Michigan star guard Caris LeVert will miss Saturday’s game vs. Penn State due to a lower left leg injury, the team announced a couple hours before today’s noon ET tip. [ MORE: Watch Penn State at Michigan on BTN2Go ] “Caris will miss today’s game and his future status will be determined on a day-to-day basis,” Michigan coach John Beilein said in a team release. “We hope to know more this upcoming week as he continues with his treatment.” LeVert, a preseason All-Big Ten honoree, is averaging 17.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists this season; he registered his first
There are good nights. There are great nights. And then there is the type of night Michigan senior Caris LeVert had on Tuesday. [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] LeVert recorded 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in a 77-62 victory over Northern Kentucky, becoming just the fourth player in Michigan basketball history to record a triple-double. The memorable moment came with 2:06 left in the game when LeVert found a cutting Mark Donnal for a basket, giving him his 10th assist of the evening. Check out the play at the top of this
What if you could build your own Big Ten Football team made up of basketball players? Who would you pick and where would they play? I asked that very question to several players during Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day in Chicago. Here’s what the players told me. [ MORE: Terps land at No. 3 in poll | Our annual Big Ten Player Survey | Watch all 14 coaches meet the press | More Media Day coverage] Position: QB Player choice: Matt Ferris, Wisconsin “He threw for over 2,000 yards when he played QB in high school. We played touch football in the offseason and
Another Big Ten star has announced he will put off the NBA draft and return to school. Three days after Purdue’s A.J. Hammons made it official, Michigan’s Caris LeVert followed suit. LeVert, a 2014 preseason All-Big Ten honoree, played in just 18 games last season due to a season-ending left foot injury. “Over the past few months, I have spent a lot of time thinking about my future,” LeVert said in a team release. “My family and I, along with the coaching staff gathered as much information as possible. After considering my options, I am excited to announce I will
(AP) Michigan has lost Caris LeVert for the rest of the season after the standout guard hurt his left foot during Saturday night’s victory over Northwestern. [ MORE: Read mgoblue.com’s full Caris LeVert release ] The Wolverines were already facing an uphill climb to make the NCAA tournament, and losing LeVert could be devastating. The school says he is scheduled to have surgery this week. There will be a 12-week recovery and rehabilitation period. It’s the same foot on which LeVert had surgery in May. “Caris has been working so hard this season and for this to happen is very
At 10:15 p.m. ET tonight, BTN airs "Big Ten Elite: 2013 Michigan Basketball," a great look at Michigan's extraordinary basketball season.
Four Big Ten players are on ESPN's NBA Draft Board 3.0. Who are they and where do they land on the list? Find out inside!
It’s the summer, so that means there’s no shortage of countdowns for your consumption. Today, thebiglead.com released its 50 best players in college basketball. The Big Ten was all over the list, with six players included. Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker paced the Big Ten, at No. 6 and No. 9, respectively. See all the Big Ten players included in this post. No. 6 Frank Kaminsky “When he dropped 40 in a December game, I thought it was an outlier. Then, he continued to dominate all season, and was unstoppable at times in March (until Kentucky held him to
The 2014 NBA Draft is hardly in the rearview mirror, but now it’s time to take a super-early look at the Big Ten’s top 2015 draft prospects. Who is the top prospect? BTN analysts Stephen Bardo and Shon Morris have different answers. See Bardo and Morris’ top 5 2015 prospects in this post. [ MORE: Seven former Big Ten stars selected in 2014 NBA Draft ] STEPHEN BARDO 1. Caris LeVert, Michigan. Big guard who can play three positions, including point guard. Ability to shoot, pass, break down defenders off bounce, rebound, and defend makes him a first-round lock. 2.
Here’s a question to ponder: What does every great college basketball team have in common? We know every one has a superstar. This year’s national champion UConn had Shabazz Napier, last year’s champion Louisville team had Russ Smith, and the 2012 Kentucky team had Anthony Davis, and so on. Every great college basketball team also has players who fill specific roles. For example, in addition to superstar Nik Stauskas, this year’s Michigan Big Ten title team had a shooting specialist in Zak Irvin, a bench spark in Spike Albrecht and a team leader in senior Jordan Morgan. This got me