Chris Livingston's net worth: 5-star basketball player picks Kentucky Wildcats

As a five-star player who made it to the top five in the Class of 2022, Livingston appears to have collected a small fortune even before joining NBA


                            Chris Livingston's net worth: 5-star basketball player picks Kentucky Wildcats
Chris Livingston in the Wildcats jersey (@chriss/Instagram)

The University of Kentucky is on a roll at the moment when it comes to its sports program. On September 15, Chris Livingston became the third five-star commitment to the Wildcats' 2022 class, despite receiving offers from several other universities. The 17-year-old five-star recruit will join other commits to the Wildcats such as Shaedon Sharpe and Skyy Clark. The news has left social media stunned at the university's recruiting power, given that they've now got three five-star recruits, and aren't done yet.

The news finally brings some good news to the University of Kentucky, which has otherwise endured a pretty bad 2021. In January, the Wildcats baseball team lost 22-year-old pitcher Ben Jordan, who also happened to play basketball. Then in April, the university was trolled for accidentally sending out 500k acceptance emails, even though many had not even applied. The same month, Wildcats basketball star Terrance Clarke passed away in a car crash in Los Angeles, just a day after signing with an NBA agent. 

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Looking towards the future, the Wildcats have a pretty strong roster for the 2022 season, powered by Livingston, Sharpe, and Clark. They are also reportedly targeting other stars like Cason Wallace, Dereck Lively II, and Adem Bona. We'd now like to throw the spotlight on Livingston, and tell you more about this young basketball sensation. After all, he's currently ranked the number five player in the Class of 2022.



 

What is Chris Livingston's net worth?

Before we answer that question, here are a few things you need to know about Livingston. The 17-year-old plays in the small forward position and has been playing competitive basketball since the age of five. The 6' 6" sensation is a native from Akron, Ohio, and currently plays for Oak Hill Academy, where he will play this season as well. Livingston was also part of the USA team for the 2019 Under-16 Americas Championship in Brazil, where he bagged the Most Valuable Player trophy. 

Now that brings us to the question of his net worth. As a five-star player who also happens to make it to the top five in the Class of 2022, Livingston appears to have collected a small fortune even before earning the big bucks of the NBA. NCERT Point believes Livingston's net worth to be between $1 - $5 million at best. We could not confirm this ourselves, but we could not find any information to the contrary. 

It's unclear how much Livingston earned from representing USA, or what the University of Kentucky has offered him. We do know they beat out Georgetown, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Ohio State amongst others but details aren't immediately available. But when you have been named 'Akron's best recruit since LeBron', you can be sure the Wildcats made him a very sweet offer to obtain his services. 



 

'Calipari has his recruiting swagger back'

The news quickly went viral on social media, with many users excitedly tweeting about the Wildcats latest recruit. "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. Wildcats are back to being... THE recruiting power in college basketball," sports journalist Aaron Torres said. Another user commented, "Kentucky assistant coach Chin Coleman did an absolutely fantastic job in this Chris Livingston recruitment. Helping to secure a top-10 recruit’s pledge during the first few months on the job is big time."



 



 

Basketball analyst Jeff Goodman tweeted, "John Calipari has his recruiting swagger back. Got No. 1 player Shaedon Sharpe last week, today lands Top 10 Chris Livingston. Big Blue Nation will be loaded with high-end young talent next season." One person said, "Chris Livingston will announce his commitment on Wednesday. Kentucky’s recruiting momentum isn’t slowing down anytime soon."



 



 

With Livingston's commit, the University of Kentucky now moves to the No. 1 spot in the recruiting rankings for the 2022 cycle, CBS reported. It is also important to note that no program in the modern era has secured commitments from six top-20 talents except one -- University of Kentucky in 2013. With all that power though, comes great responsibility. Last year, the Wildcats finished 9-16 and missed the NCAA Tournament, so they have huge expectations on them in '22 and beyond. 

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