Preview: MaxPreps & Under Armour

The week following Christmas always provides us with plenty of holiday tournaments. The MaxPreps Holiday Classic and the Under Armour Holiday are two of the best and will have full coverage from the events in California.

MaxPreps Holiday Classic

Where: Palm Springs, Calif.
When: Dec. 26-30
Reporting Staff: Evan Daniels, Josh Gershon

Top Players: Jordan McLaughlin, Kameron Edwards, Michael Humphrey, Kameron Chatman, Justin Coleman, D.J. Wilson, Oscar Fryer, Derek Funderburk, Tra Holder, Dikymbe Martin, Jordan Barnett, Jeremy Lieberman, Elijah Stewart, Deron Henson, Namon Wright

Looking Forward To: One of things that excites me about this event is getting a good look a Jordan McLaughlin, Kameron Chatman, Michael Humphrey and Justin Coleman with their high schools teams. While I've seen plenty of all four on the AAU circuit, I've never evaluated them with their high school teams, so it'll be a great opportunity to see them in that setting. will have coverage of the MaxPreps Holiday Classic on Thursday and Friday

Under Armour Holiday Classic

Where: San Diego, Calif.
When: Dec. 26-30
Reporting Staff: Evan Daniels, Josh Gershon

Top Players: Theo Pinson, JaQuel Richmond, Georgios Papagiannis, Jared Nickens, Ivan Rabb, Malik Price-Martin, Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Thomas Welsh, Trey Kell, Justin Simon, Malik Marquetti, T.J. Leaf, Kendall Small

Looking Forward To: It's interesting that I'll travel across the country to see a kid on the east coast that I've been excited to see. Georgios Papagiannis came to the United States in the early fall and is receiving a significant amount of buzz. The 2015 big men will certainly be one I watch.

I'm also looking forward to seeing Ivan Rabb. The word after the Tarkanian Classic was he's showing improvements and playing like the best player in the 2015 class. So that's something else we'll be paying close attention to. will have coverage of the Under Armour Holiday Classic on Saturday and Monday

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