102 episodes

Ballislife's In The Paint podcast brings you a unique, straight forward look at the NBA, college and high school basketball. Ronnie Flores, BIL's Grassroots Editor and FAB 50 compiler, and Devin Ugland, BIL's Multimedia Hoops Insider, go hard in the paint on the latest topics and trends from all levels of hoops, providing a unique perspective on all things basketball.

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    • 4.6, 13 Ratings

Ballislife's In The Paint podcast brings you a unique, straight forward look at the NBA, college and high school basketball. Ronnie Flores, BIL's Grassroots Editor and FAB 50 compiler, and Devin Ugland, BIL's Multimedia Hoops Insider, go hard in the paint on the latest topics and trends from all levels of hoops, providing a unique perspective on all things basketball.

    It's In The Game: NBA Season Is Back, Knicks Get Thibs

    It's In The Game: NBA Season Is Back, Knicks Get Thibs

    Randy Cruz is joined by Denny Blanco to preview the restart of the NBA season, give predictions, discuss the Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau as their new head coach and more.

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    • 53 min
    Ep. 75 - HS Prospects on Development During Pandemic + College Coaches on Changes to Recruiting

    Ep. 75 - HS Prospects on Development During Pandemic + College Coaches on Changes to Recruiting

    On Episode 75 of the In The Paint Show, co-hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland continue the discussion surrounding high school and college sports during the pandemic. The guys welcome on two senior point guards based out of California with different outlooks when it comes to recruiting. Stanford-commit and Jesuit high school star Isa Silva hops on the show to discuss how he's going about his development while not playing any travel ball games. Next, Jake Blazona out of Santa Margarita explains how the lack of travel basketball and exposure to college coaches has affected his recruitment. Ron and Dev also bring on two college coaches - Ryan Badrtalei of UC Irvine and Jesse Pruitt of Stanford - who detail how their approach to recruiting and evaluating has changed and how prospects can take a proactive approach to their own recruitment.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Retro Room: Top 5's In The Draft: 2010-2019

    The Retro Room: Top 5's In The Draft: 2010-2019

    On 'The Retro Room', Randy Cruz and Terrance Watson revisit the NBA Drafts from 2010-2019 and pick their top 5 from each of those drafts. They also debate on the top 5 players that were drafted from 2010-2019 and more.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 74 - SoCal HSBB Coaches on the Changes to the CIF Sports Calendar

    Ep. 74 - SoCal HSBB Coaches on the Changes to the CIF Sports Calendar

    On Episode 74 of the In The Paint Show, co-hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland discuss the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) decision to push back the start dates of high school sports in the state. The guys discus the impact it will have on high school basketball, football, baseball and dual sport athletes during the 2020-2021 season. Ron and Dev are joined by local coaches David Rebibo (Harvard-Westlake), Ryan Meier (Mt. Miguel) and Reggie Morris, Jr. (Fairfax) who outline how they are approaching the new start date with their programs and navigating potential scheduling issues.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep. 73 - On the WNBA bubble w/ Adena Andrews, pro player Chelsea Hopkins & All-Star Tiffany Hayes

    Ep. 73 - On the WNBA bubble w/ Adena Andrews, pro player Chelsea Hopkins & All-Star Tiffany Hayes

    On Episode 73 of the In The Paint Show, co-hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland discuss the WNBA attempting to start it's season at IMG Academy in Florida.The guys welcome on media member Adena Andrews, former WNBA player and current overseas player Chelsea Hopkins and WNBA All-Star Tiffany Hayes who give different perspectives on playing basketball through the pandemic and the long-term toll it could have.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    The Retro Room: Basketball Moments Pre Twitter Era

    The Retro Room: Basketball Moments Pre Twitter Era

    On 'The Retro Room', Randy Cruz and Denny Blanco take to task on picking some of the most memorable basketball moments that occurred in the pre-Twitter era. Many to choose from, but 'Malice at the Palace', Kings vs Lakers Game 6 from the 2002 Western Conference Finals, Michael Jordan's first retirement, Chris Webber calling a timeout in the 1993 National Championship, Kobe Bryant scoring 81 points and more moments were discussed on this episode.

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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Turdnation ,

Great Analysis and Insight

Devin and Ronnie don’t miss a beat when covering hoops. Knowledgeable about all three levels (HS, college, pros) they provide a unique perspective on the world of basketball. Both have been in the industry for years, putting in time in gyms all over the western US. I trust and respect their opinions and look forward to each episode.

Losangeles_estilo ,

In the Paint podcast is great!

Ronnie & Devin do a great job, that’s why I’m here.

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