will the Indians be at full strength?
Plenty of movement in the latest FAB 50 National Rankings, plus six newcomers this week led by Teas Valley Christian Prep (Scott Depot, W. Va.), which recorded a big win over FAB 50 power Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.).
La Lumiere of Indiana beat Montverde Academy of Florida for the second time this season to keep its firm grip on the top spot in the FAB 50, while No. 2 McEachern of Georgia gutted out a rematch victory over tough Imhotep Charter of Philadelphia. Will La Lumiere and McEachern eventually settle matters on the hardwood?