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ESPN's National Director of High School Recruiting Paul Biancardi and High School Basketball Enthusiast Zain Motani discuss all the key happenings in the high school basketball world.

High School Basketball Happenings Zain Motani

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    • 3.7, 7 Ratings

ESPN's National Director of High School Recruiting Paul Biancardi and High School Basketball Enthusiast Zain Motani discuss all the key happenings in the high school basketball world.

    Interview with 5000 Point Scorer! and Lipscomb Commit – Tommy Murr

    Interview with 5000 Point Scorer! and Lipscomb Commit – Tommy Murr

    5716! point career scorer and Lipscomb commit Tommy Murr  joins Paul and Zain on the High School Basketball Happenings podcast to talk about:

    - How he has been staying in shape during the quarantine

    - His mindset that enables him to be such a proficient scorer

    - The most unique defense an opposing coach has thrown at him

    - How Alabama Fusion 17U established themselves as a formidable appointment in the 2019 EYBL

    - The atmosphere in the gym when he and 2021 5 Star Guard JD Davidson squared off at the Be Elite Showcase

    You can follow Tommy on Twitter at @MurrTommy and Instagram at @_tmurr14_

    • 23 min
    Interview with the 4-Star Point Guard and Stanford Commit – Isa Silva

    Interview with the 4-Star Point Guard and Stanford Commit – Isa Silva

    4-Star point guard and Stanford commit Isa Silva (#49 in the ESPN Top 100 for the Class of 2021) joins Paul and Zain on this episode of the High School Basketball Happenings podcast to talk about:

    - How he has been staying in shape during the quarantine

    - Who else he is recruiting to Stanford

    - Where his next level passing capabilities come from and tips to become a great passer

    - How he remains grounded even as his followers and views grow

    - What's one thing non-basketball related that he's been intentional about getting better at during the quarantine

    - What NBA players he studies

    You can follow Isa on Twitter at @isilv3 and Instagram at @air_isa

    • 21 min
    Interview with the 4-Star Shooting Guard, 3x State Champion, and UCLA Commit – Will McClendon

    Interview with the 4-Star Shooting Guard, 3x State Champion, and UCLA Commit – Will McClendon

    4-Star shooting guard Will McClendon (#55 in the ESPN Top 100 for the Class of 2021) joins Paul and Zain on this episode of the High School Basketball Happenings podcast to talk about:

    - How he has been staying in shape during the quarantine

    - Why he committed UCLA and his relationship with head Mick Cronin

    - What makes him one of the best shooters in the class of 2021 and what guidance he would offer to young shooters

    - What Bishop Gorman and he individually will need to improve next year to help the Gaels capture a tenth straight state title

    You can follow Will on Twitter at @WMcclendon and Instagram at @willl.mcclendon

    • 14 min
    Interview with the #2 Ranked Player in the ESPN Top 100 Class of 2021 – Patrick Baldwin Jr.

    Interview with the #2 Ranked Player in the ESPN Top 100 Class of 2021 – Patrick Baldwin Jr.

    5-Star 2021 power forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. (#2 in the ESPN Top 100 for the Class of 2021) joins Paul and Zain on this episode of the High School Basketball Happenings podcast to talk about:

    - How he has been staying in shape during the quarantine

    - What the one or two factors that will determine what college he ends up from his list of 10 (UCLA, UVA, Wisconsin, Duke, UNC, Michigan, Kentucky, Milwaukee, Northwestern, and Georgetown)

    - How he became one of the best shooters in the high school game and what advice he would offer to young players looking to become better shooters

    - What he has learned from being around the UM-Milwaukee program where his dad is the head coach

    You can follow Patrick on Twitter at @_pbaldwin23 and Instagram at @patrickbaldwin.23

    • 14 min
    Interview with the #3 Ranked Player in the ESPN Top 100 Class of 2021 – Paolo Banchero

    Interview with the #3 Ranked Player in the ESPN Top 100 Class of 2021 – Paolo Banchero

    5-Star 2021 power forward Paolo Banchero (#3 in the ESPN Top 100) joins Paul and Zain on this episode of the High School Basketball Happenings podcast to talk about:



    - How he has been staying in shape during the quarantine

    - What he learned from participating in a Black Lives Matter protest

    - What the one or two factors are that will determine what college he will pick (final six schools of Kentucky, Washington, Gonzaga, Arizona, Tennessee, and Duke)

    - What his O'Dea team needs to do to return to the state championship next year

    - When he knew it was time to put down the football to focus on basketball



    You can follow Paolo on Twitter at @Pp_doesit and Instagram at @pp_doesit

    • 11 min
    Interview with 5-Star 2021 Power Forward – Jabari Smith

    Interview with 5-Star 2021 Power Forward – Jabari Smith

    5-Star 2021 power forward Jabari Smith (#5 in the ESPN Top 100) joins Paul and Zain on High School Basketball Happenings podcast to talk about:
    - How he has been staying in shape during the quarantine
    - His reactions to the social unrest we are experiencing
    - What being one of the most highly touted recruits has felt like
    - What he learned from his experience playing with Team USA over the summer
    - The first time he beat his dad in one-on-one
    You can follow Jabari on Twitter at @jabarismithjr and Instagram at @jabarismithjr

    • 11 min

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