Ep. 141 - Ron Massey, GASO, COTC, WNBA Finals, Serena & More!

On Episode 141 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on the recent Ron Massey Memorial Fall Hoops Classic in SoCal and the GASO HS Fall Showcase in Dallas.

Ron breaks down 2025 Tounde Yessoufou (St. Joseph, Santa Maria, CA), the MOP of the Ron Massey and other standouts, including a plethora of talented young prospects in the 2025 and 2026 classes. Ani breaks down the top performers at the GASO, including rising 2024 prospect Dink Pate (Pinkston, Dallas) and others.

Ron also talks about the recent Creme of the County Showcase that featured a vast majority of the college prospects from San Diego County. 2024 LoLo Rudolph (St. Augustine, San Diego) was the standout and Ron and Ani also break down Miley Williams' game. What kind of prospect is he? What does he need to work on? Is he a future pro?
Chelsea dishes on the WNBA playoffs and breaks down the WNBA Finals matchup between the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun. Is Game 2 a must-win for the Sun? Why is it working so well for the Aces right now? Chelsea also breaks down the historical play of Aces point guard Chelsea Gray.

The ITP Crew also talks Serena Williams and her GOAT status and the unfortunate murder of Philadelphia-based rapper PnB Rock in Los Angeles? Why is there so much victim-blaming and why are these senseless murders happening?
The ITP crew gives some terrific insight in this week's episode, so make sure to tune in from start to finish!

(0:00) - Intro

(1:39) - Chelsea on Various Levels of Women’s Pro Ball 

(5:42) - Chelsea on WNBA Finals & Chelsea Gray 

(20:42) - What Aces Title Would Mean to Vegas 

(22:14) - Ani & Chelsea on What Serena Williams Means to Them

(27:03) - Where Serena Lands on GOAT Lists

(34:15) - Death of Rapper PNB Rock: L.A. Tragedy 

(51:42) - Ani on GASO HS Fall Showcase

(1:01:39) - Ron on Ron Massey Classic 

(1:13:53) - Ron on Creme of the County

(1:16:52) - Mikey Williams: How Good? 

(1:25:08) - Upcoming Pod Updates: Victor vs. Scoot!

(1:31:00) - Pod Updates, Preseason FAB 50 Show Date
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