Eyes On the Prize

Eyes On the Prize

Eyes On the Prize After capturing last year’s WCAC championship, the Stags return all five starters from last year’s team. The expectations are crystal clear, it’s championship or bust. When I was at Gonzaga a few weeks ago, Coach Steve Turner told me something I kept...
Gonzaga Eagles: Team Preview

Gonzaga Eagles: Team Preview

Gonzaga Eagles: Team Preview This week, I was fortunate enough to add another prestigious stop to my preseason open gym tour. I took a trip out to Eye Street to get a good look at this year’s Gonzaga Eagles. It was my first time attending a Gonzaga preseason...
New Year, Same Goals

New Year, Same Goals

New Team, Same Goals I took my annual pre-season trip to Paul VI, one of the top high school programs in the country, to watch their work out and catch up with the team. The focus of the work out was the same as it always is, all about defense—Coach Farello’s main...
2018 NBA Draft Recap

2018 NBA Draft Recap

2018 NBA Draft Recap As most of you know, the NBA Draft took place last night. There was a lot of hype and anticipation leading up to the draft, many rumors were swirling in the days leading up to the draft about potential trades and players stock rising and falling....
EYBL Session Four Standouts

EYBL Session Four Standouts

EYBL Session 4 Standouts The EYBL (Elite Youth Basketball League) is Nike’s AAU circuit. Each year, it brings together the best of the best, from all around the country to compete under one roof. For those of you who don’t know, AAU basketball is a lot more free...
My 2018 Round 1 Big Board

My 2018 Round 1 Big Board

The most common draft article is the “Mock Draft” where analysts try to predict what will happen on June 21st. But when I do mock drafts, I always get caught up in trying to find the middle ground between what I think will happen, and what I would do if I was a GM in...
A Family Admired

A Family Admired

A Family Admired The classic black and orange jerseys, the screaming parents, and the high level talent. These are the things that immediately catch your eye when you watch Team Takeover. The AAU program is well known across the nation, and has built a very strong...
McDonald’s All-American Recap

McDonald’s All-American Recap

McDonald’s All American Recap My third trip to the McDonald’s All American Games was everything I expected, and plenty more. Court side views to the JamFest and practices, and access to talk to the future stars of our game. It’s everything that I dream of. Getting the...
March Madness First Weekend Recap – EP. 2

March Madness First Weekend Recap – EP. 2

Welcome back to the Jake In The Paint Podcast. On this episode I recap an epic first weekend in the NCAA Tournament, I offer my analysis to help explain some of the craziest upsets in recent history and tell you why I think being mentally tough is the most important...
March Madness Preview with Nick Patton – EP. 1

March Madness Preview with Nick Patton – EP. 1

  On my first offcial episode, I give a Selection Sunday recap and Tournament Preview with my boy, Nicky Patton. We go region by region and give our “Lock” upsets, sleepers, and who we think will make it to San Antonio. We try to give our best analysis and...
The Intro

The Intro

Welcome to the the Jake In The Paint podcast.  I am a 16 year blogger who has covered elite high school and college basketball players, teams and other news over the last few years, and am now expanding my reach.  Whether traveling to cover the Mc Donalds All-American...

Teams Who Can Make An Unexpected Run In March

Teams Who Can Make Unexpected Run In March It’s March and you know what that means…time to talk brackets. One of the hardest things about filling out a bracket is picking what I like to call your “Snoozer.” It’s the team that’s more realistic than your mid major who...
No Excuses, No Drop off

No Excuses, No Drop off

No Excuses, No Drop off The Tale of Paul VI When I asked the Paul VI players what their mindset has been throughout this entire season, Junior guard Xavier Joyner answered back immediately, “No Excuses, make sure you put that in there.” This past Saturday, the...

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