The pandemic has limited opportunities for student-athletes, especially those who reside on the Native American Reservation. Some high schools located near the reservation cancelled winter sports, due to a spike in COVID-19. Native American Grassroots Director Jon Yarrow decided to put together a two-day individual showcase to help student-athletes gain exposure to college opportunities for high school boys and girls.
Here are the top girl's prospects that I witnessed from Day 1 of this year's event:
Ahdiayh Chee 2024 5-5 Combo Guard (Chandler, AZ) - She is a solid combo-guard prospect who has great ball-handling skills. She impresses with her offensive ability, as she has a high IQ and can create scoring opportunities for herself and teammates. She shows great finishing ability and a nice jumper with mid and long-range capability. One of her best attributes is her low-post-back-to-the-basket scoring ability, which is impressive. She defends well and is a talent to keep a tab on, as she is only a freshmen and a definite big-time talent.
Jaileen Yarrow 2024 5’7 Combo Guard (Gardnerville, NV) - Yarrow (pictured) is a big time prospect with interests from high-major and mid-major-plus Division-I college programs. She has impressive ball handling, athleticism and scoring ability. She has a high IQ and can create scoring opportunities for herself and her teammates, which makes her an excellent facilitator. On the defensive end, she is probably the best defender of the whole event. She can guard all five positions and flexes her high basketball IQ with her craftiness by creating turnovers. Yarrow has a high ceiling and proves she can play at a high level. College coaches make sure to keep a tab on her as she has a bright future.
Tse Nizhoni Morgan 2022 6-0 Wing/Forward (Von Ormy, TX) is a hidden gem. She shows impressive guard skills such as ball handling, footwork for her size. She has the ability to get physical and play in the post as well.
Savannah Martinez 2022 5'7 Guard (Riverton, WY) impressed with her ball handling, footwork, athleticism, length and range. She has a great feel for the game and shows she can defend on-ball and help-side. She has a good ability to slash and finish as well as a nice jumper with a quick release. She displayed good range as she can convert shots from the mid and long ranges.
Layla C'Bearing 2023 5'9 Forward (Ethete, WY) showed nice range, scoring ability, ball handling, motor and athleticism. She is a nice wing and post prospect with a quick release. She has a great IQ and defends the post well. She has tremendous upside and plays unselfish.
Sage Begay 2023 5-8 Guard (Winslow, AZ) impressed with her slashing ability, motor, defense, IQ and aggression. Begay has a great motor; she is a sleeper prospect which college coaches should take note of this hidden gem. Offensively she moves great without the ball and scores from multiple levels (inside, mid and long ranges).
Jasmyn Torres 2024 5-3 Guard (Fernley, NV) is a scrappy guard prospect with nice range and quickness. She has a great motor and gets after it on both ends. She showed a quick release with nice mid and long range scoring ability. Defensively she is a crafty defender who has great anticipation and IQ.
Jaziah Billey 2025 5-3 Guard (Chandler, AZ) is another hidden gem who plays big with her quick aggressive play. She has nice range and can convert mid and long range shots with a nice shooting stroke. Defensively she is a solid on ball and help-side defender who thrives to cause chaos by disrupting the passing lanes.