Notebook: The latest on Caris LeVert, notes from Spiece

Dylan Burkhardt

hsboys-d1-3-16-art-gkjgfhtn-1hsboys-d1-316-eq-07-jpg[1]Caris LeVert completed his Michigan visit on Friday and signs point toward the 2012 guard making a decision in the coming days. At this point, LeVert’s affinity toward the Maize and Blue isn’t exactly a well kept secret. The Wolverines were in strong standing for LeVert’s commitment before his visit and the word this weekend was that the visit only helped Michigan’s chances.

Sam Webb echoes a similar sentiment while LeVert’s teammate, 2013 Michigan football commitment Taco Charlton, tweeted something of a hint on Sunday morning:

LeVert had previously reported wanting to make a decision early this week and that should be favorable news for Michigan fans as things stand today.

Other notes from Spiece

  • 2013 Michigan commitment Derrick Walton led the Michigan Mustangs to the tournament quarterfinals with a buzzer beating three pointer to send a Sweet 16 game to overtime. Reports are that the future Michigan point guard has been limited on Sunday due to leg issues.
  • Mark Donnal was impressive in the action that we saw on Saturday. He showed off a nice reverse dunk and smooth moves in the post but missed the evening’s games. Donnal has a great collection of skills and should only continue to improve.
  • Luke Kennard and AJ Harris breezed through pool play. In the game we watched, Kennard dominated. He had dunks in transition, knocked down easy threes and showed off impressive no-look passes in transition.
  • 2014 big man Tyler Wideman also had an impressive game on Saturday morning as he even showed off a perimeter stroke, burying a couple of threes.
  • Grand Rapids Christian guard Drake Harris was out of action throughout the tournament recovering from an injury and it cost his Meanstreets team as they lost to Sean Sellers and the Eric Gordon All-Stars in pool play before being knocked out of the gold bracket early.
  • We’ll have much more from Spiece including video, scouting and features on a number of Wolverine prospects and commitments in attendance.
  • A2JD

    Here’s an early welcome to A2 for Caris. It’s always good to get the best and brightest from ohio.

    Go Blue!

  • SamGoBlue

    When does commitment watch begin?

  • John

    I ran into LeVert with the coaching staff on Thursday at 5 Guys and came over to tell Caris that I’m a big fan and GO BLUE. The coaches all appreciated the love and I hope to see him commit this week.

    • Matt Armelagos

      Taking him to 5 Guys over Blimpy is a crime fit for firing.

      • sane1

        It’s an unofficial visit so he has to pay for his own liunch.

        • A2JD

          Blimpy Burger is about the same price as 5 guys, maybe cheaper, and it’s better. 5 guys does load up on fries, though.

          • Steve2081

            Should have taken him to a Rally’s instead of either of those crappy places!

          • A2JD

            Wha???? This sounds like it’s coming from a man who’s never had a quad or a quint.

    • Wayman Britt

      John – thanks for the help recruiting. Recruits love it when students and fans recognize them.

      • A State Fan

        I bet Ohio State disagrees haha.

        • A2JD

          Yes, recognize, not offer free ink, cars and whatnot.

          • Adam

            haha I think he is referring to a certain pedophile that has made the news recently

  • Davis

    Watched Donnal play this weekend for the first time. His team beat a fast Dorian’s Pride team (they are from MI I think). Dorian’s Pride is a good team (they made it to the final 8 and are playing the Michigan Mustangs) that full court pressed the entire game. Donnal was a mismatch down low but do to the pressure and trapping he didn’t get the ball much down low. The guards on his team were not as near athletic as Pride’s and they struggled to get him the ball. The press, and trapping let to a lot of threes. I was impressed that he was very patient and unselfish. He got the ball on the wing many times as an outlet to the pressure and did not force anything. Most top players would have forced things when they are getting their usual amount of shots. He passed and shot well. Ended up with an efficient 15 points.

  • Wayman Britt

    Haven’t seen Caris in person and just a little video, but do like his length. 6’5” guard is nice to have. Sounds like we may soon be asking who was C. Brundridge.