On Episode 109 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, co-hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland give their reactions and analysis of No. 1 Gonzaga’s big win over No. 2 UCLA. Were the Bruins overrated heading into the showdown or is Gonzaga just that good? What was the biggest difference in the game? Why did UCLA look shell-shocked from the jump? Hit the play button below to tune in!
The guys also discuss the preseason Mr. Basketball USA voting. Dereck Lively II of Westtown School sits atop the first ballots for the Player of the Year award, but which players are on his heels? How is this race shaping up compared to past years? Is there a surefire wire-to-wire winner for the 2021-22 award?
Ron and Dev then break down the high school basketball games they watched to begin the season. FAB 50 No. 9 Sierra Canyon went undefeated at the Montgomery Tip-Off in San Diego and No. 14 Corona Centennial won two games against quality opponents in the Battlezone Showcase. Which teams have Ron and Dev seen that could make their way into the regional or national rankings? Which players had standout performances to begin the season? Hit the play button above to listen to In The Paint 109!