The Annual Spring 150 Showcase is a two-day showcase event of individual players hosted by Gems In The Gym CEO Kameo Williams. He is a proven, knowledgeable, experienced and respected veteran in this space. Comprised of over 100 players over the two days ranging from 7th thru 12th graders, with a few exceptions. The event was held at the College of Alameda in Alameda, California. Players travelled from all over, from as far as Japan, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Iowa, Nevada, Texas and of course California.
The two-day event featured skill-building drills, defensive principles, resistance band work, one on one, three on three and full live scrimmages.
On the first day, the athletes were divided into groups and coaches Janae Young (Infinite Performance PT) & Britnea Moore (Access Your Game) led them through offensive & defensive drills, plus lots of dynamic warm ups, strengthening and stretching. The athletes worked on their fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork and moving without the ball. The coaches provided consistent feedback throughout the day. Here we apply the Teach It, Show It, Rep It, Apply It method!
Things ramped up the second day as the athletes did everything they did day one and more. The incredible skill development specialist Delandro Leday was on hand to take the athletes through an amazing ball handling circuit. Some ball screen offensive concepts were added, early offense installed and lots of half court scrimmages happened along with full court action. Competed shooting drills as well. This allowed them to showcase their talent and newfound skills in a highly competitive environment. The coaches, trainers, scouts and former college/pro players observed their performances.
Overall the feedback of the showcase has been positive. It was a great opportunity for these athletes to display their abilities and gain exposure. We saw incredible improvement, talent and potential over the two-day event, and we look forward to following these amazing athletes progress going forward. Below are some players who caught our eye:
Mecca Alexander (CA) - 2024 - We have seen Mecca several times and she continues to improve. She is a scoring left handed guard who can be dynamic at times. Using her strong hand, aggressiveness & craftiness to get to the basket and finish was a consistent thing all weekend. The verbal San Jose State commit make good passes to cutting teammates and shot it well from behind the arc.
Keytonna Ross-Wilson (CA) -2024 - This speedy guard just makes plays. She is ultra competitive. She routinely wanted to defend the better guards. She is such a tenacious defender, very tough inside as she will fight for rebounds with bigger players, has an explosive first step which allow her to get to the basket and use her athleticism for a variety of finishes. She finds a way to impact a game!
Arianna Chacon (CA) - 2026 - Noticeably taller, appears to be 5'9" or so, the scoring guard is fundamentally sound, doesn't force anything, makes good decisions, is solid defensively but offensively is where she shines. She takes advantage of whatever the defense gives her. Play off her and she knocks down the perimeter shot, press up on her and she is creative enough off the dribble to beat defenders to score of find an open teammate.
Jhaliana Guy (IA) - 2028 - A cerebral point guard with all the tools to be successful. The 5'7" guard has the potential to be a game-changer. Her ball-handling, passing and decision making skills are key factors in how effective she can be. She showed leadership, has an amazing shooting form which leads to tremendous accuracy from outside. She is legit and is officially nicknamed J-Smoove! Ashiian Hunter (AZ) - 2023 - Ashiian is so effective and efficient. A point guard who excels at next level reads and scoring. She shoots a very good percentage from three, limits her turnovers, and is impactive ar all levels offensively. Still is still unsigned, she can help a team at the next level.
Touraya Blakey (CA) - 2026 - A 5'6" strong pure athlete with a great motor! She plays bigger than her height due to her strength. She had some dazzling finishes in the paint off of some tough drives. There is a lot of upside with this kid.
Romaya Farrington (AZ) - 2029 - Our entire staff came away extremely impressed with this youngster. She was the youngest kid at the event, but was competitive and fearless. She stepped up voluntarily over and over during the weekend. Her gifts presently are her size (5'7"), instincts, athleticism and drive. As long as she still has a love for the game going forward then the sky is the limit.
Tamiah Harrison (NV) - 2026 - Our all hustle award winner right here! Blazing speed, her acceleration is explosive, and despite her small stature she plays with such a chip on her shoulder that the size is almost not a factor. She is 5'1" but is supremely gifted athletically. She gets by defenders with ease with her quickness and make several shots over taller defenders inside. If she gets a knockdown jumper then it will be a wrap.
