SAN DIEGO -- The second day of the 23rd Annual Holiday Classic on Thursday took me to La Jolla Country Day High School and the American Division of competition. The morning session began with an intriguing undersized 4-man in 6-foot-4 junior Justin Strings (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa) doing battle with Harvard signee Hunter Myers (Minden, Nev./Douglas).
However, the action really picked up in the evening with super frosh Lonzo Ball (Chino Hills, Calif./Chino Hills) and relentless sophomore Jalen Jenkins (Mesa, Ariz./Mesa) stealing the headlines as they led their respective teams to the semifinals.
Here were some of the best performances from Day 2 on Thursday. Day 1 action featured a trio of players ranked in the top 25 in their respective classes. The tournament runs through Saturday.