Caris LeVert 23
Caris  LeVert

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pickerington, Ohio

High School:
Central

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205

Position:
G


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

12/30/2015

Donnal's Career Day Pushes Wolverines Past Illinois in Big Ten Opener

Donnal's Career Day Pushes Men's Hoops Past Illini in Big Ten Opener

12/21/2015

LeVert Named Co-B1G Player of the Week

LeVert Named Co-B1G Men's Basketball Player of the Week

12/16/2015

Kornacki: LeVert Gets Rare Triple-Double, Hits 1,000 Points

Kornacki: LeVert Gets Rare Triple-Double, Hits 1,000 Points

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
• Became 49th Wolverine to reach 1,000 career points against Northern Kentucky (Dec. 15); scored 1,000th point on an "and-one" play on first play of the game.
• Ranks 43rd with 1,070 career points
• Played in 102 career games; ranking 55th all-time
• Holds a 91-38 career record
• Two-time Preseason All-Big Ten (2014, ‘15)
• Blue Ribbon Preseason All-America, second team (2015)
• CBSSports.com Preseason All-America, second team (2015)
• Athlon Sports, Preseason All-America, second team (2015)
• BTN.com Preseason All-Big Ten, first team -- unanimous selection (2015)
• Blue Ribbon Preseason All-Big Ten, first team (2015)
• Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big Ten, first team (2015)
• Athlon Sports, Preseason All-Junior, Second Team; No. 1 ranked "Slasher"; Big Ten's Most Underrated Player and Top Shooting Guards (No. 12) (2014)
• Helped U-M to two NCAA Tournament selections (2013, '14)
• Helped U-M advance to back-to-back NCAA Elite Eight appearances (2013, '14)
• All-Big Ten, Second Team, Coaches and Media (2014)
• USBWA All-District V Team (2014)
• All-Midwest Regional Team (2014)
• NATIONAL HONORS: USBWA All-District V Team (2014)
• NCAA TOURNAMENT: All-Midwest Regional Team (2014)
• BIG TEN HONORS: All-Big Ten, second team: Coaches & Media (2014)
• MICHIGAN HONORS: U-M's Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player (2014)
• U-M's Steve Grote Hustle Award (2014)
• Helped U-M to a 28-9 overall record, fourth straight season program has won 20-plus wins (2014)
• 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) (2014)
• Helped U-M win its first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986, winning the league by three games (15-3) (2014)
• Helped U-M to its first No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and advance to championship game for first time since 1998 (2014)
• Helped U-M earn the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament Midwest region, the program's fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance (2014)
• 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 (2014)
• 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 (2013)
• Helped U-M earn the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament South Region, program's third straight NCAA Tournament appearance (2013)
• Helped U-M advance reach the NCAA Final Four for the first time in 20 years (2013)
• Helped U-M reach the national title game for the first time in 20 years, before falling to No. 1 Louisville, 82-76 (2013)
• Helped U-M win the program's first NIT Season Tip-Off title, after defeating Kansas State, 79-72 (2013)
• Helped U-M go undefeated (13-0) in non-conference play for the first time since 1985-86 (2013)
• Helped U-M match the program's best start going 16-0 to begin season, best since 1985-86 (2013)

Senior (2015-16)
• Started 14 games; missed seven games with a lower left leg injury
• Leads U-M in scoring (17.6), rebounds (5.4) and assists (5.2)
• Scored in double figures 13 games, with four 20-plus point games; scored a season-best 29 against Xavier (Nov. 20)
• Shooting 50.9 percent from the field, 44.9 percent from long range and 80.6 percent on free throws
• Has five-plus assists in nine games; with two 10-plus assist games -- career-best 10 against Northern Kentucky (Dec. 15) and at Illinois (Dec. 30)
• Posted four-plus rebounds in 10 games; had a season-best 10 boards against Northern Kentucky
• Recorded U-M's fourth triple-double -- 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Northern Kentucky (Dec. 15)
• Made a season-high five three-pointers against Xavier (Nov. 20) with a career-high attempt of eight
• Helped U-M to a fifth place finish in "Battle 4 Atlantis"
• Helped the Wolverines set a "Battle 4 Atlantis" tournament record with 102 points vs. Charlotte (Nov. 26, 2015)
• Helped the Wolverines to a highlighted win over No. 3 Maryland, 70-67 (Jan. 12)
• Helped the Wolverines set a single-game record of 3-point field-goals (17) made against Bryant (Dec. 23)

Junior (2014-15)
• 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
• West 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)
• 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)
• 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 letter winner
• Hit game winning three-pointer of All-Star Game, 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 (2012)
• Scored nine points in 2012 Ohio-Kentucky All-Star game, helping Ohio to 116-103 win (2012)
• Led Central to a 26-2 record and 13-1 Ohio Capital Conference, Ohio Division (2012)
• 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 (2012)
• Reached the championship after defeating Fairfield (60-45) in the semifinal, had 13 points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists in 31 minute (2012)
• Reached the Final Four after wins over Canton McKinley (60-51) and Olentangy Liberty (60-58), 28 points, in Region 3 championship (2012)
• Helped Central to Columbus District 3 title after defeating Newark (65-49) (2012)
• Advanced to District championship after wins over Dublin Jerome (66-35), Groveport-Madison (71-34) and Westerville South (72-55) (2012)
• Led Central to 12-11 record and 8-6 OCC, Ohio Division (2011)
• Helped Central to OHSAA Division I District semifinal (2011)

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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