Ep. 130 - Recruiting Nuggets, All-Americans on the Move + More!

On Episode 130 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go extra hard in the paint on a variety of topics, including recent grassroots event standouts and the recruiting landscape in small regions with special guest Paul Hernandez (661 Hoops). The ITP crew and Hernandez discuss strategies to getting exposure and making the right decisions for players who don't live near a major metro area or media hub. Hernandez discusses some of the top players from California's Central Valley and the tools he utilizes to get their names in front of scouts and colleges coaches.
Hernandez also discusses standouts from recent events he attended such as G365 The Stage III, West Coast Elite The Collision and Pangos Best of SoCal Showcase. Ani also discusses standouts from the recent The Who Wants The Smoke Tournament in Dallas.
The ITP crew also goes hard on the NBA playoffs games and the disappointing Game 7 performances, particularly by Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns. Why does this continue to happen to CP3? Is Luka the best player in the league now?
Ron, Ani, and Chelsea also discuss the Ballislife Underclass All-American Elite team and the players who are already on the move for next season, including Nasir Cunningham to OTE. What does it signal that Cunningham is foregoing a salary from OTE?
The ITP crew also dishes on recent social events, including the Mass Shooting in Buffalo, and how we have become desensitized to these acts of terrorism.

(0:00) - Intro

(1:02) - Ballislife Podcast Shout Outs & Shop.Ballislife.com Discount Code  

(1:51) - NBA Playoffs Game 7s Reactions 

(7:17) - Chris Paul & His Lack of Playoff Dominance

(10:14) - Why Devin Booker Hasn’t Taken Next Step? 

(16:52) - James Harden: Where Do He & 76ers Go From Here?

(24:53) - NBA Draft Lottery: Is There a Clear Cut No. 1?

(30:21) - Chelsea’s Take on Brittney Griner Situation 

(39:12) - Buffalo Shooting & Domestic Terrorism: Any Solutions?

(51:32) - Ani’s Who Wants The Smoke Top Performers 

(1:02:35) - Paul Hernandez (661 Hoops) Interview

(1:13:30) - Hernandez on Best Strategies to Help Central Valley Prospects

(1:23:41) - Hernandez’s Tidbits on Central Valley’s Overlooked Prospects 

(1:29:02) - Reaction to Underclass All-American Elite Team 

(1:37:50) - Nasir Cunningham to OTE: What Does It Mean?
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