Aleyah Harmon
Aleyah Harmon; Sacramento Country Day School 2025

Posted On: 10/27/20 12:05 PM

Grassroots basketball events have been popping up all over the country recently with high school basketball still relatively postponed, and this past weekend Reno, NV played host to the BallNGems Fall Showcase.

The two-day event featured some of the top talent from the Northern California area as well as players from neighboring areas such as Washington and Nevada. Each class was well represented from 2021 all the way down to 2025/26. I attended the event both Sat Oct. 17 and Sun Oct. 18. Here's a look at some of the top players from the classes of 2025 that I saw:

1. Calonni Holloway - Goldenwest Middle School 2025 (Fairfield, CA)

One of the things that stood out to me the most about Holloway was his attention to defense. As one of the youngest players at the camp, she didn't back down from older players and played some solid man-to-man defense. She moves well without the ball and makes good cuts to the rim. Has a solid shot from three-point range. She's a player with some high upside.

2. Zakara Cooper - Liberty Middle School 2025 (San Jose, CA)

Cooper was another player who stood out to me because of her

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