Posted On: 12/29/18 1:59 AM

The Torrey Pines Holiday Classic perennially brings some of the top high school teams to San Diego for four days of excellent basketball spread over five sites and divisions. 

On Wednesday, Day 1 of the event, I was able to visit four of the gyms - Sage Creek, Torrey Pines, St. Augustine and Canyon Crest - for games. 

Here are some of the standouts:

The Holiday Classic - Day 1 standouts


Nolan Naess, 6-7 2021 F, Laguna Beach

Naess was the best player on the court for either team in Laguna's win over Ramona. A versatile face-up guy with range out to the college three, Naess operates largely out of the high post in the team's "chin" offense. This fits his skillset, as he has solid court vision and is a willing passer. He can push the ball in transition with either hand, but he must improve his handle in the half court, and be more assertive attacking the basket.

Makiah Morris, 6-2 2019 G, Vista

There might not be a more confident senior in San Diego than Morris, who has scored prolifically all season. In his 32-point effort against Spanish Springs, Morris hit shots from every level -

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