Caris LeVert, a former Michigan guard, was selected in the NBA Draft last night 20th overall by the Brooklyn Nets (via IND.) who made a deal with the Indiana Pacers in order to get LeVert. LeVert, whose career at Michigan was plagued by injuries, will look to stay healthy in the NBA and develop into a great NBA player for many years to come. When he was not injured, he was by far the best player on the Michigan roster, averaging 16.5 points per game in 15 games played for Michigan last season before injuring his foot. LeVert is a solid player that has the ability to score at a high rate and create space in order to get easy buckets. The Nets will continue to try and build around younger scorers and LeVert will certainly help if he can stay healthy.
Best case scenario for LeVert is that he stays healthy and provides the impact many scouts think he can when he is fully healthy and that is around 13.0 PPG and 4.0 APG. Worst case scenario is that injuries continue to plague him and he cannot be the impact player the Nets expect him to be averaging just around 6.0 PPG and having his abilities be impacted by his injuries.
NBA best case comparison: Wesley Matthews
NBA worst case comparison: Garrett Temple