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Five-star forward Chris Livingston sets official visit to Kentucky

(Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images)

With the dead period over, Kentucky’s recruiting calendar is filling up fast with official visits. According to Tipton Edits, five-star forward and top five 2022 prospect Chris Livingston will be in Lexington the weekend of June 18-20. The 6’6″ 200 lbs. Akron, Ohio native will visit Kansas this weekend.

Livingston is the No. 4 recruit in the 2022 class, per 247 Sports Composite. He received an offer from John Calipari last month. So far, he also holds offers from Kansas, North Carolina, Memphis, Ohio State, Florida, LSU, UAB, Akron, and Tennessee State. Here’s what 247 Sports Director of Scouting Jerry Meyer had to say about his game back in November:

Tremendous physical build for a wing. Has explosive athleticism and can make plays in traffic. Loves to attack the rim. Has a powerful spin move to finish off drives. Shoots it well enough from deep but an area for improvement. Handles well in space but needs to tighten and refine his handle. Can deliver a pass on the move. Active player who comes up with balls off the glass and the floor. Has great potential as a multi positional defender.

[247 Sports]

Livingston will visit Kentucky the same weekend as five-star center Dereck Lively II. Skyy Clark, Kentucky’s lone 2022 commit, will be on campus this weekend. Superstar forward Jalen Duren and five-star shooting guard Keyonte George will come to town the final week of June. We’ve said it plenty of times, but it’s a big, big month!

Check out Livingston’s highlights below.


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9 Comments for Five-star forward Chris Livingston sets official visit to Kentucky

  1. JT55
    11:58 am June 9, 2021 Permalink

    Realistically, UK only needs 2-3 elite players per cycle. With the transfer portal they should look to add a few experienced players as well.

  2. BobbyBlue
    12:43 pm June 9, 2021 Permalink

    Gotta wonder if the one time transfer for immediate eligibility is always going to stay in effect ?

  3. Dustin Rumbaugh
    12:55 pm June 9, 2021 Permalink

    Looks nearly NBA ready right now. I know its hard to gauge exactly because I don’t know the level of competition he was going against but his jumper splashes the net. I don’t really see the knock on his shooting. Form looked good to me. Already has a great body. Obviously highly athletic and isn’t afraid to attack, almost too aggressive at times. Violent at the rim. I think he’s a legit star in the making. His list is a bit confusing. Those schools are all over the place in terms of level of play. I get akron. He’s from there. But UAB and Tennessee State, those seem odd.

  4. Dustin Rumbaugh
    12:56 pm June 9, 2021 Permalink

    My bad. That’s not his list. That’s his list of offers. Big difference. I get it now.

    1:45 pm June 9, 2021 Permalink

    With coach K out the way and Kansas fighting probation for the upcoming season, our biggest competition for the top recruits is gleague, oversees, and overtime elite. NIL will really help, especially for us. Know it’s a longshot, but a lineup of skyy/Keyonte George or Jaden Bradley/Chris Livingston/Duran/Lively, with vets to back them up next yr in Fredrick, Allen, Wheeler, BHop, and Ware, that’s a championship team on paper

    • BobbyBlue
      2:06 pm June 9, 2021 Permalink

      Nothing going to be done to Self and KU in the
      foreseeable future —-and they may drag it out longer than UNCheats managed to do.

  6. StuckinLville
    3:54 pm June 9, 2021 Permalink

    Does anyone else think he is built a lot like DeAndre Liggins? I know he is a little bit bigger than Liggins, but still.

  7. Kojohnson
    4:23 pm June 9, 2021 Permalink

    Watched him on ballislife with Mikey Williams and stood out without knowing his name. He is legit