Graphic by Bryce EscobarIt's five days until the 2013 MaxPreps Holiday Classic 26-30 in Palm Springs (Calif.) and today we feature five of the nation's top 100 senior recruits who are scheduled to participate in the 119-team, 11-division coed tournament.
According to 247Sports, the quintet are:
File photo by Louis LopezNo. 36, Kameron Chatman of Columbia Christian (Portland, Ore.). – The 6-foot-7, 190-pound forward has already committed to Michigan and is a transfer from Long Beach Poly. His game, shooting range and body continues to grow.
Jordan McLaughlin, Etiwanda
No. 43, Justin Coleman of Wenonah (Birmingham, Ala.) – The 5-10, 150-pound point guard and Alabama commit has been lighting it up for the three-time defending Alabama champion, averaging 31.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.7 steals per game. His team is 10-0 and is No. 11 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national rankings.
No. 44, Jordan McLaughlin of Etiwanda (Calif.) – The 5-11, 162-pound point guard has already committed to USC for the 16th-ranked Hawks who are 10-0. McLaughlin will join 2011 MaxPreps Holiday Classic All-Tournament selection Katlin Reinhardt, a Mater Dei graduate, at USC.
No. 81, Tra Holder of Brentwood School (Los Angeles) – Yet another point guard, the 6-foot senior has already committed to Arizona State. Through eight games, Holder is averaging 25 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.
No. 84, Michael Humphrey of Sunnyslope (Phoenix, Ariz.) – The 6-9 power forward has already committed to Stanford. The 205-pounder is a good mid-range shooter and likes to get out on the break. He's upside is a wide as his wingspan.
All but Holder will be part of the 24-team Invitational Division, which will play at the newly-opened and state-of-the-art Rancho Mirage (Calif.).
See Tournament overview from MaxPreps national basketball editor Jason Hickman
Here are the participants in the Invitational Division: Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.), American Fork (Utah), Bellevue (Wash.), Beverly Hills (Calif.), Calabasas (Calif.), Capital Christian (Sacramento, Calif.), Catalina Foothills (Tucson, Ariz.), Christian Brothers (St. Louis, Mo.), Columbia Christian (Portland, Ore.), De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), Etiwanda (Calif.), Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.), Issaquah (Wash.), Jackson (Mill Creek, Wash.), JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), King (Riverside, Calif.), Leuzinger (Ca.), Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.), Orangewood Academy (Garden Grove, Calif.), St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio), Sunnyslope (Phoenix, Ariz.), Tampa Catholic (Tampa, Fla.), Wenonah (Birmingham, Ala.), Westchester (Los Angeles).
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