Montverde Academy faced off against Life Christian at the KT Classic today. Montverde featuring Dariq Whitehead, Dillon Mitchell,…View More Montverde Academy FIRST GAME Of Season vs Hansel Enmanuel! The Most OP Team In The Nation!?
Expanded writeups!View More Final, Expanded 2020-21 FAB 50 Rankings!
27th Annual AA TeamView More 2020-21 High School All-American Elite Team
Final Southeast Region Top 20View More FINAL Southeast Region Top 20 Rankings!
A detailed listing of the all-time No. 1 ranked high school basketball national champions.View More Salute to All-Time FAB 50 No. 1s
Program earns 6th FAB 50 crownView More FAB 50 Champs: Montverde Academy!
Season isn’t over yet……View More UPDATED FAB 50: Ain’t Over Yet!
10-team field announcedView More GEICO Nationals Field Set
8 teams go stumbling as playoffs thicken!View More NEW FAB 50: Dream Seasons…and Nightmares!
Five newcomers to latest FAB 50 rankings!View More UPDATED FAB 50: State Champs Crowned!
With MVA taking a L, that’s the big question.View More UPDATED FAB 50: Who’s No. 1 Now?
Special edition shows many changes after big MLK games!View More NEW FAB 50: MLK Edition!
Ron, Dev and guests Paul Biancardi (ESPN) and Patrick Holmes (La Lumiere head coach) discuss the latest on high school basketball.View More In The Paint Show: NBA COVID Issues, NIBC St. James with ESPN’s Paul Biancardi and LaLu HC Pat Holmes
Some ranked teams will not play per local COVID-19 guidelines.View More NEW FAB 50: Teams Hopeful, Others Done!
First 2020-21 regular season FAB 50 now out!View More 1st UPDATED Regular Season FAB 50 Rankings!
As a follow up to the preseason FAB 50, we go 20 teams deep from five separate regions…View More Preseason 2020-21 SOUTHEAST Region Top 20 Rankings!
All 50 ranked teams written up with explanations for why they were placed in these positions with comparisons to preseason ranking.View More Final, Expanded 2019-20 FAB 50 Rankings!
The final, expanded 2019-20 Mr. Basketball USA ballots are in and the clear-cut top candidate is Oklahoma State-bound point guard Cade Cunningham of FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy!View More Cade Cunningham TOPS Final POY Tracker!
FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy just completed one of the most dominant seasons ever. Are they the greatest team of all-time?View More Who’s The Greatest Team Ever?
With GEICO Nationals off the board and nearly every school district around the country closing its campuses, it’s time to release the final FAB 50 Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com.View More FINAL 2019-20 FAB 50: Montverde Academy Is No. 1!
This is the week we traditionally release our FAB 50 24 hours later than normal to accommodate all the MLK showcases. When the dust settled, we have a new No. 2 team, plenty of movement and six newcomers led by No. 39 Evanston (Evanston, Ill.).View More NEW FAB 50 Rankings: 6 Newcomers After MLK Weekend!
MLK weekend is a huge barometer for the top teams in the country, so we dig a bit deeper on what might transpire as team prepare for a post-season run. We also take a quick look at the rankings over the years and what could potentially happen to the longest-running weekly national rankings in the future.View More FAB 50 Breakdown: Past, Present, Future
This is the time of the year that we reward teams in the FAB 50 for remaining unbeaten and playing tough schedules. Although there isn’t an abundance of new ranked teams, MLK Weekend, particularly the Spaulding Hoophall Classic, should bring plenty of movement to next week’s special FAB 50 MLK edition!View More UPDATED FAB 50 Rankings: Gearing Up For MLK Weekend!
It’s pretty obvious who the nation’s No. 1 team is, but the latest edition of the FAB 50 National Team Rankings was still the toughest set of results to compile, and make sense of, in many years. When the dust settled, we came up with a pecking order we’re comfortable with, including 11 newcomers!View More NEW FAB 50 Rankings: MAJOR Shakeup For 2020!
