John Calipari, Kentucky land commitment from 5-star forward
Landing big-time basketball recruits has been the rule not the exception at Kentucky with John Calipari at the helm, and on Wednesday evening the Wildcats struck again.
Chris Livingston, a 6-6, 200-pound small forward from Akron, Ohio, confirmed with On3.com recruiting analyst Joe Tipton that he would be taking his talents to Lexington.
2022 five-star Chris Livingston has committed to Kentucky, sources tell @On3Recruits.
— Joseph Tipton (@TiptonEdits) September 15, 2021
Livingston, who plays his high school basketball for Steve Smith at storied Oak Hill Academy, is rated by the 247Sports composite as a 5-star prospect and the No. 6 overall player in the 2022 class.
He chose the Wildcats over offers from schools such as Memphis, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio State, and Georgetown.
With the commitment from Livingston, Kentucky will move past North Carolina to take over the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to 247Sports.
The Wildcats also have commitments from 5-star guard Shaedon Sharpe and 4-star guard Skyy Clark.
Here’s a look at what Kentucky is getting in Chris Livingston: