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Chris Livingston staying in NBA Draft

Livingston is ready for a shot at the pros.

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Kentucky Wildcats forward Chris Livingston will remain in the 2023 NBA Draft and end his college career.

The Athletic reporter Shams Charania broke the news first.

Livingston joins Oscar Tshiebwe as Kentucky players to announce they will keep their name in the draft prior to tonight’s NCAA withdrawal deadline.

Originally a five-star recruit in the 2022 class, Livingston spent his senior year of high school basketball at the prestigious Oak Hill Academy. The Akron (OH) native was ranked as high as 11th overall by Rivals.

In his one season at Kentucky, Livingston played in all 34 games, including 26 starts, while averaging 6.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per outing. He earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors.

While Livingston was regarded as a one-and-done prospect entering the season, he struggled to stand out in Lexington and isn’t currently projected to be selected in this year’s draft.

However, Livingston’s is represented by Klutch Sports, one of the biggest agencies in all of sports. They think they have the pull to get Livingston drafted this year, which helped convince him to keep his name in the draft pool.

Though he took his decision all the way into the withdrawal deadline, Livingston was widely expected to stay in the draft, so this isn’t catching UK off guard by any stretch.

Best of luck to Livingston in the pros!

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