In The Paint Show

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 Ani Umana of 5 State Hoops, go hard in the paint to provide a unique perspective on hoops' latest topics and trends, including scouting, game analysis, rankings, lifestyle and culture.

Ep. 145 - Dru Joyce III on Winning Culture, St....
In our latest episode, the ITP Crew talks with Duquesne Associate HC Dru Joyce III on winning culture & 20-year retrospective of FAB 50 title team at St. Vincent-St. Mary's (OH)
87 min
Ep. 144 - NBA, Kyrie, W, College Recruiting & M...
In our latest episode, the ITP Crew freestyles on plenty of topics from the NBA, WNBA and draft lotto, Emoni Bates, college recruiting, DJ Wagner, JuJu Watkins and more!
102 min
Ep. 142 - Pangos Fr/So Standouts, Biggest NBA Q...
in our latest episode, the ITP Crew breaks down top prospects at the first Pangos Fr/So Camp, dish on NBA Drama, Emoni Bates and more!
91 min
Ep. 141 - Ron Massey, GASO, COTC, WNBA Finals, ...
in our latest episode, the ITP Crew breaks down top prospects at Ron Massey, GASO Fall Showcase, COTC and talks WNBA finals, Serena and other hot topics!
94 min
Ep. 140 - Pangos All-American Festival, Jeremy ...
ITP Crew talks w/Michigan St. commit Jeremy Fears about his MVP performance at the Pangos All-American Festival and much more!
83 min
Ep. 139 - Marques Johnson "Love of the Game", D...
ITP Crew talks w/former NBA All-Star Marques Johnson about "Love of the Game" Debate and interview fast-rising 7-footer Dennis Evans of California!
101 min
Ep. 138 - NYC Point GODs, Salute to Bill Russel...
ITP Crew talks about NYC Point GODs doc, why they wish to learn more from NYC's 60s and 70s era, and salute Bill Russell, the NBA's greatest winner!
75 min
Ep. 137 - Bronny, Bryce in Vegas & 2nd Live Per...
ITP Crew breaks down performances from Las Vegas Big Time TV showcase games & tons of standouts from second July live period!
103 min
Ep. 136 - NBA Summer League Report & Live Perio...
ITP Crew breaks down their standouts at the NBA Summer League and fast-risers from first July live period!
103 min
Ep. 135 - NBPA Top 100, TABC Showcase, FCP All-...
Ronnie and Ani break down standout players from the recent NBPA Top 100, TABC Showcase, FCP All-West events.
82 min
Ep. 134 - Section 7, Post-NBA Draft Analysis! ...
Ronnie and Chelsea break down their winners and surprises of the recent 2022 NBA Draft and Ron talks Section 7 standouts.
78 min
Ep. 133 - Pangos Camp Insight, Analysis + 3 Spe...
Ronnie and Ani go hard on the 2022 Pangos All-American Camp with KJ Lewis (El Paso Chapin, TX), Marvel Allen (Montverde Academy, FL) and D.J. Thomas (Henderson Liberty, NV)
94 min
Ep. 132 - And1 Mixtape Tour Doc Reaction & Insi...
Ronnie, Ani and Chelsea go hard on "The Greatest Mixtape Ever" 30 For 30 Documentary with Skip To My Lou's HS Coach (Ron Naclerio) and Ballislife President (Matt Rodriguez)
119 min
Ep. 131 - Player Rankings: Past, Present & Futu...
Ronnie, Ani and Chelsea go hard on national players rankings and what they mean with special guests Clark Francis (Hoop Scoop), Paul Biancardi (ESPN) and 2024 Ian Jackson (Cardinal Hayes, Bronx, N.Y.).
115 min
Ep. 130 - Recruiting Nuggets, All-Americans on ...
Ronnie, Ani and Chelsea go hard on a variety of topics, including recruiting off the main trial with guest Paul Hernandez (661 Hoops), Nasir Cunningham signing with OTE, NBA Playoff Game 7s, CP3's legacy, plus Ani's recent event standouts.
106 min
Ep. 129 - WNBA Preview, Predictions + NBA Updat...
