Caris LeVert knows what it is like to play in a National Championship Game. The former Michigan guard was a freshman when the Wolverines played in the 2013 title game against Louisville. Unfortunately for LeVert, he is also familiar with the sting of losing in the championship game, as Michigan lost to Louisville, 82-76, in 2013.
On Monday night, Michigan basketball played in its first National Championship Game since 2013, and took on the No. 1-seeded Villanova. Again, the Wolverines came up short, as they lost, 79-62.
After the game, LeVert gave his alma mater a shout out on Twitter, saying he was proud of the team for it’s strong season.
Here is the tweet:
— Caris LeVert (@CarisLeVert) April 3, 2018
LeVert played four seasons with Michigan from 2012-16, where he played in 103 total games. In his senior season, he averaged 16.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists while shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 44.6 percent from 3-point range.
LeVert was taken with the 20th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers, but was later traded to the Brooklyn Nets, where he has played since. This season for the Nets, he is averaging 12.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 26.2 minutes per game.