Caris LeVertHt/Wt: 6' 7" / 200 lbs
2015 Draft Profile - Caris LeVertStrengths
Caris LeVert is one of the more intriguing prospects in this draft class. An extremely versatile offensive player, LeVert has the ability to handle the ball, is an excellent shooter, and a willing passer who can find the open man regularly.
He is excellent in catch and shoot situations and can be effective both and off the ball with NBA three-point range. His size and length allow him to play multiple positions and also helps him defensively.
He is quick enough to stick with point guards and has great anticipation allowing him to get in passing lanes and challenge shots. His work ethic is outstanding and he was one of the most improved players in all of college basketball last season.
The most glaring weakness with LeVert is his undeveloped body. He needs to add strength to his frame and that affects him both offensively and defensively as he struggles to finish around the rim and can be bullied by larger wing players.
He is also not nearly a good of a shooter off the dribble as he is when spotting up and for catch-and-shoot situations. He was forced into being Michiganís primary option this season and didnít look comfortable in the position and he is clearly more of a complimentary player.
His injury history is also troubling as he suffered a second stress fracture to his foot and wonít play the rest of the season. He is expected to be ready by the time the draft process begins, but foot issues tend to linger around in many cases.
NBA Player Comparison
A very good scorer who is stuck in between the guard positions, LeVert has some similarities to his fellow Michigan Wolverine Jamal Crawford. Crawford has become the NBAís best sixth man and LeVert could develop into something similar down the line.
Filling out his body and making a full recovery will be important for LeVert, but he has NBA tools. His scoring and versatility will be enough to get him drafted late in the first round where he can become a key piece for a very good team.
PPG: 14.6 RPG: 4.7 APG: 3.4 SPG: 1.8 BPG: 0.4 FG%: 41.1 FT%: 81.7 3PT%: 38.4
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