Ep. 117 - State Champions Invitational Announcement w/Grant Rice!

On Episode 117 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, co-hosts Ronnie Flores and Ani Umana break down the announcement of the State Champions Invitational, a 4-team event (April 7-9) for NHFS-approved and selected state champs, with special guest Grant Rice, the coach at FAB 50 ranked Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas). State champs will participate in this new event, while GEICO Nationals (March 31-April 2) will be for independent clubs only going forward. We get Rice' reaction to this event, what it means for high school basketball moving forward, and how it's a start to something that its creators hope is bigger and better in the future.

(0:00) - Intro

(0:49) - State Champions Invitational Announcement/Info

(2:00) - Ani’s reaction to State Champions Invitational

(2:46) - Ron’s reaction to event announcement/dates

(5:22) - Grant Rice reaction to event announcement

(7:37) - Grant Rice reaction to event format  

(12:10) - Grant Rice reaction to event dates (NCAA live)

(16:01) - Grant Rice on his Gorman team & playoffs

(21:59) - Ron and Ani’s in-depth breakdown on event

(25:07) - Ani’s dish on Grassroots’ coaches reaction

(29:40) - Ron’s dish on different state ending dates

(32:45) - Ron’s dish on new event & its future

(42:21) - Sunrise Academy/Link Academy recap

(47:25) - Shop.Ballislife.com discount code

(49:26) - Super Bowl Halftime Show reaction

(1:00:24) - Super Bowl breakdown
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