Report: Texas Tech adding grad transfer Livingston

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Arkansas State graduate transfer Anthony Livingston is headed to Texas Tech, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

Livingston was one of the top grad transfers available this spring after a junior year with the Red Wolves that saw him average 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per game as a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward. Arkansas State went just 11-20 last season.

It’s a major get for new Red Raiders coach Chris Beard, who inherits a roster that over-achieved last year in making the NCAA tournament under now-Memphis coach Tubby Smith. Adding a talented, productive and experienced big is a significant move.

Livingston played his freshman season at San Jacinto Junior College in Pasadena, Texas, which is over 500 miles from Lubbock, was a two-time all-Sun Belt pick. He’ll almost certainly start immediately for the Red Raiders, and will be a strong candidate for Big 12 newcomer of the year next season.