Michigan’s LeVert done for season

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Michigan guard Caris LeVert (23) reacts during the first half of an NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal college basketball tournament game against the Tennessee Friday, March 28, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Michigan junior guard Caris LeVert will miss the rest of the season after suffering a left foot injury in Saturday’s win over Northwestern, the school announced on Sunday.

LeVert has started the last 55 games for the Wolverines and leads the team in scoring at 14.9 points per game. At 6-7, LeVert has the ability to play several different positions for Michigan, including handling the ball. LeVert is considered to be a first-round draft prospect this year.

The junior guard from Pickerington Ohio gained notoriety amongst Illini fans last year when he said that he had intended to commit to Illinois had coach John Groce called him. LeVert had committed to play at Ohio when Groce was the coach there.. When Bruce Weber was fired and Groce was hired at Illinois, LeVert said that Groce did not reach out.

LeVert will have surgery on the foot this week. He had surgery on the same foot in May. At times, Michigan coach John Beilein has called LeVert his most “indispensable” player.

Email: sgruen@suntimes.com

Twitter: @SethGruen


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