Ronnie and Chelsea break down the 2022 WNBA season w/guest Rahshaun Haylock, the L.A. Sparks' Play-by-Play Announcer
93 min
Ep. 128 - NIL Madness, Hansel & CA All-State In...
Ronnie, Ani and Chelsea go hard on the Isaiah Wong NIL fiasco and chop it up with Mark Tennis ( on the 2022 All-State team & inspirational stories surrounding it.
98 min
Ep. 127 - 2nd Spring Live Period Standouts + Co...
Ronnie and Ani go hard on the second NCAA Spring Live Period w/coach Brice Fantazia (WCE UAA/Modesto Christian)
83 min
Ep. 126 - NBA Playoff Predictions, CBB/HSBB Upd...
Ronnie, Ani and Chelsea go hard on the NBA playoffs and season award winners, plus the crew chops it up on new CBB hires, recruiting and HSBB All-Star games!
111 min
Ep. 125 - 1st Spring Live Period in 2 Years: Tr...
Ronnie & Ani chop it up with Aaron Burgin (Prep Hoops) about the first spring live period in two years and what went down in SoCal, Vegas and Texas! Tons of standouts mentioned!
88 min
Ep. 124 - The Transfer Portal & Changing Recrui...
Ronnie & Ani chop it up with Brandon Jenkins ( about the NCAA transfer portal and how it changed the recruiting landscape and affected this year's NCAA Tournament, which Kansas took home. This is the episode parents and players need to check out!
82 min
Ep. 123 - Interview w/ Oak Hill's Steve Smith +...
Ronnie, Ani & Chelsea chop it up with Oak Hill coach Steve Smith about his lengthy career and what's changed over the years plus the crew gives their Final Four predictions and more!
94 min
Ep. 122 - March Madness Recruiting Breakdown +...
Ronnie and Ani dish on recruiting makeup of March Madness field and preview Sweet 16 with Justin Young (Hoop Seen) and preview GEICO National with Jordan Divens (Maxpreps).
89 min
Ep. 121 - HS & NCAA March Madness Special! Int...
Ronnie, Ani and Chelsea dish on NCAA Tournament and recap big HS games with special guests Tarek Fattal (L.A. Daily News), coach David Peavy (Duncanville, TX) & Chloe Wells (Overseas pro in Russia).
131 min
Ep. 120 - Hoops During a World Crisis: Oversea...
Ronnie and Chelsea dish on plight of pro players in time of crisis, as Chelsea gives her perspective on the Russian invasion through the lens of being in Israel, her knowledge of the ordeal of colleagues in Russia/Ukraine + her dish on Brittney Griner!
69 min
Ep. 119 - Pangos Jr. A-A Camp, Lakers, LeBron ...
Ronnie and Ani dish on Pangos Jr. A-A Camp standouts, Lakers' meltdown, championship window & LeBron's future in NBA (with Bronny?)
68 min
Ep. 118 - Juwan Howard, NBA All-Star, GEICO Na...
Ronnie and Ani dish on Juwan Howard, NBA All-Star game and w/guest Rashid Ghazi on GEICO Nationals & the new State Champions Invitational!.
84 min
Ep. 117 - State Champions Invitational Announ...
Ronnie and Ani dish on new State Champions Invitational event (April 7-9) for NHFS-approved state champs with Bishop Gorman (Nev.) coach Grant Rice..
69 min
Ep. 116 - CIFSS Playoff Preview w/Eric Sondheim...
Ronnie and Ani preview CIFSS playoffs with Eric Sondheimer of the L.A. Times, talk UIL playoffs, Sunrise/Link game, all-time great coaches and their background, plus more!
66 min
Ep. 115 - WNBA Investment & Growth, NBA All-Sta...
Ronnie and Chelsea go hard on WNBA $75 million investment & growth strategies with special guest Kelsey Bone, the W's triumphs, failures & future + reaction to NBA All-Star picks
91 min
Ep. 114 - Brady & NFL Goats, HSBB Showcase Stan...
Ronnie and Ani discuss standouts from Nike Extravaganza and other showcase events and go in the paint on Tom Brady's retirement and GOATS
77 min
Ep. 113 - McDonald's All-Americans: Reactions, ...
