High School Basketball Happenings

High School Basketball Happenings

By Zain Motani
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.
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Interview with #1 Ranked Player in the ESPN Class of 2021 - Jonathan Kuminga

High School Basketball Happenings

Interview with #1 Ranked Player in the ESPN Class of 2021 - Jonathan Kuminga

High School Basketball Happenings

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Interview with the #17 Ranked Prospect in the Class of 2021 – Harrison Ingram
Harrison Ingram (ranked #17 in the ESPN Top 60 for the class of 2021) joins Paul and Zain to talk about: - How he is staying in shape during the quarantine - What factors will determine how he narrows his list down from 10 to one - The experience of playing against Prolific Prep at American Airlines Center - His favorite social media trend taking place right now - What new skill outside of basketball he is working on during this quarantine You can follow Harrison on the following social media platforms: Twitter: @Harrisoniingram Instagram: @harrison.ingram
14:48
May 26, 2020
Interview with 5-Star 2021 Point Guard - Kennedy Chandler
5-Star 2021 point guard Kennedy Chandler (#13 in the ESPN rankings and the #1 PG in the class) joins Paul and Zain on High School Basketball Happenings podcast to talk about: - How he is staying in shape during the quarantine - How his experience winning Peach Jam with Mokan Elite over the summer prepared him for his junior year of high school - What factors will determine how he narrows his final list (UNC, Duke, Memphis, Tennessee, Kentucky) down to a single school - What hobbies are consuming his time outside of basketball - His stack rank of all the social media platforms You can follow Kennedy on Twitter at @KChandler_1 and Instagram at @_kennedychandler1
11:59
May 19, 2020
Interview with Joe Tipton - Founder of Tipton Edits
Over the last few years, picture and video edits have truly disrupted the high school basketball landscape.   A pioneer of that digital disruption is the digital platform Tipton Edits.  On this episode of the High School Basketball Happenings podcast, Joe Tipton, the founder of  Tipton Edits, joins Paul and Zain to talk about: - the genesis and inspiration for Tipton Edits - some of the more unique exchanges he has had with top prospects - advice to people who want to get into the content game - how he is occupying his time beyond Tipton Edits during this quarantine  You can follow Tipton Edits on social media on: IG: @tipton.edits Twitter: @TiptonEdits
22:27
May 14, 2020
Interview with 5-Star 2021 Forward - Moussa Cisse
5-Star 2021 forward Moussa Cisse (#8 in the ESPN rankings) joins Paul and Zain on High School Basketball Happenings podcast to talk about:  - His journey from Guinea to Brooklyn to Tennessee - How he is staying in shape during the quarantine  - What he is doing outside of basketball to stay busy during the quarantine - How losing in the state championship last year inspired him to lead his team to a state championship this year - The likelihood he reclassifies from 2021 to 2020 You can follow Moussa on Twitter at @moussacisse224 and Instagram at @moussacisse33
15:30
May 8, 2020
Interview with #1 Ranked Player in the ESPN Class of 2021 - Jonathan Kuminga
Jonathan Kuminga (ranked #1 in the ESPN Top 60 players for the class of 2021) joins Paul and Zain to talk about: - where and how he is working on his game during this COVID-19 pandemic - the likelihood that he reclassifies up to 2020 - who he would most like to play with in the NBA  - what he does to stay busy outside of basketball - his favorite foods and Tik Tok dances You can follow Jonathan on the following social platforms:  Twitter: @JonathanKuming6 Instagram: @jonathan_kuminga
11:24
May 1, 2020
Interview with 5-Star 2021 Forward - Moussa Diabate
5-Star 2021 forward Moussa Diabate joins Paul and Zain on High School Basketball Happenings podcast to talk about: - The background of why he decided to come from France to the USA to concentrate on basketball - How RJ Barrett helped him overcome the language barrier  - Which schools are recruiting him the hardest - What skills he is working on outside of basketball during this COVID-19 pandemic You can follow Moussa on Twitter at @M0ussaDiabate and Instagram at @m0ussadiabate
15:56
May 1, 2020
New ESPN Player Rankings Breakdown from Paul
Paul dissects the updated ESPN player for the class of 2020, 2021, and 2022 that came out on April 29th, including: - What factors go into determining what a player will be ranked  - Changes in the top 5 player rankings for the class of 2020 - Who the biggest jumpers in the ESPN Top 100 were - A teaser for the 2023 rankings - who some of the players in contention for the top spot are
