Top 5 basketball prospect Chris Livingston has cut his list to five

It's been a great few weeks for college hoops, as both Emoni Bates and Jalen Duren have left the class of 2022 for 2021, said no to professional options and decided to play college basketball.


Now, we should find out soon if the trend continues, as one of the top prospects in the class that Bates and Duren just left - the class of 2022 - has gone ahead and cut his list.


That is 6'6 wing Chris Livingston, the No. 3 ranked player in the country according to On3 Sports, who cut his list from 12 to five on Saturday.


The schools he is still considering are Kentucky, Memphis, Tennessee State, and Georgetown, with the G-League Ignite program still in play per On3's Joe Tipton.


In the process of cutting down to four schools and the G-League, it also means that he has cut the following from his list: Alabama, Florida, Kansas, LSU, North Carolina, Ohio State, and Overtime Elite.


In terms of what's next, Livingston has a visit set for Memphis from September 17-19th and is expected to host Kentucky for an in-home visit in September as well.


The plan is to make a decision on October 15th, his birthday.


Assuming he chooses the college route, Livingston would become one of the most intriguing freshmen - and players, for that matter - in the sport in the 2022-2023 season. He is a big, powerful wing, that physically looks like he could step into the NBA and play now. He averaged 31.1 points, 15.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 4.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game for Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio. He finished second in Ohio's "Mr. Basketball" voting behind now-Ohio State wing Malaki Branham.


As of right now, there are no 247 Sports crystal ball predictions for Livingston, while Rivals has four "Future Casts" in favor of Memphis.