Best of the MaxPreps Holiday Classic

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- It's the season of Holiday Classics. I took a break from the 23rd Annual Holiday Classic in San Diego and made the winding trek to Palm Desert to take a peek at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic on Friday -- and boy was it worth it.

It started off with a major surprise in 6-foot-9 junior Chris Snyder (Shingle Springs, Calif./Ponderosa) and ended with an epic duel between Kentucky-bound ESPN 100 senior Aaron Harrison (Richmond, Texas/Fort Bend Travis) and ESPN 60 junior Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Los Angeles/Loyola).

Here were some of the best performances from Friday at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic. On Saturday I’ll be back in San Diego for the final day of the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic and we’ll recap the best of the Day 4 action from San Diego to finish our holiday tourney coverage from Southern California.