Talking Holiday Hoops: “In The Paint” Podcast 5th Episode!
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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 the fifth episode of our all-new “In The Paint Show,“ hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland discuss the recent holiday tournaments around the country and how the results affected the FAB 50 National Rankings. Our guys break down The Classic at Damien in Southern California, Torrey Pines Holiday Classic, The City of Palms Classic in Florida, the Beach Ball Classic in South Carolina, and Iolani Tournament in Hawaii.
Flores and Ugland also discuss how many state associations are barring their member programs from playing independent FAB 50 powers and talk individual standouts from each tournament, including unsigned senior guard and Beach Ball Classic MVP Jordan Brinson of Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.).
The guys also bring on a special guest: Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) head coach Steve Baik to talk the UCLA coaching situation, The Classic at Damien and the impending Los Angeles Unified School District strike, which could mean no games for Westchester, Fairfax and all L.A. City Section programs as early as the week of January 7.
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!