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Geico Top Flight Invite: Day 3 Top 10 Standouts

By Jay Anderson, 10/18/21, 8:00AM EDT


Take a look at the standouts from the final day of Geico Top Flight Invite in the Border League.

1. Chris Livingston, 6'5 Wing/Guard, VA Gold (Kentucky Commit)

Chris Livingston stepped up in a big way as Virginia Gold held on until the end against CBC to win the Geico Top Flight Invite crown. He posted 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals in their 70-67 victory. The team used an all-around performance to finish things off on the final day as Livingston was one of three players to finish scoring in double-figures. Justin McBride finished with 16 points off the bench and Caleb Foster finished with 15 points.

He made big plays down the stretch, forcing turnovers and blocking shots as he put together a solid weekend on a talented VA Gold squad. He'll be quite the two-way prospect to keep an eye on with the Kentucky Wildcats in the very near future.

2. Isaiah Elohim, 6'3 Guard, CBC, 2024

Isaiah Elohim was stellar for CBC as they came back from a 21-point deficit to nearly tie things at the very end, had it not been for time. Elohim finished with 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field along with two rebounds and two blocks despite the result. 

He played a big role in the CBC comeback, putting up 19 of his 25 points down the stretch as he nearly tied things at the very end as well, hitting a 3-pointer just as time expired. He attempted just one 3-pointer all game in showing off his ability to create off the bounce. He's a high-major prospect in the making. 

3. MJ Rice, 6'3 Guard, Prolific Prep (Kansas Commit)

MJ Rice was impressive on both ends of the floor for Prolific Prep as they bounced back in a big way with a 69-57 victory over Dream City and top 2022 prospect, Shaedon Sharpe.

Rice stepped up to the plate in holding Sharpe to just 4-of-13 shooting from the floor (17 pts) while finishing with 21 points of his own along with two assists, two steals and two rebounds. He's a strong framed guard that's finding his way as a downhill threat and a defender, consistently. Kansas is getting an intriguing prospect in the 2022 class.

4. Justin McBride, 6'8 Forward, VA Gold, 2023

Justin McBride was another top performer for Virginia Gold in their 70-67 win over CBC in the Geico Top Flight Invite Championship. He came up big off the bench with a big 16 points, including some timely 3-pointers in the second half to boost the offense. He also had two rebounds, a block and an assist in the winning effort. He's a 2023 prospect to keep an eye on given the role he plays on this squad.  Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas Tech are his final four choices of schools.

5. Mike Price, 6'2 Guard, CBC, 2023

Mike Price was another big reason for the CBC near comeback against Virginia Gold in the title game. He finished the game with 21 points, 15 of them coming in the second half in an impressive display. Price showed off his speed in transition and ability to attack the paint with a number of tough finishes. He also posted four rebounds, three steals and two assists in the backcourt for CBC. He has interest from the likes of Pepperdine and Loyola-Marymount, a list which is sure to grow very soon.

6. Jace Richardson Jr., 6'4 Guard, LV Orange, 2024

Jace Richardson Jr. took it back to the basics in LV Orange's final victory of the Geico Top Flight Invite. He flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 20 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and two steals in a 113-94 victory.

He was much more efficient shooting from 2-of-3 from behind the arc and 7-of-8 from the field in just 21 minutes of action. He's an impressive young guard prospect to keep an eye on in the 2024 class and should be fun to watch in the Border League.

7. Donovan Dent, 6'2 Guard, HoopNation (New Mexico Commit)

New Mexico basketball commit Donovan Dent took over in the second half for his HoopNation squad as they closed out the Geico Top Flight Invite with a 78-70 in a back-and-forth battle with AirNado. Dent showed off his ability to dish the ball, recording 12 of his team's 26 total assists to go along with 21 points and four rebounds.

He dished five assists in the first half and six in the first half while scoring 12 of his points in the second half to pace a game that saw 10 lead changes.

He got to his spots on the floor and was efficient from the floor going 8-of-15 from the floor as he showed off his speed with the ball and ability to dictate the tempo. 2023s Jared McCain and Devin Williams both finished with 17 points apiece as well in the victory.

8. Isaac Peralta, 6'2 Point Guard, AirNado, 2022 

Isaac Peralta was impressive for AirNado in the final day of the Geico Top Flight Invite, despite the result. He finished with 17 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists despite the final outcome for his squad, showing off his skill set as a shooter, defender and playmaker at the point guard spot. 

Peralta went a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the arc and 5-of-6 from the field to kick things off in the first half with 13 points. He does well not to force things and still finished 7-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 from the 3-point line. It's easy to see why he holds offers from New Mexico, UC-Santa Barbara, Houston Baptist, Southern Utah and other college programs. 

9. Darrion Williams, 6'7 Forward/Wing, LV Orange, 2022

Darrion Williams was one of the strongest and versatile prospects in this past weekend's event and finished with a strong 18 points, seven assists and two steals in a winning effort for his squad to close things out. 

He went 8-of-14 from the field and knocked down a 3-pointer to pace the offensive attack for his LV Orange squad on the final as they eclipsed the 100-point mark and led by as many as 32 points.

Long Beach State is the only college that's offered him so far, but expect that list to grow in the near future as more coaches get eyes on him.

10. Jared McCain, 6'3 Guard, HoopNation, 2023

2023 guard Jared McCain cooled off, so to speak, with a mild 17 points in HoopNation's winning effort over AirNado, 78-70, in the opening game of the day.  He nearly finished with a triple-double, settling with a double-double instead with 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists on 8-of-17 shooting from the field. While he didn't get to the free-throw line at all in this one, he still managed to find his way as a rebounder and asset as a playmaker in the backcourt. He holds a slew of HM offers already from Kansas, Louisville, Texas Tech and others. Look for that list to continue to grow.