Michigan guard Caris LeVert to return for senior season

Tuesday April 21st, 2015

Michigan guard Caris LeVert will return to school for his senior season, the school announced Tuesday.

LeVert averaged 14.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists as a junior for the Wolverines in 2014-15 before injuring his foot against Northwestern in January and missing the rest of the season.

"His injury last season was unfortunate, but he never wavered in his commitment as a leader, a student or with his rehabilitation," head coach John Beilein said in a statement. 

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After earning limited playing time during his freshman season, LeVert emerged as a sophomore, improving from 2.3 points per game to 12.9.

LeVert's return means Michigan will its top six scorers from a team that finished 16-16 overall and 8-10 in Big Ten play in 2014-15.

"Coming back allows me to keep working towards my Michigan degree and take the next steps in my development as a player, teammate and a leader of our program," LaVert said in a statement. "Michigan is a very special place and the college experience only comes once. The future is bright and I am blessed to be part of it."

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