Caris LeVert will announce tomorrow, April 21st, whether he will enter the NBA Draft or return to Michigan for his senior season, according to a report from The Michigan Daily. The Michigan Daily has heard this news from a representative of the Order of Angell, a campus honor society from which LeVert has accepted a membership invitation for the 2015-16 academic year -- his acceptance has no bearing on his decision according to Natasha Dabrowski, a member of the Order.
LeVert led Michigan in points (14.9), rebounds (4.9), and steals (1.8) per game and was second in assists per game (3.7) in 18 games last season before his season was cut short by a fractured foot -- the second time he has fractured that foot in the past 12 months. Despite leading Michigan in many statistical categories, LeVert was having an underwhelming season before the injury, struggling to be assertive on offense as Michigan's leader. That and his fractured foot have caused his draft stock to slip from a projected mid-first-round selection to a late-first-round pick in this summer's NBA Draft.
It is unknown what decision LeVert will announce tomorrow, but, at Michigan's annual awards banquet on April 15th, he told reporters, "I don't think it really makes sense to go early and be drafted in the second round." Sam Sedlecky of Maize and Go Blue also reported on April 10th that LeVert is "highly likely" to return to Michigan. If LeVert does return, he will return to lead a talented Michigan team that should make its way back to the NCAA Tournament next season. If LeVert decides to begin his professional career, he will be the eighth Wolverine to declare for the NBA Draft early during John Beilein's eight year tenure.
Stay tuned as this story develops.