Ashanti Dias (CA) - 2024 - The steady improvement of this kid is great to see. She is extremely fast, but is learning to play at different speeds. Her right to left crossover is deadly. Blessed with great lateral quickness, now she is a ball hawking defender. With her speed, athleticism, midrange, shifty play and tenacious competitive spirit, I believe this kid takes a huge leap this Spring & Summer.
Myella Chapman (CA) - 2027
Ramie Chatman (CA) - 2027 -
Her game has ascended to another level. She is much more assertive than ever. She is vocal, plays with good pace, contains her man well on the defensive end, has a nice floater, midrange and three ball. She is using her body on finishes inside to shield off defenders and finish with her off hand. She will be one of the dominant guards in her class out of the Central Valley area of California.
Kelan Payne (CA) - 2027 - Kelan is still in the development stages, but at 6'2", aggressive, long arms and volleyball type bounce, she has some things to work with. She has really good anticipation defensively, rebounds her area well, and has a nice intermediate shot. With more experience she will open up peoples eyes quickly.
Leah Sarabia (CA) - 2024 - One of the more intriguing players at the event. She has skills to attack off the bounce and shoots the three off the catch & with a step back very well. I loved how she consistently found the open man with timely passes. She made several good entry passes into the post while under duress. She is composed and plays hard! At times she is too unselfish. If she takes her assertiveness up a notch she can put herself on the radar of college coaches.
Jasmin Pho (CA) - 2025 - Hailing from Tokyo, Japan the 5'7" guard has a high IQ and can really shoot the rock. The handle is solid. She made our list primarily because of the consistency of her shot. She has good footwork as she shot the ball off of curls, still and coming off down screens.
Jayla Freeman (AZ) - 2027 -
On the West Coast there are not many lead guards with the combination of explosive athleticism, speed, creativity & toughness! This kid will wow you with some of her acrobatic finishes and hang time. The handle is dynamic and she gets down hill quick! She has the ability to be special once she starts knocking down the perimeter shot consistently.
Love Best (OR) - 2028 - A pure floor general. At this age her game resembles the style of Sue Bird. She understands how to get the ball to her teammates at the right time, plays with pace & poise, consistently plays off two feet with is rare these days, excels in he pick & roll game. She will pick you a part. You go under the screen and she pulls from three, you go over the screen and she presses the paint to attack the next level defender, draws them and dishes to the open man for an easy bucket. She is always in control, and sees plays develop early. Her game is mature!
Kyoko Beasley (WA) - 2028 - Versatility, length and athleticism best describes this slashers game. She is extremely long, has good size already (5'9"), gets a lot of deflections and rebounds, and is a straight slasher to the basket. Her upside is crazy!
Hailey Whitman (CA) - 2025 -
I absolutely love the advancement of Haileys game. Her confidence handling the ball has definitely elevated. She is stronger, way more confident and absolutely kills in the intermediate area with her face up game and midrange shot. She rebounds her area well also. With her size and skill she should have college coaches eyes this Spring & Summer.
Adyra Rajan (CA) - 2026 - Adyra has taken her game to another level. She was the best overall scorer from the weekend. She attacked long closeouts decisively, embraced contact on her drives and had several successful physical finishes. She is 5'9" with a solid build and is a sniper from deep. She is a legitimate D1 prospect.
Love Forde (OR) - 2027 -
Love was the MVP from the weekend! She is 6'1", powerful, agile, has good footwork, great hands, a nice shot from three, a back to the basket game, but faced up from the high post and made plays as well. She covered her man defensively but was quick to rotate over to help a teammate by having some thunderous blocks. Her size, touch and aggressiveness makes her an elite prospect.
Kindle Rowe (NV) - 2024 - Kindle missed the high school season, but the 6'3" post from Reno, Nevada has returned. She is still rounding into shape, but she commands space down low, is much more assertive than I've ever seen her, more agile, can make all the fundamental post moves over each shoulder and rebounds the rock. Follow this kid this Spring & Summer.
Lizzie Quinteros (CA) - 2026 - Lizzie has turned herself into a full blown scorer. Once she crosses half court she is a threat. Her range is elite. She knows how to move well without the ball, Her footwork and quick release allows her to get off shots that others cannot. But she is not just a shooter. She will shot fake and attack the paint as well. She is has a scorers mentality but is unselfish. The trajectory of her game is up.