Coach Hemi Final 4 Takeaways – April 6, 2018

Class of 2019 Shelby Case (with ball) and Class of 2020 Gracie Crabtree (right) sharpened their skills at #CoachHemiFinal4 in Columbus, Ohio, last weekend. Photo cred – Chris Hansen

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The inaugural Final Four Showcase gave 100+ campers from nine states a chance to display their skills in front of the staff. With prospects ranging from nationally ranked high school juniors to some of the region’s elite middle school preps, there was no shortage of talent inside Northland High School on Saturday. Here’s a look at three prospects who caught my attention with their work during our Spotlight Workout Sessions:

Shelby Case – 6’1” – 2019 – Heritage Christian (Indianapolis, IN)

Case has a smooth skill set at the forward position. She has the size to be effective as a secondary rebounder at the power forward spot while possessing the outside shooting needed to be a sharp shooting option in the trail 4 slot. She reminds me of George Washington starter Kelsi Mahoney.

Gracie Crabtree – 5’7” – 2020 – University School (Johnson City, TN)

Crabtree is a solid option at the guard spot. She showed the ability to stretch the opposing defense with her jumpshot. Crabtree also made some plays with the ball in her hands as well. Defensively, she’s a solid position kid who understands when / where to help.

Kawaiolala’iku Martin – 5’10” – 2020 – St. Paul’s School (Lexington, MA)

Martin has good size and mobility. She has a chance to be an effective option as a swing forward. Right now, her skill could make her most productive at the 4 spot at least initially in college. Her willingness to pay attention in drill work bodes well for her future success.

Brandon Clay is the owner of the International Report, Peach State Basketball, Inc., and The is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. In addition to serving as WNBA Director of Scouting, Clay serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. Clay serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the National Coordinator of Voting for the Boys / Girls All-American Teams. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at