Michigan commit Isaiah Livers wins Mr. Basketball

Dylan Burkhardt

It was been a big week for Michigan on the court, but it was a big day for future Wolverine Isaiah Livers as he was awarded Michigan’s Mr. Basketball award.

Livers will be the first Michigan Mr. Basketball to attend Michigan since Manny Harris. Livers edged Michigan State commitment Xavier Tillman by a final point tally of 2,811 to 2,739.

Livers averaged 17.5 points, 14 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game during the┬áregular season. Here’s what Livers’ coach told the Free Press about his honor:

“He’s a once-in-a-lifetime player, and it’s big for our school and big for our team and big for the city Kalamazoo that he was able to win this award,” Kalamazoo Central coach Ramsey Nichols said. “It’s huge. (It) shows that there’s definitely talent on this side of the state, just like there is talent on the east side of the state, as well.”

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  • ChiMan

    Everything’s coming up Milhouse!! What a great few weeks for Michigan basketball! Let’s keep the momentum going!

  • Champswest

    The future looks bright.
    It’s great to be a Michigan wolverine.

  • ChathaM

    Wow. I honestly had no idea he was that good. I’ll admit that I generally view prospects in a critical, believe-it-when-I-see-it light, but something like this is always tangible proof of talent. Great news.

  • MrLG

    Where did Jamal Cain rank in the voting?

    • 6th with 787 voting points.

      • MrLG

        ESPN and 247 Sports continue to rank these guys at pretty much the same level. Interesting that Livers was well ahead for Mr. Bball.

  • TOTO-Lover

    I hope the kid knows MO Bamba~!

  • BlueMaze

    Its crazy that this is Beilein first Michigan Mr. Basketball recruit…I know he coached Manny but he commited to Tommy Amaker. #BambaComeOnDown

    • bobohle

      Apologize if I’m wrong. Wasn’t Derrick Walton Mr. Basketball? I know he was in the running.

      • Nope, Monte Morris won it that year.

        • bobohle

          Thanks for jogging my memory,

  • bobohle

    Congratulations Isaiah Livers. You will have a great career under John Beilein and staff. Go Blue!

    • Wayman Britt

      Mo Bamba: come join the UM train and play next to Livers. You could make history.

  • bobohle

    Not on the subject but OkSt coach Mike Underwood named coach at Illinois.

    • Wayman Britt

      I think he is a good coach. Not many conferences have as good as coaches as the Big Ten.

    • Steve2081

      Brad :)