Under Armour Holiday Classic: Day One Rundown

DEL MAR, Calif. -- The National Division at the Under Armour Classic has a loaded field and the lineup of teams and players lived up to expectations on Friday. UCLA signee Thomas Welsh, Arizona signee Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Maryland signee Jared Nickens were among the days standouts.

Trey Kell, SG, St. Augustine: After a slow start, Kell, a 6-foot-4 guard headed to San Diego State, got hot in the third quarter and scored eight straight baskets for St. Augustine, including three straight three-pointers. Kell has an effortless stroke with range that extends well beyond the stripe. His feel for the game is impressive, as he's a good passer and makes good decisions when he has the ball in his hands. He finished the game with 30 points.

Angel Delgado, PF, The Patrick School: Battling with the one of the best in 2015 (Ivan Rabb), Delgado managed 10 points and added a bunch of rebounds. After missing some wild shots early on, he settled down and played his game. Delgado, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward, was physical inside and made it difficult for Ivan Rabb to get easy looks or post touches. Delgado hit the glass hard and ran the floor with purpose. He hit a jump hook, had a couple of finishes inside and made an impressive coast-to-coast finish.

Jared Nickens, SF, Westtown: This was easily the best effort I've seen from Nickens. The 6-foot-6 wiry wing prospect, who signed with Maryland, showed an impressive scoring package on Saturday. He's known for his shooting ability from long-range, so watching him knock down six three-pointers wasn't exactly a shocker. But it was the way he worked off the dribble for mid-range shots that stood out. He hit a trio of floaters, plus a pull-up jumper from 18-feet. Nickens willed Westtown to a win over Wesleyan Christian.

Thomas Welsh, C, Loyola: Picking up where he left off late in the summer, Welsh performed at a high level against Sierra Canyon. Welsh dominated the glass, reeling in 11 rebounds, he contested shots on the defensive end, and after missing a couple shots early, connected on eight straight fields goals. In all he finished 11-for-15 from the field and scored 26 points.

Welsh continues to grow as a prospect. At 7-feet, Welsh's mobility has consistently gotten better. He owns his area in the paint from a rebounding standpoint. He fights hard on the block for position. Welsh has a great set of strong hands that catch everything thrown his way. He has good instincts and always keeps the ball high when he gets a touch. He's comfortable scoring over his shoulders, but one of his best assets is his ability to make short and mid-range shots with consistency. On top of that, he's a smart player that can pass out of the high post.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright, PG, Loyola: If there were any doubts about Jackson-Cartwright, he settled them on Saturday. The now 5-foot-11 Arizona signee orchestrated a heck of a game against Sierra Canyon. Using his quickness and crafty handle, Jackson-Cartwright got to where he wanted on the court when he wanted. He has such good pace to his game and changes speeds so well that the Sierra Canyon guards had no idea how to keep him in front. When Jackson-Cartwright got into the paint, his thought process was to get a teammate a shot and he usually did. He made great decision with the ball, made timely jump shots and mixed in finishes at the rim.

Deontae North, SF, Corona Centennial: North made a huge difference in a win over Chino Hills. The wing plays with terrific effort and was all over the place on defense, making it difficult for the opponent's guards to maneuver. He hit open threes and got to the basket, scoring consistently throughout the game. North is a big pickup for Long Beach State.

Ivan Rabb, PF, Bishop O'Dowd: Despite a loss in the semi-finals, Rabb had a strong game at The Patrick School, which threw a handful of post players at the 6-foot-10 big man. Rabb, who has wide shoulders and lengthy arms, is a very good athlete that runs the floor with ease. He's a terrific rebounder and kept a number of balls alive on the offensive glass. Defensively he's always a threat to block shots and is a presence inside. Offensively, Rabb continues to get more and more comfortable. He has a mid-range jump shot, but also likes to catch from the elbow and attack the rim. His game continues to develop and he's making strides as a player.

Georgios Papagiannis, C, Westtown: At first glance, Papagiannis is absolutely huge at 7-foot-1 and probably close to 300-pounds. For his, Papagiannis actually moves pretty well and he shows effort looking to get up and down the court. Offensively he struggled on Saturday, as he couldn't get his hooks of mid-range jump shots to go down. At this point he's an area rebounder and will get his hands on some shots because of his pure size. He'll be one to continue to watch over the next two years because he does have plenty of tools.

