Brooklyn Nets select Caris LeVert with 20th pick

Dylan Burkhardt

The Brooklyn Nets selected Caris LeVert with the No. 20 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

LeVert averaged 16.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game as a senior for the Wolverines. He saw his season cut short by injury for the second consecutive year after he suffered a Jones fracture in his foot during Michigan’s Big Ten opener at Illinois.

The Nets’ team doctor was the doctor that performed LeVert’s surgery this spring.

LeVert is the fourth member of his recruiting class to be selected in the NBA Draft, joining Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III in the NBA. The 6-foot-6 senior is also Michigan’s fifth first round pick since 2013 along with Stauskas (8), McGary (21), Trey Burke (9) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (24).

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  • Chillax

    Congrats to Caris. I never thought he would have gone that high but there is no one more deserving. Interesting moves by brooklyn and he has a good chance of getting playing time on that team. Just so happy for the dude especially after everything he has been through.

    • MAZS

      I believe your strongly-held prediction was “second round at best”—-even before the discovery of the Jone’s fracture.

      • Chillax

        Yep and I stand by it. Pre draft night the highest he was projected by anyone was 30. I couldn’t be happier for him. I don’t necessarily think it was a good pick because you probably still could have gotten him second round depending on what your next pick was. But that is the Nets in a nutshell

        • MAZS

          keep digging

        • bada bing

          Really? You were wrong. Get over it.

          • Chillax

            I admit I was wrong. Never thought he’d go that high. So …don’t know what your referring to

  • gobluemd16

    Enormous congrats to Caris — nobody deserves it more. All the connections to Brooklyn.. It makes sense. Represented by Roc Nation (Jay Z partial Nets owner) and Nets team doctor performed his surgery. The Nets STINK — I mean they really stink. Could be the worst team in the NBA next season and for foreseeable future. Should have a huge opportunity for playing time if he is healthy.

    • Chillax

      what’ sad is the nets are my team and the only one with more foot injuries than Caris is Brook Lopez.

  • Nets basically traded Thad Young to go and get Caris at No. 20.

    If you didn’t read this, read it:

    • Chillax

      that was a great read

  • Timothy David

    Love the suit. Very happy for him.

  • malcolm bolt

    At-a-boy, Caris!! Congratulations and Best of luck!

  • countourzealous

    Oh man, I lived in Indy as a youngster and have always been a Pacers fan since I was a wee lad. Was super excited to see him in a Pacers jersey — I guess he’s going to the Nets though. At any rate, I’m hugely happy for the kid and no one deserves it more than Caris. Smart, dedicated, and a hell of a player with a huge skill set and still has a high ceiling. Good luck, Caris!