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Top Flight Invite All-Tournament First and Second Teams (Border League)

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

Written and photographed by Griffin Greenberg

The Top Flight Invite at Border League in Las Vegas took place over the weekend and featured some of the best high school basketball talent in the country. Let's take a look at my All-Tournament First and Second Team standouts from the event and a bit about their performances.

First Team

MVP: Chris Johnson 19.7 PPG (58.3% FG), 4.3 RPG, 3.7 APG (Florida Eagles)

Chris Johnson had an incredible weekend and made a very strong case for why he should be a five-star. The Kansas commit was nearly unstoppable, leading the Florida Eagles to win the championship game of the Top Flight Invite. He used his explosiveness to get to the hoop and he made some very tough shots over the course of the weekend. Johnson brought energy to his team all weekend and secured a happy flight home. He is the clear MVP of the event.

Cameron Boozer: 17 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 3.3 APG, 2.3 BPG, 3 SPG (Explorers)

The #1 sophomore in the nation seemed to get better during each game and also as the weekend went on. Despite his team's first-round loss to AZ Compass, Boozer scored 12 points in the second half alone shooting 5-6 from the field. The 5-star and his team will continue to perform at a high level this season and have a great chance at winning the Florida Class 7A state championship once again.

Tru Washington: 9.3 PPG (60% from three), 2.7 RPG, 2.7 APG, 2 SPG (AZ Compass)

Tru Washington and AZ Compass came in as the #2 seed and impressed many people. Washington, who just recently was cleared to play after breaking his non-shooting hand, was the team leader in points and was efficient in doing so. You couldn't tell that he was in a cast not even two weeks ago, as his disruptive defense and shot-making helped the Dragons secure two blowout wins and come close to winning the championship. His 9.3 PPG may not seem like a lot, but the team as a whole fed off of each other's energy, and nearly all their players made big impacts in each game. His stock should boost even more because of his efficient performances on each end.

Sebastian Mack: 30.7 PPG, 4 RPG (45.4% from 3), 3.7 APG, 1.7 SPG (Air Nado)

The leading scorer in all of EYBL was also the leading scorer in Las Vegas. Mack made 13 threes in Air Nado's final two games of the weekend and averaged over a point a minute on the entire weekend. He is an elite three-level scorer that should jump up in the rankings as he hit countless shots over other top prospects. Mack scored an outstanding 47.2% of Air Nado's points (92 of 195).

Chris Nwuli: 13.6 PPG (50% FG), 9.7 RPG, 2.7 APG, 4.3 BPG (LV Orange)

Chris Nwuli has risen a lot in the 2025 rankings since they've been released, and rightfully so. The 24th-ranked sophomore (ESPN rankings) was dominant on his home floor this weekend in Las Vegas displaying an elite presence in the post. Nwuli has a high motor and electrifies games with his highlight dunks and shot-blocking ability. He brings a different level of intensity to the game. With him and two 2024 4-stars in Jase Richardson (who is set to come back from injury soon) and John Mobley Jr. alongside, their team is definitely one to watch for the next few years.

Second Team

Sean Stewart: 11 PPG (51.9%), 10 RPG, 1.7 BPG (Florida Eagles)

Sean Stewart is one of those players that will leave you scratching your head wondering how he does some things on the court. The Duke commit had multiple high-energy plays over the weekend and averaged a double-double as his team won the championship. Stewart arguably has the most bounce in all of high school basketball as he repeatedly skies up to deliver electrifying plays. The 5-star will have a big year with Montverde, who looks to repeat as champions of Geico Nationals.

Aaron McBride: 17 PPG (58.1% FG), 5.7 RPG (Hoop Nation)

The Loyola Marymount commit was dominant all weekend, punching down alley-oops from teammates and shooting the ball well. His best game even came when the lights were brightest as he scored 21 points and had 7 rebounds against #1 Florida Eagles. McBride was the best player for Hoop Nation on the court in that game, scoring multiple times while being guarded by a number of different five-star players.

Devin Williams: 12.3 PPG (56% FG), 10 RPG, 2 BPG (Hoop Nation)

Top-40 recruit Devin Williams was another member of Hoop Nation that had a big weekend. Williams is a dangerous presence around the hoop for opposing teams and has to be accounted for at all times. The UCLA commit capped off his weekend with a huge 16-point, 15-rebound performance to help Hoop Nation finish 2-1. Williams, McBride, and Jared McCain look to repeat as CIF Open Division champions once again and be the best team in California.

Cayden Boozer: 16.7 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.7 APG (Explorers)

Cayden Boozer was very effective for the Explorers this weekend in Nevada. The sophomore guard embraced contact for tough finishes at the hoop multiple times over the weekend. Boozer is crafty and is able to get by defenders to both score and feed the ball to his teammates, usually his brother Cameron, for points. The Boozers will be a force to look out for in high school hoops over the next few years.

Jacob Bannarbie: 11.67 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1 BPG (Donda)

Jacob Bannarbie was very fun to watch in Las Vegas. Bannarbie is one of the more underrated 2023 recruits and he was very effective for Donda this weekend. The 6'8" 3-star cleaned up the offensive glass for his team and delivered multiple acrobatic finishes at the hoop. Bannarbie had 22 total rebounds on the weekend and 13 of those were offensive. He was very impressive and his stock should also boost throughout the year.

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