Monumental Sports Network Announces Partnership with Ballislife

Ballislife to showcase a select number of MSN live high school games on popular YouTube channel

Monumental Sports Network has announced a partnership with Ballislife to distribute eight marquee local high school basketball matchups live on its popular social platforms beginning Thursday as Paul VI hosts Gonzaga in boys’ hoops action.

Monumental Sports Network and Ballislife will partner to showcase several nationally-ranked teams including Paul VI, DeMatha, Montverde Academy, IMG Academy, Gonzaga, La Lumiere, and Wasatch Academy and will highlight numerous five-star recruits who are committed to top schools such as Duke, North Carolina, Arizona, Tennessee, UNLV, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Ole Miss.

In addition to the “Ballislife Game of the Week” airing on the Ballislife YouTube channel, which has 2.35 million subscribers and over 785 million lifetime views, Monumental Sports Network will incorporate Ballislife elements into the broadcasts, including Fab50 National Team Rankings.

Widely known for their highlight footage and mixtapes featuring the top basketball players and teams in the country, Ballislife will also produce similar content around the players and teams showcased in the Monumental Sports Network games it is distributing and will promote on its various social media platforms, including Instagram where Ballislife boasts more than 4.7 million followers.

“We are thrilled to partner with Ballislife to deliver a subset of our games on an authentic and fast-growing grassroots basketball platform. We have an exciting schedule of high school basketball games on Monumental Sports Network this season and this is a great opportunity to deliver some of those live games to a large base of our target audience,” Grant Hastings, Vice President of Monumental Sports Network, said.

“Partnering with a team like the Monumental Sports Network is a no brainer for us,” Matt Rodriguez, President of Ballislife, said.

The Ballislife schedule begins Thursday, Jan. 9 for a Gonzaga at Paul VI showdown at 7:30 p.m.

In December, Monumental Sports Network announced it will be stream more than 100 high school basketball games this season and will serve as the exclusive viewing platform for eight premier local high school basketball tournaments including the Wizards HS Showcase, IAC vs. MAC Challenge, Uptown Hoopfest, St. James Invitational, Bob Kirk Invitational, and Alhambra Invitational, presented by WGL Energy.

Streaming of Monumental Sports Network’s coverage of high school basketball is available at www.monumentalsportsnetwork.com as well as the network’s free-to-download apps available on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku and Xbox. Please visit www.getmonumental.com for more information.

Monumental Sports Network High School Basketball Broadcast Schedule
1/9/2020            7:30pm Gonzaga at Paul VI
1/11/2020           4:20pm Mt. Zion vs. IMG (FL)       Uptown Hoopfest- Trinity University
1/28/2020          7:30pm Paul VI at DeMatha
1/30-2/1/2020  TBD TBD vs. TBD                             Bob Kirk Invitational
1/30-2/1/2020  TBD TBD vs. TBD                             St. James Invitational
2/7/2020            7:30pm Gonzaga at DeMatha
2/11/2020          7:30pm St. Johns (DC) at DeMatha
2/16/2020         7pm DeMatha at Paul VI
3/14/2020         TBD TBD vs. TBD                             Alhambra Invitational Tournament

About Monumental Sports Network:
Monumental Sports Network presented by Ticketmaster is the mid-Atlantic region’s top destination for exclusive fan experiences and original sports content across desktop, tablet, mobile and OTT streaming devices. Monumental Sports Network is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and by NBC Sports Group. Monumental Sports Network serves as a digital platform for fans and customers in the D.C. region and around the world. MSE – Monumental Sports Network’s parent company – is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports.

About Ballislife, LLC:
Created in 2005 as a brand highlighting basketball players on its platform, Ballislife has grown from a “Mixtape” outlet to respected basketball apparel, media and event management company. In that time, the Southern California-based company has covered nearly every major high school and grassroots basketball event and today produces and shares content frequently featured on top news websites such as the New York Times and television shows such as ESPN’s SportsCenter. Ballislife’s social networks are followed by millions of fans and its content has produced over 500 million views on YouTube and another 25 million annually on Ballislife.com. Its website is home to the respected FAB 50 National Team Rankings (which have been produced since the 1987-88 season) and the company has created and executed events such as the annual Ballislife All-American Game, Ballislife Jr. All-American Camp, and Eastbay Funk Dunk Contest.