Ronnie, Ani and Horace break down the 2022 McDonald's All-American selections by recruiting, region, grassroots affiliation and give their take on the roster makeup, "snubs" and the history of the game.
67 min
Ep. 112 - MLK Weekend Recap + Mid-Season Report...
Ronnie and Ani discuss standouts and all the big results from MLK weekend, their top five stock risers mid-season, and look ahead to next week's McDonald's All-American announcement.
60 min
Ep. 111 - Klay is BACK + New FAB 50 No. 1 + CF...
Ronnie and Ani discuss Sunrise Christian as new FAB 50 No. 1, NIBC plus football's big weekend.
77 min
Ep. 110 - HSBB Holiday Tourney Recap + COVID-19...
Ronnie and Ani discuss high school basketball holiday tournaments, the latest FAB 50, and pro athlete accountability.
67 min
Ep. 109 - UCLA vs. Gonzaga Reaction + HSBB Update!
Ronnie and Dev discuss Gonzaga's win over UCLA in a 1 vs. 2 battle + HSBB POY & FAB 50 update!
51 min
Ep. 108 - Best NBA Rookies, Scottie Pippen, CA ...
Ron and Dev dish on Best NBA Rookies, Scottie Pippen's PR tour and California HSBB state rankings
59 min
Ep. 107 - Preseason FAB 50 National Rankings
Ron and Dev discuss the 2021-22 Preseason FAB 50 National High School Team Rankings and more.
74 min
Ep. 106 - Best of SoCal, COTC Standouts
Ron and Dev dish on Pangos Best of SoCal and Creme of the County top performers
72 min
Ep. 105 - Cezar Guerrero, Frank "Nitty" Sessions
Ron and Dev dish on Ballislife East vs. West game, park takeovers and hoop journeys w/Cezar Guerrero and Frank "Nitty" Sessions
58 min
Ep. 104 - NIL Deep Dive
Ronnie and Dev break down new NCAA Name, Image and Likeness rules with ESPN reporter Kyle Bonagura and UCLA forward Jake Kyman
82 min
Ep. 103 - Olympic Hoops, Draft Winners & Losers...
Ron and Dev dish on Team USA at Olympics, 2021 NBA Draft winners and losers and big free agency moves.
67 min
Ep. 102 - 2021 NBA Draft Preview
Ron and Dev go hard on NBA Draft themes, predictions, sleepers and more!
82 min
Ep. 101 - Top Performers From July Live Period
Ron and Dev dish on top performers from first live viewing period of July
57 min
Ep. 100 - Season Wrap w/Jared McCain & Kylan Bo...
Ron and Dev dosh on SoCal HS season, Section 7 with Jared McCain & Kylan Boswell of Corona CentennialRecapping the CIF Southern Section Regional Playoffs, Section 7, with special guests Jared McCain and Kylan Boswell of Corona Centennial
64 min
Ep. 99 - Cen10 Coach Josh Giles On Opting Out O...
Ron and Dev w/Corona Centennial coach Josh Giles on program's first CIFSS open title & opting out of SoCal regional
62 min
Ep. 98 - CIFSS Playoff Preview + Latest Prep-to...
Ron and Dev go hard on CIFSS Open Division playoffs + latest prep players to sign pro contracts.
55 min
Ep. 97 - OSU's Jarod Lucas, UCLA's Jaime Jaquez...
Former SoCal high school standouts discuss their experiences in the NCAA Tournament.
61 min
Ep. 96 - SoCal Products Shining In NCAA Tournament
Ronnie and Dev discuss SoCal based prospects making impact in 2021 NCAA Tournament
81 min
Ep. 95 - Jerome Robinson
Ron and Dev dish on latest FAB 50 + Jerome Robinson on journey to NBA
57 min
Ep. 94 - Jalen Johnson + G-League Ignite
Ron and Dev dish on Jalen Johnson, G-League Ignite + FAB 50 & Mr. Basketball USA Update
73 min
Ep. 93 - Sports Cards + Harden in Brooklyn
Ron and Dev dish on sports card trading revival, Harden in Brooklyn + FAB 50 Rankings Update!
