Recap: She's Ballin Showcase 2023

Recap: She's Ballin Showcase 2023
Rian Forestier

Rain Collins of Dripping Springs, Texas, competes at the She's Ballin Showcase. *Photo by Chris Hansen.

SAN ANTONIO – The She’s Ballin Showcase is an annual stop and the unofficial start to the spring club season.  More than 100 players from across the Lone Star State as well as some out of region players jumped in the gym on Saturday to compete.

The day opens up with some skill work by current professional Amber Ramirez.   Seeing a former high school All-American investing back in the next wave is refreshing.  After breaking down some hand-off action it was game time and here’s some takeaways from both sessions.

Rian Forestier, a 5-foot-11-inch guard from Helotes, Texas, is not stranger to our staff having attended multiple Elite Is Earned camps and Brandon Clay Training Academy’s over her youth career.  There’s just a smooth confidence about this 2024 prospect in these less structured camp game environments that will pay dividends at the next level.

Holland Harris of Orlando, Florida, is a 2025 perimeter player catching a lot of people’s attention.  She has all the physical traits at 6-1 with a long wingspan and a fluidity to her athleticism which we can probably thank the years of tennis she’s played for in part.  

Being about to communicate about the game and about your game is a big plus.  In the small group Q&A session, Hannah Carr of Frisco, Texas, did a great job of explaining how and where she’d like the ball if the game was on the line.  

In the younger session that started our day it didn’t take long for San Antonio native Carly Reyes to make an impression.  Her ball skill and breakdown ability quickly makes up for a lack of prototypical size.  She got into the heart of the defense and countless occasions and the traffic didn’t seem to phase her.  She has a bag full of passes and ways to get her shot off.

Makenzie Bailey of San Antonio, Texas, like Forestier, is a smooth operator we’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past.  The 2027 power guard plays at her speed and she did a great job of getting to her spots in the live play.  

Rain Collins of Dripping Springs, Texas, was terrific at creating space efficiently.  She is strong with the ball and showed a solid skill set offensively.

Rakia Nelson of San Antonio, Texas, showed us a smooth step-back jumper.  Her size on the perimeter is a premium and she did a great job working the offensive glass from the wing.

Kayla King from Judson High School in San Antonio showed the ability to turn the corner and also use change of speed and pocket pulls to protect the ball when creating.




Kayli Kellogg of Nacodoches, Texas, is just tough.  Everything she does on the floor seems to have purpose.  She’s got shiftiness and good hands.  She made great reads on the move and got her teammates great looks on drive and kick action.

One of the most impactful guards in the younger session was Maddie Boxterman of Austin, Texas.  She covers so much ground on each dribble that defenders struggle to beat her to a spot. She handles contact well and puts a lot of pressure on defenders.

Another youngster who played well with contact and has some shift in her game Saania Khawaja of Austin, Texas.  She has good size and used it to create in transition.

One player every evaluator wrote down within minutes of the action starting was Jasmine Travis of San Antonio, Texas.  The 2027 frontcourt player is tall, long, mobile and showed good balance.  She worked the glass and showed good touch for a young forward.

Delaney Arredondo of San Antonio, Texas, just finished up her freshman year of High School but has played against so much talent already in her young career she plays like an upperclassmen.  She’s added a jumper to her lethal ability to attack off the bounce.  She’s starting to play with more and more poise which is a scary proposition for opponents this spring and summer.

Kennedy Borders of Plano, Texas, was a 2027 who stood out.  She’s strong, patient with the ball and showed a finishing package that included either hand around the rim.

Chanel Shuler of Plano, Texas, is a back to the basket post option who has the size and footwork to make an impact.  As she gets more comfortable in crowded spaces where double teams can speed a finish up, she’ll see the next jump in her game.

Avaya Brundidge of San Antonio, Texas, showed smooth guard skills and size on the wing.  Her length and activity on defense was impactful.

Chris Hansen is managing editor of and serves on the McDonald’s All-American and Naismith Trophy selection committees.  He was a co-founder of and the national director of scouting for ESPN HoopGurlz from 2005 until 2012 and is the director of the Check Me Out Showcase and ELITE is EARNED events.  He can be reached at

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