Caris LeVert 23
Caris  LeVert

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pickerington, Ohio

High School:
Central

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205

Position:
G


06/23/2016

LeVert Chosen 20th Overall by Indiana in NBA Draft

LeVert Chosen 20th Overall by Indiana in NBA Draft

03/06/2016

Kornacki: Why Beilein Found It Tough to Let Go of Albrecht, LeVert

Kornacki: Why Beilein Found It Tough to Let Go of Albrecht, LeVert

03/01/2016

Michigan Announces LeVert Will Concentrate on Getting Healthy

Men's Hoops Senior LeVert Will Concentrate on Getting Healthy

02/02/2016

LeVert Named One of 10 Finalists for Jerry West Award

LeVert Named One of 10 Finalists for Men's Basketball Jerry West Award

01/14/2016

LeVert Selected to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List

LeVert Selected to Men's Hoops Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

11/02/2015

Men's Basketball Profile: Caris LeVert

12/06/2014

Men's Basketball Highlights vs. NJIT

Highlights from U-M's two-point loss to NJIT.

12/02/2014

Men's Basketball Highlights vs. Syracuse

U-M held off Syracuse Tuesday night at Crisler Center.

11/24/2014

Men's Basketball Highlights vs. Oregon

U-M held off Oregon for a spot in the Legends Classic final

11/17/2014

Men's Hoops Cruises Past Bucknell

Michigan used a dominant first half to topple Bucknell, 77-53.

11/20/2015

Xavier vs. Michigan

Michigan hosts the Musketeers.

12/22/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Coppin State

December 22, 2014

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Michigan Career
• Played in 103 career games becoming 64th Wolverine to record 100-plus career games
• Over final two seasons, 35 total games due to injuries -- 14 (2014-15) and 21 (2015-16)
• Finished career with 98 wins, six away from all-time U-M record (104)
• Member of three NCAA Tournament teams (2013, '14, '16)
• Member of U-M's back-to-back NCAA Elite Eight appearances (2013 & 2014)
• Member of U-M's NCAA Final Four and national championship game team (2013)
• All-Big Ten second team, from B1G coaches and media (2014)
• Two-time Preseason All-Big Ten (2015, '16)
• USBWA All-District V Team (2014)
• NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Regional Team (2014)
• U-M's Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player (2014)
• U-M's Steve Grote Hustle Award (2014)
• Recorded U-M's fourth triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Northern Kentucky (Dec. 15, 2015)

Senior (2015-16)
• BIG TEN HONORS: Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 21, 2015)
• Started first 14 games before injuring his left foot in Big Ten opener at Illinois (Dec. 30)
• In waning seconds, got stepped on during a fast break injuring himself for the second straight season
• Missing 11 games due to rehabilitation (non-surgery), returned to play against Purdue (Feb. 13), playing 11 minutes off the bench and recording five rebounds
• Following Purdue game, did not play final 10 games and announced he would not return for remainder of the season on March 1; missed 21 total games due to injury.
• Before injury, was averaging a team-best 16.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists
• Scored a season-best 29 points against Xavier (Nov. 20) in the inaugural Gavitt Games
• Grabbed a season-best 10 against Northern Kentucky (Dec.15)
• Dished a career-best 10 assists, twice -- against Northern Kentucky and at Illinois, finishing third on U-M with 74 assists
• Recorded second career double-double with 22 points and 10 assists at Illinois
• Recorded U-M's fourth triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Northern Kentucky

