Originally written on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Dustin Johnston Before Michigan’s trip to Peoria, Illinois in early December, Caris LeVert looked as though he was headed for a redshirt freshman season. A little over a month later, the Pickerington, OH native is the most-used Michigan bench player outside of Mitch McGary. With every opportunity, LeVert seems to improve. He’s become steadily more efficient on the offensive end of the floor and even started a game against Central Michigan to replace an injured Tim Hardaway Jr. It’s been a wild month for LeVert, but one of the factors that made it easier for the Michigan coaches to give LeVert a larger role in the rotation was the growth of LeVert himself. The freshman has put on around 20 pounds and grown about an inch and a half since he set foot on campus at 6-foot-4, 165-pounds. John Beilein said he has been urging LeVert to take the training table as seriously as the weight room. “It’s really good,” Beilein said when asked if he was pleased with the 20 pounds LeVert has already ...
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