20:04
May 1, 2020
Interview with #1 Ranked Player in the ESPN 100 - Jalen Green
Jalen Green (ranked #1 in the ESPN Top 100 players for the class of 2020) joins Paul and Zain to talk about his evolution as a shooter, what advice he would have to younger recruits, his relationship with some players in 2021, and his love of dancing and animals. You can follow Jalen on the following social platforms:  Twitter: @JalenGreen Instagram: @jalen
14:51
April 29, 2020
Interview with 4-Star Texas Tech Signee Micah Peavy
Micah Peavy (ranked #31 in the ESPN Top 100 players for the class of 2020) joins Paul and Zain to talk about how he is staying in shape during this quarantine, why he is particularly excited to be a Red Raider next year, how he thinks his Duncanville High School team will do next year after he graduates, and what's a skill outside of basketball that he is looking to get better at while stuck at home. You can follow Micah on the following social platforms:  Twitter: @mjpv5 Instagram: @mjpv5  
12:51
April 22, 2020
Jalen Green & Isaiah Todd are G-League Bound and Class Evaluations with Adam Finkelstein
ESPN Scout Adam Finkelstein joins the podcast to talk about Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd's decision to forego college and go to the G-league, what impact these decisions will have on top prospects in the future, and Paul and Adam debate which recruiting classes are the most talented, will classes will have the biggest impact as a freshman cohort, which classes are the most under-the-radar, and which classes will be the most fun to watch next year in college basketball.  
30:01
April 22, 2020
GEICO Nationals 2020 - Bracket Predictions
Early April traditionally means the GEICO Nationals Tournament culminating in the crowning of a national high school basketball champion. In this episode, Paul and Zain provide their predictions of which teams would have advanced and which team would have eventually been crowned the 2020 champion had Nationals taken place. GEICO Nationals Bracket: - 1 seed Montverde vs. 8 seed Prolific Prep - 4 seed Dorman vs. 5 seed La Lumiere - 3 seed Sunrise Christian vs. 6 seed Oak Hill - 2 seed Wasatch Academy vs. 7 seed IMG Academy
19:58
April 15, 2020
Interview with 5-Star Big Guard Greg Brown Jr.
Greg Brown Jr.  (ranked #9 in the ESPN Top 100 players for the class of 2020) joins Paul and Zain to talk about how he is staying in shape during this unique time in the world, what will be most important to him as he makes his college decision on April 24th, and the genesis and vision for the Hedgehog brand.  You can follow Greg on the following social platforms:  Twitter: gb3elite  Instagram: greg.brown03  TikTok: greg.brown03  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWralYIrqgRRfNg_9g337A?app=desktop
12:18
April 7, 2020
Best Dunker, Best Shooter, Most Clutch, Most Underrated, Hardest Working Players, and Most Exciting Players to Watch in the Class of 2021
In this episode, Paul and Zain provide their perspectives on who are the: - Best Dunkers - Best Shooter - Most Clutch - Most Underrated - Hardest Competitors - Most Exciting Players to Watch in the class of 2021
21:38
March 24, 2020
The case for a shot clock in high school basketball and Paul's updated top 5 players regardless of class
In this episode, Paul and Zain discuss the case for and the case against a shot clock in high school basketball.  Paul and Zain provide their top five players regardless of class comprised of prospects from the class of 2020, 2021, and 2022.
19:20
March 7, 2020
Best Dunker, Shooter, Most Clutch, Most Underrated, and Hardest Working Players in the Class of 2020
In this episode, Paul and Zain provide their perspectives on who are the: - Best Dunkers - Best Shooter - Most Clutch - Most Underrated - Hardest Competitors in the class of 2020
13:34
February 21, 2020
Jalen Green jumps to #1, Best Scorer in 2020, McDonald All American Rosters, Can anyone beat Montverde?
Paul Biancardi and Zain Motani discuss: - Jalen Green's jump from #3 to #1 in the ESPN class of 2020 rankings - is anyone playing better than BJ Boston right now? - who is the most prolific scorer in the high school game? - what is the process by which the McDonalds All American game roster selections are decided? - which high school basketball teams in the last 10 years could compete with this year's Montverde team?
29:10
February 14, 2020
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February 13, 2020