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Highlights from U-M's two-point loss to NJIT.
U-M held off Syracuse Tuesday night at Crisler Center.
U-M held off Oregon for a spot in the Legends Classic final
Michigan used a dominant first half to topple Bucknell, 77-53.
Michigan prevailed Saturday in its season opener against Hillsdale College.
December 22, 2014
Career Notes (2013, '14, '15)
• Played in 88 career games
• Holds a 75-33 career record
• Helped U-M to two NCAA Tournament selections (2013, '14)
• Helped U-M advance to back-to-back NCAA Elite Eight appearances (2013, '14)
• Helped U-M to first NCAA Final Four in 20 years (2013)
• Helped U-M advance to the 2013 NCAA national title game vs. Louisville
• Helped U-M to its first outright Big Ten regular-season title in 28 years (2014)
• Helped U-M to its first No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament (2014)
• Preseason All-Big Ten (2014-15)
• All-Big Ten, Second Team, Coaches and Media (2014)
• USBWA All-District V Team (2014)
• All-Midwest Regional Team (2014)
Junior (2014-15) ... BIG TEN HONORS: Preseason All-Big Ten ... PRESEASON HONORS: Blue Ribbon Preseason All-America, second team ... CBSSports.com Preseason All-America, second team ... Athlon Sports, Preseason All-America, second team ... BTN.com Preseason All-Big Ten, first team (unanimous selection) ... Blue Ribbon Preseason All-Big Ten, first team ... Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big Ten, first team ... Athlon Sports, Preseason All-Junior, Second Team; No. 1 ranked "Slasher"; Big Ten's Most Underrated Player and Top Shooting Guards (No. 12) ... Helped U-M to a 16-16 overall record ... Helped U-M to 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) ... Started 18 games before suffering season ending injury to his left foot ... Injured the foot on the last play of the game against Northwestern (Jan. 17) ... Missed 14 total games following surgery ... Averaged 14.9 points, scoring 269 total points ... Scored in double figures in 13 games ... Scored 20-plus point games in four games ... Scored a career-best 32 points against NJIT (Dec. 6), his first career 30-plus point game ... Averaged 4.9 rebounds, grabbing 88 total boards ... Had five-plus rebounds in 10 games ... Had a season-best nine rebounds against Detroit Nov. 20) ... Shot 42.1 percent (93-for-221) from the field ... Shot 40.1 percent (32-for-79) from three-point range ... Shot 81.0 percent (51-for-63) from the free throw line ... Went a career-best 11-for-13 against Oregon (Nov. 24) ... Recorded 67 assists (3.7 apg), with a career-best nine assists against Hillsdale (Nov. 15) ... Nearly recorded first career triple double with 20 points, eight rebounds and nine assists against Hillsdale ... Had seven blocks, with a season-best one block, seven times ... Had 32 steals, with a career-best-tying four steals against Minnesota (Jan. 10) ... Averaged 35.8 minutes per game ... Played 30-plus minutes in 17 games ... Set a career-high by playing 40 minutes against Syracuse (Dec. 2) -- first career 40-plus minute game.
Sophomore (2013-14) ... NATIONAL HONORS: USBWA All-District V Team ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: All-Midwest Regional Team ... BIG TEN HONORS: All-Big Ten, second team (Coaches & Media) ... MICHIGAN HONORS: U-M's Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player ... U-M's Steve Grote Hustle Award ... Helped U-M to a 28-9 overall record, fourth straight season program has won 20-plus wins ... Helped U-M defeated three straight top-10 opponents for the first time in school 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) ... Helped U-M win its first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986, winning the league by three games (15-3) ... Helped U-M to its first No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and advance to championship game for first time since 1998 ... Helped U-M earn the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament Midwest region, the program's fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance ... Helped U-M advance to the Elite Eight for second straight year, before falling to Kentucky, 75-72, on a last second three-point field goal ... Started all 37 games, one of two Wolverines to do so; along with Glenn Robinson III ... Averaged 12.9 points per game, scoring 478 total points ... Scored in double figures in 25 games ... Scored 20-plus points in seven games ... Scored a season-best 25 points against Wisconsin (Feb. 16) ... Scored 20-plus points in four Big Ten games -- 20 at Wisconsin (Jan. 18), 22 at Iowa (Feb. 8), 25 vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 16) and 23 vs. Michigan State (Feb. 23) ... Averaged 4.3 rebounds per game, grabbing 160 total boards, which was third best on U-M ... Had five-plus rebounds in 16 games ... Had a career-best 11 rebounds against Purdue (Jan. 30) ... Posted first career double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds against Purdue ... Shot 43.9 percent (163-for-371) from the field ... Shot 40.8 percent (60-for-147) from three-point range ... Ranked third on U-M with 60 triples ... Shot 76.7 percent (92-for-120) from the free-throw line ... Recorded 109 assists (2.9 apg), with a season-best five assists, eight times ... Had four-or-more assists in 15 games ... Recorded 10 blocks, with a career-best two blocks, twice -- South Carolina State and against Purdue ... Led U-M with 44 steals, with a career-best four steals at Wisconsin ... Averaged 34.0 minutes per game ... Had 1,258 total minutes, which ranks fifth best in a U-M single season ... Played 30-plus minutes in 31 games ... Had a season-best 39 minutes against Wisconsin.
