John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats keep it rolling on the recruiting side of things as they pick up another top player in the 2022 class.
Chris Livingston is currently ranked as the No. 6 overall player in 2022, according to 247 Sports’ composite rankings, and is the No. 2 overall small forward.
The 6-foot-6 forward picked the Cats on Wednesday night over Tennessee State, Memphis, and Georgetown.
Calipari and his revamped staff have already put together a monstrous 2022 recruiting class, and they are not done yet.
The Cats are still in the mix for a number of the top recruits, and the BBN could be gearing up for one of the all-time great classes that Calipari has put together.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Livingston’s commitment:
With @_chrisliv24 joining No. 1 overall prospect Shaedon Sharpe, @KentuckyMBB now has the No. 1 recruiting class in 2022.— 247Sports (@247Sports) September 15, 2021
2. North Carolina
4. Ohio State
5. Kansas pic.twitter.com/L1Y44SW95c
It's time to talk with your kids about the possibility of John Calipari putting together the best recruiting class of all-time in 2022. Could wind up with six top-20 commitments in the cycle. Only one program has ever done that in the modern era.— Kyle Boone (@Kyle__Boone) September 15, 2021
Kentucky in 2013.
We back— All Things Kentucky (@BBNWonka) September 15, 2021
WE ARE BACK BABY— Dylan Ballard (@DylanBallard_UK) September 15, 2021
Chris Livingston recruiting timeline:— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) September 15, 2021
May 18, 2021: Kentucky offers Chris Livingston
June 9, 2021: Chris Livingston names top 11
June 18, 2021: Official visit to Kentucky
Aug. 28, 2021: Chris Livingston names top 4
Sept. 15, 2021: Chris Livingston commits to Kentucky
Kentucky now has the No. 1 Ranked Recruiting Class for 2022.— Joseph Tipton (@TiptonEdits) September 15, 2021
Shaedon Sharpe (#1 Prospect)
Chris Livingston (Top-5)
Skyy Clark (Top-25) pic.twitter.com/4ovaDJjhb1
John Calipari has his recruiting swagger back. Got No. 1 player Shaedon Sharpe last week, today lands Top 10 Chris Livingston.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) September 15, 2021
Big Blue Nation will be loaded with high-end young talent next season.
John Calipari has now landed two top-5 prospects for the fourth time at Kentucky and first time since 2013:— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) September 15, 2021
2021: Shaedon Sharpe, Chris Livingston
2013: Julius Randle, Andrew Harrison
2011: Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2009: John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins
Chris Livingston, your follows are going to explode in the next 24 hours. WELCOME TO BBN!!— Libby Fisher (@egfisher61) September 15, 2021
Five-star Chris Livingston becomes the third five-star senior to commit to Kentucky, giving the Wildcats the lead for the No. 1 class.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) September 15, 2021
"The history of the school and basketball program attracted me ... They have the strongest fans in college basketball," he told @PaulBiancardi.
Chris Livingston the No. 5 overall player in the high school class of 2022 has committed to Kentucky. Second time in 10 days UK has signed a Top 5 kid, with more likely to come in this class.— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) September 15, 2021
Wildcats are back to being... THE recruiting power in college basketball
No Calipari without Gillespie. Maybe no Ulis w/out Mudiay going elsewhere. No Josh Allen without decommitments. 9-16 leads to shakeup and now this.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) September 15, 2021
The worst things often become the best things.
This UK class started with Skyy Clark and just continued to get better.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) September 15, 2021
Loaded class for UK. Livingston has been one of the most polished high school prospects we’ve seen, amazing snag for the Wildcats.
KSR Film Room: Chris Livingston— Brandon Ramsey (@BRamseyKSR) September 15, 2021
-Elite driver from the wings. Gets to the rim in 2-3 dribbles in a straight line.
-Excellent athlete & very physical.
-Game translates perfectly to the college level.
-Continues to get better as a shooter.
Kentucky's 2022 class could realistically include:— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) September 15, 2021
– UK's highest-rated commit in the modern era
– First No. 1 overall since 2012
– Two top-5s for the first time since 2013
– Five top-10s for the first time since 2013
– Six top-20 prospects for the first time since 2013
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