#Michigan is showing interest in 2012 Pickerington Central SG, Caris LeVert. Ohio U granted him his release from LOI last week and UM has it.
Ohio North-South All-Star games: LeVert’s three at buzzer gives South win
Make no mistake: all-star basketball is only a cheap imitation of the sport played from December through March that features teamwork, defense and fundamentals.
Regardless of the season, however, the object of the game is to put the ball in the basket, and few players can deliver in the clutch like Pickerington Central senior guard Caris LeVert.
Only a month after helping the Tigers to the Division I state championship, LeVert knocked down a three-pointer as time expired as his South team edged the North 116-114 yesterday in the Division I-II contest, highlighting four Ohio North-South all-star games at Capital University.
LeVert, who finished with 23 points and six rebounds, ran to virtually the same spot from which he’d buried a three-pointer at the 29-second mark. Gary Akbar of Dayton Dunbar penetrated into the lane and dished to LeVert for the winner.
“I didn’t know for sure I was going to get the ball on the last possession, but once I did get it, I knew as soon as it left my hand it was going in,” LeVert said.
South coach Ed Calo of Westerville South said it was same kind of shot LeVert made all season. “ Those were two monster shots,” Calo said. “Caris is the kind of player who is absolutely fearless. He lives for that moment.”