The final, expanded 2019-20 Mr. Basketball USA ballots are in and the clear-cut top candidate is Oklahoma State-bound point guard Cade Cunningham of FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy!View More Cade Cunningham TOPS Final POY Tracker!
FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy just completed one of the most dominant seasons ever. Are they the greatest team of all-time?View More Who’s The Greatest Team Ever?
On Episode 61 of our “In The Paint” Podcast, hosts Devin Ugland and Ronnie Flores take a closer…View More In The Paint Show: High School & AAU Coaches Discuss Impact of Coronavirus
We go 20 deep in our five traditional regions. We rank 100 teams and nobody in the industry ranks as many teams!View More FINAL 2019-20 Top 20 Regional Rankings!
A detailed listing of the all-time No. 1 ranked high school basketball national champions.View More Salute to All-Time FAB 50 No. 1s
With GEICO Nationals off the board and nearly every school district around the country closing its campuses, it’s time to release the final FAB 50 Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com.View More FINAL 2019-20 FAB 50: Montverde Academy Is No. 1!
As we launch comprehensive Ballislife player profiles, it provides us the opportunity to dig a bit deeper into players that fall into certain categories everyone can understand. Today it’s the nation’s top bucket-getters!View More BIL’s Top Bucket Getters of 2020!
Best High School Dunkers of 2020 , Vandegrift (Austn, Texas): Big men, especially those with extreme amounts of…View More Best High School Dunkers April 2020
As we launch comprehensive Ballislife player profiles, it provides us the opportunity to dig a bit deeper into players that fall into certain categories everyone can understand. Today it’s “Must See” players!View More BIL’s Must See Players April 2020 Edition!
As we launch comprehensive Ballislife player profiles, it provides us the opportunity to dig a bit deeper into players that fall into certain categories everyone can understand. Today it’s the nation’s best shooters!View More Country’s Best High School Shooters!
Ballislife takes an in-depth look at some of the best defenders in high school basketball from shot blockers to versatility on the ball.View More BIL’s Top High School Defenders in the Country!
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation and causing change in our daily lives, four states were able to conclude their state championships last week which causes movement and brings two newcomers to this week’s FAB 50. Is this the final rankings of the season or will a few selected states be able to complete their season in early April?View More FAB 50: Final Rankings for 2019-20?
Many states were unable to finish their state championship events and there will likely be no post-season or national All-Star events because of Coronavirus (COVID-19), which rapidly went from a public health crisis to a pandemic last week. What does this mean for high school basketball, the upcoming travel ball season and the FAB 50?View More How Coronavirus Affects High School Basketball
State champs in Georgia and Washington are crowned with more state tournaments wrapping up this week. For some, the tourneys can’t end quick enough because of fears school districts may have to close down as a precaution to Coronavirus (COVID-19), as was the case for No. 34 Sheldon (Sacramento, Calif.) over the weekend. Will the Huskies close out their season on the court?View More NEW FAB 50: Upsets & Coronavirus Dominate Headlines!
Teams are wrapping up their seasons and some, such as newcomers Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) and Sheldon (Calif.), are getting hot and healthy at the right time. There’s plenty of movement on the back end of the FAB 50 Rankings and there will be movement near the top later in March!View More NEW FAB 50: Teams Jockey For Position!
Find out what Ronnie and Devin are talking about on the latest episode (No. 59) of the In The Paint Show!View More “In The Paint” Podcast: Section Titles Decided, Quests for State Crowns Begin Tuesday!
In Episode No. 58 of our “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev cover the Southern California playoff picture, and go in-depth on the CIF Southern Section championship games set for his upcoming weekend. Can red-hot Mater Dei pull off another big win? Or will Sierra Canyon’s talent level be too much for the Monarchs to handle?View More “In The Paint” Podcast: Teams Gun For Section, State Crowns!
The post-season is heating up and we have our first FAB 50 state champion in No. 49 Concord First Assembly (Concord, N.C.). The recent big result was the 78-64 win by undefeated Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) over previous No. 11 Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.).View More NEW FAB 50: 1st State Champs Crowned!
In Episode No. 57 of our “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev cover the playoff picture, from a FAB 50 national scope down to the lower CIFSS playoff divisions! Who’s HOT (Mater Dei) and who’s NOT (Devin lol) plus more predictions and exclusive deals for our podcast listeners!View More “In The Paint” Podcast: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not in SoCal, National Playoffs?!
The playoffs are tipping off all over the country and some early post-season results cause big change in the latest FAB 50 rankings!. The change doesn’t necessarily mean teams drop out, or can’t recover and move back in after a loss that didn’t end their season. One team jumps in all the way to No. 23!View More NEW FAB 50: Playoffs Cause Change!
In Episode No. 56 of our “In The Paint Show,” Devin Ugland and special guest host Connor Morrissette of Scorebook Live California give an in-depth preview of the upcoming CIF Southern Section and L.A. City Section playoffs!View More “In The Paint” Podcast: SoCal Playoff Preview!
It’s another week of upsets and big results, particularly Baltimore clubs St. Frances Academy and Poly pulling off big wins at the East Coast Bump, that change the pecking order of the latest FAB 50. Top ranked clubs beating up on each other makes compiling the FAB 50 more difficult, but also creates excitement and interest as teams position for a possible slot at GEICO Nationals in April!View More UPDATED FAB 50 Rankings: Competition Leads To Interest!
In Episode No. 55 of our “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev, along with three special guests, celebrate the life of Morgan Wootten, arguably the most well-known and respected high school coach ever. Wootten’s influence still resonates today and ties into Episode 54, as elite high school players form a bond through national events such as the ones Kobe Bryant played in back in 1996.View More “In The Paint” Podcast: Salute To Morgan Wootten!
