Ep. 125 - 1st Spring Live Period in 2 Years: Trends & Standouts!

On Episode 125 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores and Ani Umana chop it up with San Diego-based scout Aaron Burgin (Prep Hoops) about the first spring live period in two years and get his rundown of the buzz in the gym and the standouts. Aaron was at The Stage Act 1 in SoCal, Ronnie was at the Pangos Sweet 16 in Las Vegas and Ani was at the GASO in Duncanville, Texas. What was the buzz in the gym like with a splattering of college coaches? How much is transfer portal visits hurting the recruiting for unsigned seniors and 2023s? How are travel coaches and parents handling the new realities of recruiting and are travel coaches getting a bad rap with regards to program visibility? Will the ecosystem correct itself in a few years?

All that is answered plus the ITP crew review tons of live period standouts plus the State Champions Invitational and the final FAB 50 rankings for 2021-22.

(0:00) - Intro

(2:30) - Calvary Christian Academy (FL) Dominates 1st Ever SCI

(5:09) - Reaction to SCI and Having Games after GEICO

(9:31) - SCI Related Adjustments to Final FAB 50 Rankings 

(15:35) - How Duncanville (TX) Rose to FAB 50 No. 1

(23:57) - Tiger Woods’ “Comeback"

(28:18) - Probing Paint: NBA Playoffs & Lakers! 

(31:50) - In The Paint on NCAA Spring Live Period 

(41:16) - Ron and Ani’s Solutions for Lackluster Spring Period

(44:38) - Aaron Burgin (Prep Hoops) Interview

(47:40) - Aaron Burgin on Cost of Living Impacting Grassroots Ecosystem 

(51:19) - Aaron Burgin on Parental Concerns vs. Travel Coaches' Effort  

(55:27) - Aaron Burgin on Standouts at The Stage in SoCal   

(1:06:19) - Ron on Standouts at Pangos Sweet 16 in Vegas 

(1:10:36) - Ani on Standouts at GASO in Duncanville (TX)

(1:15:16) - More Standouts at Pangos & GASO 

(1:22:47) - Ballislife.com Content & Podcast Shout Outs 

(1:27:52) - Shop.Ballislife.com Discount Code

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