Junior (2014-15)
• Started 18 games before suffering season ending injury to his left foot against Northwestern (Jan. 17)
• Injured foot on final play after grabbing game-sealing rebound and landing awkwardly on a Wildcat players foot
• Missed final 14 games following subsequent surgery.
• Helped U-M garner season highlighted wins against Syracuse (68-65; Dec. 2) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge; vs. Oregon (70-63; Nov. 24) in the semifinal of the Legends Classic and 24/23 Ohio State (64-57; Feb. 22)
• Before injury, was averaging a team-best 14.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists
• Scored a career-best 32 points against NJIT (Dec. 6), his first career 30-plus point game
• Grabbed a season-best nine rebounds against Detroit (Nov. 20)
• Dished a season-best nine helpers against Hillsdale (Nov. 15), finished second on team with 67
• Nearly recorded first career triple-double with 20 points, eight rebounds and nine assists against Hillsdale
• Second on U-M with 32 steals, posting second straight 30-plus steal season
• Swiped a career-best-tying four steals against Minnesota (Jan. 10)
• Despite missing final 14 games, recorded third most minutes (645), averaging 35.8 minutes per game
• Played in first career 40-plus minute game logging a career-best 40 minutes against Syracuse (Dec. 2) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Sophomore (2013-14)
• Led U-M to its second straight Elite Eight appearance, missed back-to-back Final Four's after a heartbreaking 75-72 lost to Kentucky (March 30) on a last second Wildcat three-pointer
• Earned the No. 2 seed in the Midwest region in U-M's fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance
• Helped U-M to its first outright Big Ten regular-season title in 28 years (1986); winning the league by three games with a 15-3 record
• Helped U-M to first No. 1 seed at Big Ten Tournament, advanced to championship game for first time in 16 years (1998) but falling in title game to Michigan State, 69-55 -- the first meeting of the rival schools at the conference tournament.
• Helped U-M to three straight wins over top-10 ranked opponents for the first time in program history -- at No. 3 Wisconsin (77-70, Jan. 18); against No. 10 Iowa (75-67, Jan. 22) and at No. 3 Michigan State (80-75, Jan. 25)
• One of two Wolverines to start all 37 games, along with Glenn Robinson III
• Averaged 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists
• Scored a season-best 25 points against Wisconsin (Feb. 16), which was one of seven 20-plus point games
• Finished third on U-M with 160 rebounds with 16 five-plus board games
• Grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds against Purdue (Jan. 30)
• Posted first career double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds against Purdue
• With eight games recording a season-best five assists, went on to record first 100-plus assist season (109) and second most on the team
• Ranked third on U-M with 60 three-point field goals and shot 40.8 percent
• Led U-M with 44 steals, including a career-best four steals at Wisconsin
• Recorded the fifth most minutes in a U-M single season (1,258), ranking second on U-M at 34.0 minutes per game

Freshman (2012-13)
• Helped U-M return to Final Four and advance to the national title game for the first time in 20 years
• Used a stunning 87-85 overtime comeback win over Kansas (March 29) in the Sweet 16 and dominating 79-59 win over Florida (March 31) in the Elite Eight to make a dash to the Final Four
• With a 61-56 semifinal win over Syracuse (April 6) advanced to title game in two decades
• Lost 82-76 against Louisville (April 8) in national title game
• Led U-M to its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, selected as the No. 4 seed in the South Region
• Helped U-M to a 31-8 overall record, tying the program record for most wins in a single season and marking just the third 30-plus win season in U-M history
• Member of U-M's first NIT Season Tip-Off championship team after a 79-72 win over Kansas State (Nov. 23) in title game at Madison Square Garden
• Helped U-M start season a perfect 13-0 in non-conference play and match program's best overall start to a season (16-0) in 28 years (1985-86)
• Originally scheduled to redshirt the season, did not play first six games before being inserted into the lineup
• Finished first season playing the final 33 games, averaging 10.8 minutes off the bench
• Averaged 2.3 points and 1.1 rebounds
• Made his collegiate debut at Bradley (Dec. 1), playing seven minutes
• Started first collegiate game against Central Michigan (Dec. 29), recording nine points, five assists and two rebounds in 32 minutes -- one of two 30-plus minute games of the season
• Scored a season-best nine points, twice -- against Central Michigan and Iowa (Jan. 6)
• Grabbed a season-best four rebounds vs. Syracuse in the Final Four

Prep Career
• Prepped at Pickerington Central High School under head coach Jerry Francis
• Two-year varsity starter and team captain (2012)
• Associated Press All-Ohio second team (2012)
• All-Central District first team (2012), honorable mention (2011)
• Ohio Capital Conference Player of the Year (2012, Ohio Division)
• All-Ohio Capital Conference first team (2012, Ohio Division)
• Columbus Dispatch Co-Metro Player of the Year (2012) and All-Metro first team (2012), special mention (2011)
• Named MVP of 2012 Ohio North-South All-Star game after making game winning three-pointer for the South (116-114); finished with 23 points and six rebounds
• As a senior (2011-12), averaged 18.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists
• Helped Tigers to a 26-2 record, Ohio Capital Conference title with a 13-1 record (Ohio Division) and was a member of OHSAA Division I State Title team who defeated Toledo Whitmer (45-40); finished with 20 points, four rebounds and four steals
• As a junior (2010-11) averaged 15.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists
• Led Tigers to 12-11 record and OHSAA Division I District semifinal

Personal
• Given Name is Caris Coleman LeVert
• Born Aug. 25, 1994, in Columbus, Ohio
• Son of Kim and the late Darryl LeVert
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• General Studies major

Personal Notes
• Right-Handed
• Originally signed with Ohio University (Nov. 9, 2011), but was released following head coach's departure -- John Groce to Illinois
• Committed to Michigan during his official visit on May 11, 2012

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