Teams are gearing up for the post-season, and plenty of the top-ranked teams in the FAB 50 rankings lost last week. So does that mean they automatically drop? Does that always mean the team that defeated them now deserves to be ranked ahead?View More NEW FAB 50 Rankings: Teams Lose, Do They Drop?
In Episode No. 54 of our “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Devin do the pod they never thought in a million years would be necessary: a recollection and insight into the life of a gone-too-soon icon, 41-year old Kobe Bryant. Sonny Vaccaro, who helped orchestrate his prep-to-pro move and signed him to adidas, along with five other special guests, offer their unique perspective, and some never-before-heard stories of The Black Mamba.View More “In The Paint” Podcast: Kobe’s Rise & Legacy
It’s a somber week in basketball, as the nation’s top teams in the FAB 50 mourn the loss of iconic high school coach Morgan Wootten and global icon Kobe Bryant, the latter whom passed in a shocking aviation accident over the weekend. There are four newcomers in this week’s rankings.View More Updated FAB 50 Rankings: Top Teams Mourn Iconic Coach, Player
In Episode No. 53 of our “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev break down the roster release for the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game. Did the committee get it right? Who was the biggest snub? The fellas also talk Zion and give their take on the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on McDonald’s A-A Game!
This is the week we traditionally release our FAB 50 24 hours later than normal to accommodate all the MLK showcases. When the dust settled, we have a new No. 2 team, plenty of movement and six newcomers led by No. 39 Evanston (Evanston, Ill.).View More NEW FAB 50 Rankings: 6 Newcomers After MLK Weekend!
MLK weekend is a huge barometer for the top teams in the country, so we dig a bit deeper on what might transpire as team prepare for a post-season run. We also take a quick look at the rankings over the years and what could potentially happen to the longest-running weekly national rankings in the future.View More FAB 50 Breakdown: Past, Present, Future
In Episode 52 of our “In The Paint” Show, Ron and Dev break down the Ballislife journey of the company’s co-owner Arek Kissoyan, from creating and sharing videos on “mixmakers.net” to spearheading BIL’s role as the industry leader in basketball highlight videos and mixtapes!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on Ballislife’s Growth in Industry!
This is the time of the year that we reward teams in the FAB 50 for remaining unbeaten and playing tough schedules. Although there isn’t an abundance of new ranked teams, MLK Weekend, particularly the Spaulding Hoophall Classic, should bring plenty of movement to next week’s special FAB 50 MLK edition!View More UPDATED FAB 50 Rankings: Gearing Up For MLK Weekend!
In Episode 51 of our “In The Paint” Show, Ron and Dev go hard on the latest FAB 50 rankings with Centennial (Corona, Calif.) coach Josh Giles and Oak Hill Academy (Va.) coach Steve Smith. The coaches talk exceeding preseason expectations and the keys to team success so far. Smith also breaks down the early days of national rankings and his program’s breakthrough in 1987.View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on NEW FAB 50 w/Coaches!
Newspaper distribution and the Internet created greater interest in national rankings, but in actuality, United States high school basketball rankings began in 1959. Multiple national polls have been compiled for decades including the FAB 50, which is now the longest running weekly national rankings in the country.View More History of HS Rankings: The FAB 50 Story
It’s pretty obvious who the nation’s No. 1 team is, but the latest edition of the FAB 50 National Team Rankings was still the toughest set of results to compile, and make sense of, in many years. When the dust settled, we came up with a pecking order we’re comfortable with, including 11 newcomers!View More NEW FAB 50 Rankings: MAJOR Shakeup For 2020!
We attended three post-Christmas tournaments around Southern California and followed the other major ones across the country and came away with three major take aways. Is FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy (Fla.) unbeatable? Is Rancho Christian (Calif.) the team to beat for the CIF Open Division title?View More Holiday Tournaments: 3 Things We Learned!
In Episode 50 of our “In The Paint” Show, Ron and Dev go hard on the major SoCal holiday tournaments, including Rancho Christian’s upset of California No. 1 Sierra Canyon, and the rest of the results that have thrown the FAB 50 rankings for a loop heading into 2020. The fellas also discuss fast-rising players who played well in recent weeks.View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on Post-Christmas Holiday Tourneys!
Centennial (Corona, Calif.) uses it four-guard attack to capture the Tarkanian Classic Platinum Division title with a convincing victory over FAB 50 No. 5 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas). The Huskies defeated two other FAB 50 ranked teams en route to the title behind MOP Paris Dawson.View More Giant-Killer Corona Centennial Takes Tarkanian!
We will watch all five days of the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas and these are our five main takeaways from the event. Will Dashien Nix and Marcus Bagley emerge as McDonald’s All-Americans? Centennial (Corona, Calif.) used its faced-paced, sprinting style to advance to the Platinum Division championship game!View More Tarkanian Classic: 5 Things We Learned!
Many of the nation’s top teams will compete in various pre-Christmas holiday tournaments beginning Wednesday. Between the City of Palms Classic in Florida, the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas and the Iolani Classic in Hawaii, there will be 24 FAB 50 ranked teams doing battle!View More Holiday Tournament Handicap!
There’s a new No. 1 in the latest FAB 50 National Team Rankings, as Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) takes over the top spot after IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) falls to Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.). Knocking off the No. 1 team was not even the most incredible performance by the Panthers recently, as they needed SEVEN overtimes to remain unbeaten heading into the holiday tournament season!View More NEW FAB 50 Rankings: NEW No. 1 & 11 Newcomers!