How Coronavirus Affects High School Basketball

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?

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“In The Paint” Podcast: Salute To Morgan Wootten!

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.

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“In The Paint” Podcast: Kobe’s Rise & Legacy

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.

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on McDonald’s A-A Game!

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!  

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on Ballislife’s Growth in Industry!

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!

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History of HS Rankings: The FAB 50 Story

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.

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Evan Mobley Tops Preseason POY Tracker!

USC-bound Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian, Temecula, Calif.) leads voting in 2019-20 preseason Mr. Basketball USA Tracker powered by Ballislife.com, now in its thirteenth year. The seven-foot center and nation’s top recruit by the major recruiting networks edges Oklahoma St.-bound point guard Cade Cunningham of Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.).

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on AAU Blame Game for Load Management!

In episode No. 46 of our In The Paint Show, co-hosts Dev and Ron go hard on plenty of current topics with an emphasis on the ever-controversial “Load Management” that is the talk of basketball. LeBron James blamed AAU coaches and the fellas break down why it’s a mis-informed stance!

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN with FAB 50 Coaches!

In episode No. 45 of our  “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the recently-released 2019-20 preseason FAB 50 rankings with special guest coaches Sean McAloon (of No. 1 IMG Academy of Florida) and Carl Arrigale (of No. 16 Neumann-Goretti of Pennsylvania).

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Preseason 2019-20 Top 20 Regional Rankings!

As a follow up to the preseason FAB 50, we go 20 teams deep from five separate regions of the nation. Preseason No. 1 ranked teams by region are DeMatha Catholic (East), IMG Academy (Southeast), La Lumiere (Midwest), Sunrise Christian Academy (Southwest) and Sierra Canyon (West).

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Pangos All-Fr/So Camps!

In episode No. 44 of our  “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the recent Pangos All-Frosh/Soph Camps (South, Midwest) and dish on the start of the NBA season. Who will win the NBA title? Special guest Van Coleman breaks down the Pangos Camps!

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On All-Decade Team!

In episode No. 43 of our  “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the NBA-China fiasco and break down the BIL All-Decade team with Stanley Johnson of the Toronto Raptors and Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings. We also recap episodes No. 41 and No. 42!

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“In The Paint” Podcast on Pangos Fr/Soph & Melo The Lotto Pick!

In episode No. 40 of our “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the recent Pangos All-West Fr/Soph Camp. The fellas also break down the “news” that LaMelo Ball is now tracking as a 2020 NBA Draft Lotto pick and a potential No. 1 overall pick. Newsflash…this ain’t news!

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“In The Paint” Podcast on Ron Massey, Ball Family!

In episode No. 39 of our “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the recent Ron Massey Fall Hoops Classic, which was captured by perennial FAB 50 title contender Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.). The fellas also go in on the Ball family drama. Was Lavar out of line using his “Damaged Goods” example? What should Zo do next?

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“In The Paint” Podcast on The Evolution of The Mixtape!

In episode No. 38 of our  “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev break down the evolution of the mixtape with Ballislife co-founder Matt Rodriguez and NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan, the first player BIL continuously followed and made a season-long mix for. Both speak on those early days, where the industry is at and its future.

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Bay vs. LA!

In episode No. 36 of our  “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the Bay vs. LA Showcase game in which Makur Maker and Keith Dinwiddie led Team LA to a dominant win over Team Bay. They also preview upcoming Fall League and showcase camps they will be attending, including the Hoops By Ugland Fall High School Showcase.

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Single Sports Specialization!

In episode No. 35 of our “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev go hard on the highly important topic of single-sport specialization at the dangers it possesses to young athletes and the long-term impacts it has on professional sports. Athletes and parents this is the one episode you’ll definitely want to listen in!

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Ugland Skills Summit!

In episode No. 34 of our  “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev go hard on Ugland’s second annual Hoops By Ugland Skills Summit. Who stood out? Who was the one 2023 player that had everyone talking? How did an elite girl fare? What can make next year’s camp better? Flores goes hard in the paint and Ugland is ready for the constructive feedback!

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Basketball Training!

In episode No. 33 of our  “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev bring on Golden State Warriors scout LaMont Peterson and noted SoCal skill trainers Marc Rodgers and Clint Parks to talk basketball training and its evolution. The fellas talk balance between strength and conditioning vs. skills training, old school vs. new school methods and social media criticizing the workouts of NBA players? It it justified?

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On NCAA Academies!

In episode No. 32 of our  “In The Paint Show,”  Ron and Dev bring on Frank Burlison (scout perspective) and Aaron Burgin (participant/parent perceptive) to break down the just completed NCAA College Basketball Academies. What were the positives and negative aspects of the first time event?

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NCAA College Basketball Academies A Work In Progress

The NCAA’s overhaul of its college basketball recruiting calendar was center pieced on four regional academies. The first time events did showcase some deserving potential recruits in front of college coaches, but the overall product is a work in progress and a far cry from delivering to players and coaches the product it replaced.

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Student-Athlete Rights!

In episode No. 31 of our  “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev bring on Ramogi Huma (National College Players Association) to go in on the Fair Pay To Play Act, a California bill that would have a profound impact on student-athletes’ quality of life should it become law. This is a must-listen for every parent and player with the goal of being a scholarship athlete!

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Upcoming Live Period!

In episode No. 30 of our  “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev go in on the upcoming NCAA live period (July 11-14), the only travel ball-based live period for July, with four college coaches: Jason Hart (USC), Ryan Badrtalei (UC Irvine), John Rillie (UC Santa Barbara) and Damion Hill (Cal Poly Pomona). You don’t want to miss this episode!

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“In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On NBA Free Agency!

In episode No. 29 of our  “In The Paint Show,” Dev and special guest host Joel Francisco join Doug Gottlieb to go in on the NBA’s free agent sweepstakes. Who are the big winners and losers? And what are Doug’s most underrated off-season moves so far?

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2019 Ballislife Jr All-American Camp

2019 BALLISLIFE Jr. All-American Camp presented by EBC Announced!

The 2019 BALLISLIFE Jr. All-American Camp presented by EBC takes place August 2-4 at American Sports Center (Anaheim, Calif.). For sign-up info check this story out and please visit elitebasketballcircuit.com.

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