U-M’s Caris LeVert has successful surgery

According to Michigan basketball coach John Beilein, co-captain Caris LeVert underwent foot surgery today and everything went well. Beilein mentioned the status of the surgery on his radio show. “Right afterwards I spoke with his mom and both doctors and they were really pleased with the operation itself.”

Even with a successful surgery, LeVert is projected to miss at least 12 weeks of action, which will indeed end his junior season.  This injury obviously comes as a huge blow to both the Michigan team and its fans as LeVert, before his injury, led the team in points, rebounds, assists and steals.

Going into this season, some draft gurus even went as far as saying that LeVert would be an NBA lottery pick if he could have a big season.  Unfortunately, Michigan has struggled and though LeVert himself was having a solid campaign, his NBA stock had been dropping, partially because of his production and partially because of the lack of talent around him.  According to ESPN’s NBA draft expert, Chad Ford, LeVert is now a late first round draft pick at best, as he has him ranked 30th overall.

If LeVert is convinced that he would be drafted in the 1st round of the 2015 NBA draft, it would tough not to take the leap, especially considering the risk of injury if he stayed at Michigan.  Sorry Michigan fans, but you may never get to see LeVert put on the Michigan jersey again, which would be unfortunate.