He is one of the best players in the state.

And the Murdough Athletic Center gymnasium in Hudson is the best place to see him this winter.

Thanks to sophomore wunderkind Chris Livingston, the host Western Reserve Academy boys basketball team cruised to a lopsided 86-43 victory over Willoughby Andrews Osborne Academy Friday.

Livingston, a first-year student at Reserve, seems to like his new home floor.

He scored 40 points for the second straight game after pumping in that lofty total during his team’s home-opening win over Cornerstone Christian Academy Tuesday (Willoughby Hills) at the MAC.

Livingston also had 11 rebounds, five steals, four assists and several thunderous dunks for the Pioneers (4-2).

A few of his classmates aren’t too shabby either.

Sophomore Cam Baker scored 12 points and had seven assists and seven steals and classmate Cordell Livingston contributed seven steals, six assists and five points. Malik Brown, who also is a sophomore, finished with six points, three rebounds and two assists.

Juniors Trevor Wood (12 points, three steals and two assists) and Mikey Mylott (eight rebounds, three points and two steals) also fared well for WRA.