Kendall Small, PG, Mayfair: Small is a bulldog going to the basket and against Cantwell-Sacred Heart, when he wanted to get to the rim he did it almost at will. An improved shooter, Small also knocked down multiple shots from distance, while also playing good defense. He's improved from a year ago.

Sedrick Barefield, PF, Corona Centennial: Barefield entered the game with his hands full trying to defend a Chino Hills squad with an unorthodox offensive attack, but he played pretty strong defense throughout the contest and made good decisions with the ball. When the game was on the line, Barefield drove the lane and hit a floater as time expired for the win.

Noah Blackwell, PG, Woodcreek: Playing in the Surf ‘N Slam tournament in San Diego, Blackwell played mostly off the ball for his high school team, but still did some good things. A very strong point guard with long arms, Blackwell is an improving shooter with good ball skills and impressive vision. He knocked down several three-pointers on Saturday, while also using his strength to finish with contact.

Brandon Cyrus, SG, Torrey Pines – The host team has an impressive looking underclassmen prospect. Cyrus, a 6-foot-3 wiry wing, was at his best attacking the basket. He made aggressive drives and consistently found his way to the free throw line on Saturday. He showed a floater and while he didn't make any of his pull-up jumpers or threes, the form on his shot looks fine. He's an intriguing long-term prospect that also has potential as a wing defender.

Bryce Aiken, PG, The Patrick School: For a sophomore, Aiken stepped into a big environment and made big plays against Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd. He stands just 5-foot-9, but he's poises, leads to his team and makes impressive decisions with the ball. Aiken is also a shot maker from both mid-range out to three. He connected on three three-pointers and hit multiple shots from mid-range, showing pull-ups and floaters. He's also a good passer that looks to get his teammates involved.

Devearl Ramsey, PG, Sierra Canyton: A physically strong lead guard, Ramsey impressive with his overall speed. End to end Ramsey is fast and changes directions with ease. He pushed tempo when he had an opportunity and aggressively attacked the basket. Ramsey also hit multiple mid-range pull-ups and added in one three. Now he did have a few possessions where he got careless with the ball, so that's an area to work on, but overall I think Ramsey has improved as a player and a prospect. He finished with 21 points against Loyola.

Justin Moore, PG, Mission Bay: A point guard with good size at 6-foot-3, the word on Moore was that he had to improve as a shooter but I didn't see any problem with his mechanics and definitely not his production, as he got off to a quick start with 16 points in the first quarter hitting threes off the catch and pull and continued to impact the game from there. Moore is a very sharp passer and an unselfish player with a smooth handle. Add his name to a long list of talented point guards out west in 2016.

Cody Riley, PF, Sierra Canyon: For a freshman, Riley has a strong, developed frame. At 6-foot-7, Riley is a physical presence that plays hard in the paint and pursues rebounds. A southpaw, Riley likes to step away from the rim and shoot jump shots from both mid-range out to three. He connected on one three against Loyola. Although he didn't get many touches on the block, he did hit a left jump hook.

*Thomas Welsh's brother Henry has grown to 6-foot-8 and his body is starting to fill out. He appears to be a good rebounder and showed a bit of a nasty streak in the paint. He's certainly one to keep an eye, especially considering how quickly the older Welsh's game matured.

*Word is that Khalil Bedart-Ghana is no longer committed to Yale. A 6-foot-3 guard, Bedart-Ghana is a terrific athlete that makes plays slashing to the rim. He also has potential as a defender. He played hard on both ends of the floor on Saturday and finished well at the rim.

*6-foot-10 big man Gligorije Rakocevic is a big post presence for Montebello (Calif.) Sacred Heart. He demanded the ball on the block and was confident in his scoring moves. He has a go-to move in a right jump hook and has good hand and touch in the paint.

*Justin Moore has offers from San DIego, USC and Georgia State.

*Noah Blackwell has interest from Oregon State, Oklahoma, Saint Mary's, Cal Poly and Cal State Fullerton.

Brandon Cyrus currently has scholarship offers from San Diego and Boston College. Cyrus also has interest from Arizona, Villanova, Arizona State and San Diego State.

Steve Fisher was the only head coach at Torrey Pines all day. He watched a couple of evening games with his entire staff. Wyoming, USC, American, UCLA and Creighton were spotted at the Under Armour Holiday Classic.

Two USC assistants and an SDSU assistant watched Justin Moore and Noah Blackwell.

The evaluations of Justin Moore and Noah Blackwell were from the Surf N' Slam event Saturday morning

* Josh Gershon contributed to this report.

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