Livers return for last season to Ann Arbor


Livers return for last season to Ann Arbor

7/17/2020 2:00:00 PM // Tom Tipper

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan men’s basketball goalkeeper / striker Isaiah Livers announced Friday July 17 that it will return for its senior season and withdraw its name from the 2020 NBA Draft.

“What a crazy couple of months. However, I learned a lot from this process and I am extremely excited to return to Ann Arbor, ”said Livers. “My family and I so appreciate Coach Howard and all the staff for allowing us to truly explore my dream of playing in the NBA. Although it was a limited process due to COVID-19, I want to thank all the NBA teams who took the time to speak to me. The information I have gathered will be invaluable in moving forward. But now we have unfinished business in Ann Arbor. I look forward to doing everything I can and helping to lead this team to great things. ”

“It was a great afternoon when Isaiah stopped by my office and told us he would be back,” said David and Meredith Kaplan, head coach of men’s basketball. Juwan Howard. “The opportunity for Isaiah and her family to dive deep and learn as much as possible about professional basketball is a blessing. Now he has even more information about what he needs to do to reach that higher level and make his dreams come true. For us, not only do we get a competent and experienced veteran, but also a true leader and one of the best young men I have met. ”

During his three seasons at Ann Arbor, Livers played 96 career games (46 starts) and compiled a record 82-27. He helped the Wolverines win their second consecutive Big Ten Tournament title in 2018 while making two consecutive appearances at the Michigan NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 (2018, 19). In 2018, UM progressed to its second Final Four and its national title in six years.

Prior to the sudden cancellation of the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Livers led the Wolverines with 12.9 points per game after posting 14 double-digit games – including three with 20 or more points, including included a 24 career high against Houston Baptist. In addition to his score, he averaged career records in rebounds (4.0.), Assists (1.1), and he missed only two free throws throughout the season, shooting 95.7 percent (44-for -46) from the charity band. Michigan M. Basketball 2017, Livers continued their work towards a general studies diploma.

Livers was one of two Wolverines to explore opportunities to enter the 2020 NBA Draft early. Goalie Wolverine Franz Wagner announced in late April that he would return for this second season.


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