Center Nick Richards hopes to raise his stock in Las Vegas

Nick Richards is one of three centers ranked in the 2017 ESPN 100's top 10 prospects. Jon Lopez/Nike

LAS VEGAS -- The third live period in July is generally a wild card in the recruiting world. Some players are with the USA Basketball U18 team in Chile. Some players are switching AAU teams. Some teams are playing in multiple events, while some elite players are simply taking it easy and sitting out.

Not Nick Richards.