Who is the best player on this years University of Michigan team? The lethal Nick Stauskas? The banger-in-the-post Mitch McGary? A high flyer with even higher potential in Glenn Robinson III?
None of these.
I believe Caris Levert is the best player on this Wolverine squad. Yes, the same lowly 2-star recruit out of Pickerington, Ohio who was rated as the 69th best shooting guard in high class, for all you recruiting hoopsters out there.
I’ve watched five of his games this year and I have continued to fall in love with his game and his NBA prospects. This has led to me starting a weekly series that will have me writing my favorite under-the-radar NBA prospect out there and share it with you all.
Regarding Levert, though, he has the kind of frame that has a lot of room for added strength. He has added 25 pounds since being on campus, and the more the merrier with the game that he has. The ability to get to the rim is his strength. He owns a crafty dribble, deceptive first step, and is long-strided while running the floor. This is what makes him a threat from all angles on the court. It helps when you’re 6″6′ and pushing 6″7′ with a near 7 foot wingspan. I see the type of prospect that NBA scouts drool for.
He needs to add strength for his game to be effective, and that’s priority number one. This will help him take contact when ferociously attacking the rim. Next, he needs to improve his outside jumper to be as potent as possible so the defense respects his range.
Right now I see him has a potential lottery pick for next years draft. Another summer of added strength and work on his jumper and you’re looking at a great college player and potential starter in the NBA.