MaxPreps Holiday Classic: Day Two Rundown

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- The second day of the MaxPreps Holiday Classic provided plenty of highlights. LMU signee Elijah Stewart went for 37 points, D.J. Wilson continued to impress and a 2016 point guard emerged.

D.J. Wilson, PF, Capitol Christian – Picking up where he left off on the first day, Wilson had a big morning game and helped Capitol Christian knock off Beverly Hills (Calif.) High. The Michigan signee scored 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting, including 2-for-4 from three, and added seven rebounds.

Wilson's physical development is notable. He was just 6-foot-6 in the spring of 2012, now he every bit of 6-8, and maybe 6-9. He has good length and has a frame that will fill out quite well in college. Wilson's shooting also stood out. He has good-looking form and is a confident shooter from both mid-range and three. Wilson's hands are good, as is his touch around the basket.

Tra Holder, PG, Brentwood School – Against an outmatched bunch on Friday afternoon, Holder, an Arizona State signee, didn't let up. Holder was aggressive on offense, but seemingly made the right play possession after possession. Holder has a good understanding of the point guard spot and makes good decisions with the ball. He was strong with his drives and finished well through contact. He also knocked down a pair of three-pointers and showed his vision in both the half court set and in transition.

Elijah Stewart, SG/SF, Westchester – The best performance of the day came from this 6-foot-4 wiry, wing prospect. Stewart got in a groove and was aggressively looking for his shot. He hit seven mid-range jumpers and this seems to be the area he excels the most. Stewart is also a good shooter from three, which he proved by knocking down four three-pointers. Stewart finished with 37 points in the win.

Stanley Roberts, PF/C, Peninsula – There aren't many available post players that can score around the basket like Roberts. The strongly built 6-foot-6, possibly 6-7, big man scored with both hands on the block and was confident in his jump hook. He rebounded the ball well, played with energy and was actively looking to contest shots.

Michael Humphrey, C, Sunnyslope – Humphrey played well in a close loss to St. Edward. He has a terrific motor for a young post; you just never see him take a play off. He's consistently setting screens, crashing both the offensive and defensive glass and fighting for position in the post. Offensively he's more comfortable facing up than scoring with his back to the basket, but he attempted hook shots with both hands Friday morning, which is a good sign for his development. Almost any area that he's deficient at, at this point could be attributed to the fact that he's relatively new to the game. If he continues to work hard his upside is high.

Jordan Ford, PG, Folsom – Ford has been putting up ridiculous numbers this year and that continued on Friday. A 6-foot guard, Ford has an impressive court presence and is a leader. He handles the ball with care, understands the dynamics of the point guard position and makes smart plays with the ball. While he facilitated early in the game, he began to show his scoring prowess as the game wore on. He consistently knocked down runners in the lane and scored them with both hands. He also hit multiple mid-range pull-ups and a pair of three-pointers. He's a relative unknown on the west coast, but that will soon change as he has the look of a future high major player.

Oscar Frayer, SF, Moreau Catholic – An extremely naturally gifted athlete, Frayer did most of his work on Friday night in transition. When he got the ball in the open court, he was a threat to finish well above the rim. While he's not yet a finished product, he makes a few plays each game where you see what he's capable of if he puts it all together. He competed on defense, fought for rebounds and made some unselfish plays in transition.

*A face up four with quite a bit of upside, Daron Henson did a lot of work from the outside on Friday. He's got a very nice stroke and is a real threat to hit from three off the catch. The next step in his development is adding to his post game and improving his ball skills.

*Damari Milstead showed good anticipation and quick hands on defense, getting his hands on a number of passes and taking them the other way for lay ups. He also finished well around the basket.

*Chivarsky Corbett should help Delaware. The 6-foot-7 combo forward scored both facing the rim and with his back to it. In the first half of his afternoon game he hit three three-pointers.

*Sophomore guard Jordan Ford claims scholarship offers from UTEP and CS Northridge. UCLA, California, Portland and San Jose State are also showing interest.

Wyoming, Santa Clara and Pepperdine had assistants at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic on Saturday.

* Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon contributed to this report.


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