Ep. 165 - June Scholastic HS & NBPA Top 100 Lowdown, Dame in Miami? + More!

On Episode 165 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins recap the 2023 BIL NBA Draft Show. The ITP Crew was on the money with their top six predictions, but the draft was full of surprises thereafter. The crew dishes on whom they feel will standout outside the lottery and on some second round picks they look forward to seeing in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and whom might stick.

The crew also dish on NBA free agency and the latest moves, including Dame Lillard's trade request from the Portland Trailblazers. Did the Blazers make a mistake by not moving him earlier? Did the timing cause the Blazers to lose leverage with trade scenarios? How will he fit with the Miami Heat? The crew offers various opinions on the scenario.

Ani and Chelsea also dish on the upcoming NBA Summer League and what their looking forward to while Ron and Ani detail their grassroots schedule for the month of July and recap the NBPA Top 100 Camp and the June Scholastic Live Period events they attended.

Ani recaps the prestigious camp and the matchup between Cameron Boozer and Cooper Flagg. Ron dishes on the potential of the terrific 2025 class in light of Boozer's team at Columbus (Miami, Fla.) dominating the Section 7 Team Camp in Arizona. Is Columbus the best high school team in the country heading into the 2023-24 season?

Ron also breaks down top stock-risers and both Section 7 and the inaugural California Live event in Orange County, while Ani dishes on his sleepers from the TABC scholastic live event in Texas. The fellas also dish on what the scholastic live period did for college coaches and what it means for July live period recruiting.

There is alot that just went down in hoops and alot coming up in July, so make sure to tune in to Episode 165 from start to finish!

(0:00) - Intro

(2:14) - Recapping the 2023 NBA Draft

(6:45) - NBA Draft: Winners & Sleepers!

(11:22) - NBA Teams: Getting Out of the Middle

(16:45) - Lonzo Ball: Career at Crossroads?

(19:55) - NBA Free Agency: Dish on Dame Lillard

(34:24) - NBA Summer League: Interesting Players/Storylines

(38:49) - June Scholastic Live Period: How It Changes July

(45:55) - Scholastic Period Rundown: Stock-Risers

(54:20) - NBPA Top 100: Boozer vs. Flagg & Top Performers

(59:31) - Class of 2025: How Good Can It Be?
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