Freshman (2012-13) ... Helped U-M to 31-8 overall record, tying the U-M record for most wins in a single season and marking just the third time U-M has record 30-plus wins in a season ... Helped U-M earn the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament South Region, program's third straight NCAA Tournament appearance ... Helped U-M advance reach the NCAA Final Four for the first time in 20 years ... Helped U-M reach the national title game for the first time in 20 years, before falling to No. 1 Louisville, 82-76 ... Helped U-M win the program's first NIT Season Tip-Off title, after defeating Kansas State (Nov. 23), 79-72 ... Helped U-M go undefeated (13-0) in non-conference play for the first time since 1985-86 ... Helped U-M match the program's best start going 16-0 to begin season, best since 1985-86 ... Played in 33 games with one start ... Did not play the first six games of the season while being considered for a redshirt season ... Started first career game against Central Michigan (Dec. 29) ... Played in his first career game at Bradley (Dec. 1) ... Averaged 2.3 points per game, scoring 76 total points ... Scored a season-best nine points, twice -- against Central Michigan and Iowa (Jan. 6) ... Averaged 1.1 rebounds per game, grabbing 36 total boards ... Had a season-best four rebounds vs. Syracuse (April 6) ... Shot 31.5 percent (28-for-89) from the field ... Shot 30.2 percent (13-for-43) from three-point range ... Shot 50.0 percent (7-for-14) from free throw line ... Recorded 25 assists, with a season-best five against Central Michigan ... Recorded two blocks -- Eastern Michigan (Dec. 20) and vs. Florida (March 31) ... Recorded six steals, with a season-best two steals against Michigan State (March 3) ... Averaged 10.8 minutes per game ... Played 30-plus minutes in 14 games ... Played a season-best 32 minutes against Central Michigan.
Prep Career ... Pickerington Central High School (2012) ... Coached by Jerry Francis ... Associated Press All-Ohio Second Team (2012) ... All-Central District first team (2012), honorable mention (2011) ... Ohio Capital Conference, Ohio Division Player of the Year (2012) ... All-Ohio Capital Conference, Ohio Division first team (2012) ... Columbus Dispatch Metro Player of the Year (2012, co-) ... Columbus Dispatch All-Metro first team (2012), special mention (2011) ... 2012 JJHuddle.com Ohio Player of the Year ... Team captain (2012) ... Two-year varsity starter ... Two-year varsity letterwinner ... All-Star Games (2012): Hit game winning three-pointer, finished with 23 points and six rebounds, and was named MVP of Ohio North-South All-Star game as the South edged the North, 116-114 ... Scored nine points in 2012 Ohio-Kentucky All-Star game, helping Ohio to 116-103 win ... As a senior (2011-12) ... Averaged 18.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists ... Led Central to a 26-2 record and 13-1 Ohio Capital Conference, Ohio Division ... Led Central to Ohio Capital title ... Led Central to the OHSAA Division I state title after defeating Toledo Whitmer (45-40), had 20 points, four rebounds, four steals in 32 minutes ... Reached the championship after defeating Fairfield (60-45) in the semifinal, had 13 points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists in 31 minutes ... Reached the Final Four after wins over Canton McKinley (60-51) and Olentangy Liberty (60-58), 28 points, in Region 3 championship ... Helped Central to Columbus District 3 title after defeating Newark (65-49) ... Advanced to District championship after wins over Dublin Jerome (66-35), Groveport-Madison (71-34) and Westerville South (72-55) ... As a junior (2010-11) ... Averaged 15.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists... Led Central to 12-11 record and 8-6 OCC, Ohio Division ... Helped Central to OHSAA Division I District semifinal ... Lost to Westerville South (71-49) in semifinal ... Reach semifinal after wins over Columbus Marion-Franklin (64-62) and Columbus Independence (58-48) ... AAU ... Played for All-Ohio Black ... Coached by Todd Barnes.
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 ... Nickname is "Baby Durant" ... Originally signed with Ohio University (Nov. 9, 2011), but was released following head coach's departure leaving for another school (John Groce to Illinois) ... Committed to Michigan (May 11, 2012) ... Played basketball with current U-M football defensive end Taco Charlton ... Younger brother, Darryl, plays college basketball at Mott Community College in Flint, Mich.
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