101 min
Ep. 92 - NBA COVID Issues, NIBC St. James
Ron and Dev dish on NBA COVID issues + NIBC St. James w/ESPN's Paul Biancardi and LaLu HC Pat Holmes
89 min
Ep. 91 - NBA Breakout Rookies & Veterans
Ron and Dev dish on breakout rookies and veterans, NBA expansion & HSBB COVID-19 updates
62 min
Ep. 90 - Giannis' Supermax
Ron and Dev dish on Giannis supermax, LaMelo's debut, James Harden's Partying & look to 2021 NBA Draft
79 min
Ep. 89 - NBA Free Agency Winners & Losers
Ron and Dev dish on NBA free agency winners & losers, CBB Blue Bloods struggling + HSBB Update
108 min
Ep. 88 - Jabari Smith, Matt Babcock, Nick Richa...
Ron and Dev go in on Pangos AA Festival w/Jabari Smith, NBA Draft w/Matt Babcock & Pre-Draft w/Nick Richards!
116 min
Ep. 87 - CBB Coaches On Uncertain Season
Ron and Dev talk CBB season w/LMU's Stan Johnson, Eli Scott & UCLA's Jake Kyman + NBA prospect Eli Hughes
88 min
Ep. 86 - Preseason FAB 50 National HSBB Rankings!
Ron and Dev discuss the 2020-21 Preseason FAB 50 National HSBB Rankings!
91 min
Ep. 85 - Precious Achiuwa
Ron and Dev dish w/NBA Draft Hopeful Precious Achiuwa, talk Lakers 17th title & LBJ's Legacy
109 min
Ep. 84 - Pangos All-South Fr/So Standouts
Lakers a Win Away From Title 17, Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp Standouts!
97 min
Ep. 83 - Lakers-Heat NBA Finals Preview
Ron and Dev go hard on Lakers-Heat NBA Finals matchup, Clippers coaching search + Pangos Fr-So standouts!
115 min
Ep. 82 - CBB 2020-21: What Does It Look Like?
Ron and Dev discuss bubble NBA playoffs & what CBB might look like in 2020-21
92 min
Ep. 81 - Clippers Meltdown
Ron and Dev discuss Clippers meltdown, Lakers vs. Nuggets preview, Pangos All-West standouts
78 min
Ep. 80 - New NCAA Tournament Model
Ron and Dev dish on new NCAA Tourney model, NBA Playoffs, Standouts at latest Pangos event
88 min
Ep. 79 - Lute Olson and John Thompson
Ron and Dev on the Impact of the late Lute Olson and John Thompson on and off the court
129 min
Ep. 78 - Best SoCal Hoopers We've Seen
Ron and Dev dish on best SoCal hoopers they've eeen w/Eric Sondheimer, Stephen Thompson & Pooh Jeter
120 min
Ep. 77 - James Harden & Damian Lillard HS Coaches
What were James Harden & Damian Lillard like in HS? Ron and Dev talk to their coaches!
70 min
Ep. 76 - Concern For The Lakers?
Ron and Dev dish on Lakers, best player in NBA restart + CFB reporters on postponements
70 min
Ep. 75 - Development During Pandemic w/HSBB Pro...
Ron and Dev discuss development during Pandemic w/HSBB prospects + college coaches on changes in recruiting strategy
89 min
Ep. 74 - CIF Sports Calendar Changes w/SoCal H...
Ron and Dev dish w/SoCal HSBB coaches on the changes to CIF sports calendar
79 min
Ep. 73 - Adena Andrews, Chelsea Hopkins, Tiffan...
Ron and Dev dish on the WNBA bubble w/Adena Andrews, pro Chelsea Hopkins & All-Star Tiffany Hayes
115 min
Ep. 72 - Top 30 Mixtape Players Ever
Ron and Dev w/Arek Kissoyam on Top 30 Mixtape players + Makur Maker chooses HBCU & Patrick Mahomes' payday
88 min
Ep. 71 - Mark Spears, Kyle Goon
Ron and Dev w/Marc Spears on the NBA, beat writer Kyle Goon on the Lakeshow + Emoni Bates to MSU
97 min
Ep. 70 - Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins joins Ron and Dev on ITP to discuss NBA restart + Kyrie Irving's stance & more!
