Arkansas State Forward Anthony Livingston to Transfer to Texas Tech

Texas Tech has added graduate transfer Anthony Livingston, a 6’8″ and 230 pound forward who was previously at Arkansas State. Livingston was the leading scorer for the Red Wolves, averaging 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds. Livingston also shot just 43% from the field and 86% from the free throw line. Livingston was the #3 graduate transfer according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello.

Livingston had previously played at San Jacinto J.C. before his two years at Arkansas State.

Livingston spoke to SNY’s Adam Zagoria and Livingston said he chose Texas Tech because he thought it would be a great fit and what sort of game he brings:

“I bring an inside-out game, including mid-range scoring ability,” he said. “Scoring, rebounding, leadership, passing and defending. Coach Beard wants me to come in and be able to contribute on all cylinders.”

It should be noted that Livingston has a bit of a checkered past. About a year ago, Livingston was involved in, well, an incident:

Police say Anthony Livingston, 22, hit Jonesboro Officer Tyler Wilson on Thursday after Wilson threatened to shoot him with a stun gun because Livingston was being combative and resisting arrest. It wasn’t clear why Livingston was at the medical facility.

Livingston fled but was arrested after being shot with a stun gun near the Arkansas State football stadium.

Wilson is hospitalized; his condition isn’t known.

Livingston was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation and return to court June 29.

This isn’t a judgment against Livingston. Mental health is an issue that can be tough to handle as well as give a decent opinion about how or why Livingston was at a medical facility. Still, it would seem appropriate to at the very least mention the off-the-court indiscretion.

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