Michigan Wolverines shooting guard Caris Levert, who missed a good chunk of last season with a broken foot, is ready to return to action.
Head coach John Beilein told Brendan F. Quinn of MLive.com that LeVert was back on the court, but would only do light drills for the time being. However, the fact that LeVert is back on the court period is a great sign for the team.
Prior to going down with his injury, LeVert was leading Michigan with 14.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in his junior season. LeVert also managed 1.8 steals per contest, showcasing his skills on defense tremendously.
However, he proved to be a big loss as the team stumbled after losing him in January, losing nine of its last fourteen games and finishing with a record of 16-16 (8-10 Big Ten) and missed out on the NCAA Tournament after making the Elite Eight in 2014.
But now LeVert is back in business and together with teammate Zak Irvin, Michigan is in a prime position to shake off last season and make some noise in the Big Ten, not to mention the NCAA Tournament.
Don’t let the fact that he’s only doing light drills fool you. Once LeVert is back at full strength, Michigan is going to be a dangerous team.
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