Five observations: Southern California holiday events

Here's what we saw at two events in Southern California: The MaxPreps Holiday Classic (Palm Desert) and the Under Armour Holiday Classic (San Diego).

1. Sierra Canyon, located in Chatsworth, California captured the MaxPreps Holiday Classic championship despite not having the talents of arguably their best college prospect in 6-foot-8 sophomore Ira Lee. However, Cody Riley (No. 10 in ESPN 25) displayed his lethal combination of power and skill to carry his team through the tournament. The Trailblazers also received stellar performances from junior Devearl Ramsey (No. 47 in ESPN 60) as well as sophomores Remy Martin and Adam Seiko.