24 Chris Livingston

Chris Livingston
Hometown (Last School)
Akron, OH (Oak Hill Academy)
October 15, 2003

Livingston was born and raised in Akron, Ohio.  He started playing competitive basketball at age five.  His mother is Julia Livingston and he has five siblings, Cordell, Cydnee, Corey, Courtney and CJAs a freshman, he played for Buchtel Community Learning Center in Akron, averaging 24.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Livingston led his team to its first state final four appearance since 1997 and became the highest scoring freshman in school history.  For his sophomore season, he transferred to Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio.  In his season finale, Livingston recorded 50 points, 20 rebounds, eight steals and five blocks in a 76–65 win over Bristol High School.  As a sophomore, he averaged 32.5 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.9 steals and 1.4 blocks per game, earning MaxPreps Sophomore first team honors.

At 6-foot-7 and 210 pounds, Livingston has been billed as the best player to come from Akron, Ohio since LeBron James, Livingston played his senior season at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.

Playing for the same prep school that sent Keldon Johnson, Doron Lamb, Rajon Rondo, Ron Mercer and others to Kentucky, Livingston averaged 17.1 points, eight rebounds and two assists per game. He shot 33.3% from 3-point range (24 for 72).

He was named MVP of the 2019 FIBA Americans U16 Championship after leading Team USA to a gold medal while averaging 14.8 points and 8.0 rebounds.

Livingston scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the McDonald’s game and then led the Jordan Brand Classic with 21 points (8-16 FG, 2-5 3PT, 3-7 FT), 8 rebounds and 3 steals.

On September 15, 2021, he committed to playing college basketball for Kentucky over Ohio State, Kansas, North Carolina, Memphis, LSU, Alabama, Florida, Georgetown, South Carolina and Arizona.