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2016 NBA Draft: Brooklyn Nets draft Caris LeVert with No. 20 overall selection in first round

Despite lingering injuries that have derailed most of his final two seasons at Michigan, the Brooklyn Nets have drafted Caris LeVert with the No. 20 overall selection in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft.

John Beilein has sent another player to the NBA in the first round of the draft.

With the no. 20 overall selection in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets selected Michigan guard Caris LeVert.

Despite missing the majority of last season and this season with a lingering foot injury, the Nets apparently saw enough to make LeVert a first round selection. LeVert marks the fifth first round selection for Michigan in the previous four drafts, marking the end of and era of the team that appeared in the national championship game.

Despite missing the combine due to offseason surgery, which critics said hurt his draft stock, the Nets still gave LeVert a shot with a first round selection. The pick was originally made by the Indiana Pacers. However, the Pacers traded the no. 20 pick to the Nets as part of a deal for Thaddeus Young.

LeVert finished his Wolverines career averaging 10 points and three rebounds per game.


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