The class of 2022 is shaping up to be one of the most talented groups in recent memory, at least near the top of the list.
Emoni Bates incredible performance as a freshman leading his team to a state championship has been well documented.
Amari Bailey is starting to gain the national recognition he deserves.
Chris Livingston is another star in the making that keeps getting better every time he steps on the court, which is pretty impressive considering he had multiple division I scholarship offers before he even played his first high school basketball game.
Livingston recently finished up an excellent freshman year at Butchel High School in Akron, Ohio averaging 24.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He became the first freshman ever to be named Akron City Series Player of the Year.
Livingston is currently playing with his AAU squad We All Can Go, he was named a top performer this past weekend at MADE Hoops #TheWarmup.
The trio of Bates, Livingston and Bailey will be fun to watch as all three of these players continue to develop. All of them possess elite size, athleticism, skill and basketball IQ. They all have high ceilings as they’re projected to be Division I players at elite schools, which is what makes this class so fascinating to watch. If they all reach their full potential we can be looking at three of the best college basketball players in the country.
Another attribute they all possess is a strong support system and world-class work ethic. While the potential is there they realize that if they don’t continue to get better it ultimately means nothing.
Ranking all three of them is tough but if we’re going off recent accomplishments Bates would have to be first, Livingston second and Bailey third.
It’ll be fascinating to see where they all stand at the end of their high school careers and ultimately where they play college ball.
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