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!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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
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.).View More Evan Mobley Tops Preseason POY Tracker!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on AAU Blame Game for Load Management!
The Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, now in its 13th year, tracks the progress of the top national player of the year candidates throughout the season. We examine the resumes of seven early favorites and list other potential candidates for 2019-20.View More Mr. Basketball USA Handicap!
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).View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN with FAB 50 Coaches!
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).View More Preseason 2019-20 Top 20 Regional Rankings!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Pangos All-Fr/So Camps!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On All-Decade Team!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast on Pangos Fr/Soph & Melo The Lotto Pick!
With over 260 campers at the 2019 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp at Lynwood (Calif.), we decided to focus on players who didn’t come in with heavy national reps who performed well. Here’s top of the top breakout performers from the two-day camp!View More Pangos All-West Fr-So: Top 10 Breakout Performers!
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?View More “In The Paint” Podcast on Ron Massey, Ball Family!
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.View More “In The Paint” Podcast on The Evolution of The Mixtape!
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.View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Bay vs. LA!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Single Sports Specialization!
Ballislife announces the high school rosters for the second annual Bay vs. LA Showcase + Clash of the Stars celebrity game. This year’s event will be held at Cerritos College in Southern California on August 25 at 3 pm PT (6 pm ET).View More 2019 Bay vs. LA Showcase Rosters Announced!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Ugland Skills Summit!
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?View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Basketball Training!
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?View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On NCAA Academies!
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.View More NCAA College Basketball Academies A Work In Progress
Ballislife Presents: Bay vs. LA Showcase + Clash of the Stars Basketball Games Some of the world’s most…View More Bay vs. LA Showcase + Clash of the Stars Announced!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Student-Athlete Rights!
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!View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Upcoming Live Period!
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?View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On NBA Free Agency!
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.View More 2019 BALLISLIFE Jr. All-American Camp presented by EBC Announced!
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) and Windward (Los Angeles) captured championships in two of the top divisions of the Section 7 Team Camp held during the first of two weekends of the June scholastic live period. We break down some of the event’s top individual performers and examine how and why Section 7 benefitted players and college coaches.View More Section 7 a SUCCESS for Gorman, College Coaches
In episode No. 27 of our “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev go in hard on the blockbuster NBA trade between the Pelicans and Lakers and the 2019 NBA Draft with special guest Rashad Phillips of Sports Talk 2319!View More AD To Lakers! “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Trade, NBA Draft!
Wing Jabri Abdur-Rahim is among the top standouts at the NBPA Top 100 Camp we haven’t seen since early in the spring or the high school season. We break down four other standouts we haven’t seen since the spring and five more that were also at the recent Pangos All-American Camp!View More Sets of Fives BALLIN at NBPA Top 100 Camp!
In episode No. 26 of our “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev go in hard on the 2019 NBA Finals, which heads to Game 6 with Toronto leading 3-2. Did the Raptors give away the series in Game 5? Did the Warriors mortgage their future by playing KD?View More Raptors, Warriors Now a SERIES “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Finals!
In episode No. 25 of our “In The Paint Show,” hosts Ron and Devin Ugland go in hard on the the 17th Annual Pangos All-American Camp, talking top performers and surprise standouts with special guest, camp director Dinos Trigonis!View More “In The Paint” Podcast BREAKS DOWN Pangos A-A Camp!
The 2019 Pangos All-American Camp has a bit of everything, from the nation’s No. 1 recruit in Evan Mobley down to the most talked-about rising ninth-grader in the country! Read on to see who is challenging Mobley for camp MOPs honors after two days!View More Cade Cunningham, Isa Silva Bring HEAT at Pangos A-A Camp!
In episode No. 24 of our “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev go hard on R.J. Hampton’s jump from high school to pro ball, standouts from the recent Magic Memorial Day event and preview the upcoming Pangos All-Amerian Camp in SoCal. Who will join the likes of John Wall as Pangos MOP?View More “In The Paint” Podcast Talks Magic Memorial Day & Previews Pangos Camp!
Mr. Basketball USA Isaiah Stewart, North Carolina recruit Cole Anthony, junior Sharife Cooper and two-time honoree James Wiseman highlight 25th annual All-American Team. Elite honor squad includes 20-man first team and 30-man second team.View More 2018-19 Elite All-American Team Announced!
Class players of the year Sharife Cooper (Juniors), Patrick Baldwin Jr. (Sophomores) and Emoni Bates (Freshmen) headline the 2018-19 Underclass All-American team.View More 2018-19 Underclass All-American Team Announced!
Power forward from FAB 50 No. 3 La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) named 2019 Mr. Basketball USA by Ballislife.com and its 10-man panel.View More Isaiah Stewart Named Mr. Basketball USA!