Caris LeVert will be joining Michigan Basketball’s outstanding 2012 recruiting class. The 6-foot-5 guard from Pickerington, Ohio is considered a late riser. He averaged about 22 points per game for Pickerington Central and helped guide the Tigers to a Division I state championship this year. One of his teammates on that team was Taco Charlton, who is committed to play football at Michigan (2013).
LeVert’s nickname is “Baby Durant” and was bestowed upon him for his explosive scoring ability. He had been committed to play for Ohio University, but was let out of his letter of intent when John Groce accepted the Illinois job. So in a bit of a redemptive move Michigan is able to pluck LeVert from the team that knocked them out of the NCAA Tournament this March. They can finish the redemption theme by sweeping Groce’s Illini this season.
LeVert joins Glenn “Tre” Robinson III, Mitch McGary, Nik Stauskus and Michael “Spike” Albrecht as part of John Beilein’s incoming freshmen class.
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