We attended three post-Christmas tournaments around Southern California and followed the other major ones across the country and came away with three major take aways. Is FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy (Fla.) unbeatable? Is Rancho Christian (Calif.) the team to beat for the CIF Open Division title?View More Holiday Tournaments: 3 Things We Learned!
Montverde Academy & IMG Academy went at it for the 2019 City of Palms Classic Championship!View More High School’s #1 Team Montverde vs #6 IMG Academy for the City of Palms Championship!
There’s a new No. 1 in the latest FAB 50 National Team Rankings, as Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) takes over the top spot after IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) falls to Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.). Knocking off the No. 1 team was not even the most incredible performance by the Panthers recently, as they needed SEVEN overtimes to remain unbeaten heading into the holiday tournament season!View More NEW FAB 50 Rankings: NEW No. 1 & 11 Newcomers!
With Thanksgiving now a must-see weekend throughout the country, it’s necessary to update our preseason national rankings following the holiday. The first regular season edition of the 2019-20 FAB 50 shows six new teams and plenty of movement!View More 1st UPDATED Regular Season FAB 50 Rankings!
As a follow up to the preseason FAB 50, we go 20 teams deep from five separate regions…View More Preseason 2019-20 SOUTHEAST Region Top 20 Rankings!
High school basketball in the 2000’s was all about nationally televising the best games and taking it mainstream. The 2010’s was all about that popularity taking the high school game global. That’s clearly evident on the 2010’s Ballislife All-Decade All-American Elite Team headlined by Australian Ben Simmons.View More 2010’s All-Decade All-American Team Shows Globalization of HSBB!
On Episode 19 of our “In The Paint” Show, Devin and Ronnie go hard ion the hiring of new UCLA men’s coach Mick Cronin. The guys welcome in guests Frank Burlison and former UCLA forward Kris Johnson to discuss what Cronin brings to the table and what his first moves should be as the leader of the storied program.View More In the Paint Pod: Mick Cronin to UCLA, Virginia wins first National Title
The 2019 GEICO Nationals championship game is set and it will be FAB 50 No. 4 IMG Academy taking on No. 1 La Lumiere on Saturday at 12:30 pm ET (ESPN).View More GEICO Nationals: IMG w/CRAZY Comeback & La Lumiere SURVIVES!
The semifinals are set for GEICO Nationals in New York, as the favorites in all four games won…View More GEICO Nationals Semifinals are FIRE!
Only eight teams are still playing and all will be in New York City for GEICO Nationals, April 4-6 on the ESPN family of networks. Top seeded and FAB 50 No. 1 La Lumiere (Ind.) has a tough first game and there is no easy matchup for the higher seeds. We take a look at the keys to victory in each game and some likely scenarios.View More NEW FAB 50: GEICO Nationals Closes Race!
GEICO Nationals is set for April 4 – 6 in New York City. Eight FAB 50 teams in the Top 25 will participate. Ballislife.com presents the event’s record book through its first 10 years.View More GEICO Nationals: All-Time Event Records
Unbeaten teams continue to get a major push upward in the FAB 50 Rankings, none more than 27-0 Salesian (Richmond, Calif.), who is ranked No. 1 in California for the first time in school history and is up to No. 8 in the FAB 50 this week.View More NEW FAB 50: It’s PLAYOFF Time! “Just Win, BABY!”
FAB 50 No. 1 La Lumiere of Indiana had a real scare last week, but the Lakers hold on to the top spot in the FAB 50 as they eye the No. 1 seed at GEICO Nationals. There is movement in the Top 10 that could affect seedings and which eight teams are ultimately selected to participate.View More NEW FAB 50: Shake Up In Top 10!
As the playoffs near, the real contenders for the mythical FAB 50 national championship are beginning to separate…View More UPDATED FAB 50: Title Contenders STEP UP!
After all the teams returned home for New Year’s and the results came in, we have a new pecking order at the top of the FAB 50. So who is No. 1, La Lumiere of Indiana or McEachern of Georgia? We break it down!View More NEW FAB 50: There is a NEW No. 1 For NEW Year’s!