67 min
Ep. 69 - Racial Injustice
Ron and Dev go hard on the murder of George Floyd, racial injustice in America, changes to be made
138 min
Ep. 68 - Grassroots Hoops
Ron and Dev dish on state of HS & Grassroots hoops, latest steps towards NBA reboot + "The Last Dance" final thoughts
82 min
Ep. 67 - The Last Dance
Ron and Dev dish on "The Last Dance," ep. 7 & 8, ESPN's Top 10 players list + Outlook on pro & HS hoops
87 min
Ep. 66 - NCPA Director Ramogi Huma
Ron and Dev go hard on Name, Image and Likeness with NCPA Director Ramogi Huma
85 min
Ep. 65 - NCAA's Next Step w/Name, Image, Likeness
Ron and Dev on Ep. 3 & 4 of "The Last Dance" + NCAA's next NIL steps
84 min
Ep. 64 - Evan Daniels, 247Sports
Ron and Dev w/Evan Daniels of 247Sports on 2020 NBA Draft + Jalen Green & Isaiah Todd taking G-League route
62 min
Ep. 63 - Jalen Green, Isaiah Todd
Ron and Dev dish on "The Last Dance" + Jalen Green, Isaiah Todd bypassing college for G-League
74 min
Ep. 62 - Best HSBB Teams EVER
Ron and Dev go hard on the best HS basketball teams ever with coaches and players from those squads!
105 min
Ep. 61 - COVID-19 Toll on Grassroots and HS Hoops
Ron and Dev discuss the toll COVID-19 has taken on grassroots and high school hoops across the country
86 min
Ep. 60 COVID-19 Impact on CA State Tourney
Ron and Dev discuss the impact of coronavirus on all levels of basketball, including the NorCal regional
66 min
Ep. 59 - State Playoff Bracket Hits & Misses
Ron and Dev dish on CIF state playoff bracket hits & misses + most intriguing early games
77 min
Ep. 58 - CIFSS Title Game Previews
Ron and Dev offer CIFSS title game previews & predictions + dish on Kobe & Gianna memorial service
74 min
Ep. 57 - Playoff Rewind!
Ron and Dev discuss postseason surprises, semifinal matchups & CIFSS Open Division pools!
75 min
Ep. 56 - CIF Basketball Playoffs
Ron and Connor Morrissette dish in depth on CIF basketball playoffs! Predictions, teams + players to watch
84 min
Ep. 55 - Morgan Wootten's Impact on HSBB
Ron and Dev discuss the impact of the late Morgan Wootten, who guided DeMatha for 46 years
110 min
Ep. 54 - Remembering Kobe Bryant
Remembering Kobe Bryant, his legacy and global impact on the sport
152 min
Ep. 53 - All-American Game Selections
In The Paint on McDonald's All-American Game Selections + Zion's NBA Debut!
60 min
Ep. 52 - BIL Co-Owner Arek Kissoyan
Ron and Dev w/BIL co-owner Arek Kissoyan on his journey, changes in Mixtape Industry
72 min
Ep. 51 - Josh Giles, Steve Smith
Ron and Dev discuss FAB 50 movers & shakers w/Centennial's Josh Giles & Oak Hill's Steve Smith
68 min
Ep. 50 - Post Holiday Hoops Madness!
Ron and Dev discuss post holiday hoops madness! Top teams + players!
70 min
Ep. 49 - HoopHall West
Ron and Dev discuss HoopHall West & Westchester Tourney and up-and-coming players
62 min
Ep. 48 - Top Players, Performances From HSBB To...
Ron and Dev top HSBB tournaments around the country and where the top players will be playing
68 min
Ep. 47 - Mr. Basketball USA Tracker
Ron and Dev discuss preseason Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, top HSBB tournaments + increase in TV games
72 min
Ep. 46 - LeBron and his Comments About AAU Coaches
Ron and Dev respond to LeBron's recent comments about AAU Coaches & CBB's standout freshmen
73 min
Ep. 45 - FAB 50 Breakdown with IMG's Sean McAloon
Ron and Dev break down the preseason FAB 50 with IMG coach Sean McAloon & Neumann-Goretti coach Carl Arrigale
71 min