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Biography of Caris LeVert [Age, Family, Career, Injury, NBA Draft, Contract & Net Worth]

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It is fair to say that injuries are part of the player’s life in the sports world regardless of their scale. In any case, it is painful and, in most cases, can be career-ending.

Likewise, Caris LeVert went through several injuries during his career. However, he turned his pain into joy and victory. Consequently, he succeeded in becoming an unstoppable player.

So, who is Caris LeVert? For those who don’t know, LeVert is an American professional basketball player who plays as a shooting guard for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

NBA star Caris LeVert

Initially, Indiana Pacers drafted a three-star recruited high school candidate in the 2016 NBA draft. But later, he committed to the Brooklyn Nets.

Likewise, Indiana Pacers traded him back recently in 2021. However, after returning to Pacers, he was diagnosed with a small mass in his left kidney.

With that, the young athlete is bound to make his return to the court this summer.

Apart from this, if you want to know about his personal and professional life, then read this article. But first, let’s read his quick facts;

Quick Facts

Full name Caris Coleman LeVert
Known as  Caris LeVert/ Baby Durant
Birthdate 25 August 1994
Birthplace Columbus, Ohio, USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Virgo
Age 27 Years Old
Father’s name Darryl Wayne LeVert
Mother’s name Kim LeVer
Sibling Darryl Marcus (Younger Brother)
Residence  Pickerington, Ohio
High School  Pickerington High School Central
College Michigan University
Marital status Unmarried
Relationship status  Single
Height 6’6″ (1.98 m)
Weight 205 lb (92 kg)
Body type Athletic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Profession Basketball Player
Position Shooting Guard/ Small Forward
Former Team Michigan Wolverines, Brooklyn Nets
Current Team Indiana Pacers
NBA Draft 2016
Jersey Number 22
Affiliations NBA
Endorsement Jordan, Nike
Salary $16 Million ( annually)
Net Worth $52.5 Million
Social Media InstagramTwitterFacebook
Merch Trading Card, Used Nets Jersey, Rookie Card
Last Update May, 2022

Where was Caris LeVert born? – Early Life

Caris Coleman LeVert, known as Caris LeVert, was born on 25 August 1994 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. But later, his parents moved to Pickerington, Ohio, when he was in second grade.

Additionally, he was born to parents Darryl Wayne and Kim LeVert. He grew up with a younger brother, Darryl Marcus, who is just eleven months younger than him.

Apart from this, his brother is also a basketball player who played for Connors State College.

Family

The interesting thing is, he comes from a musical family as he is the third cousin of Eddie LeVert, the lead vocalist of the O’Jays.

Besides that, he is also the cousin brother of late singer-songwriters Gerald LeVert and Sean LeVert, Eddie’s sons.

Caris LeVert with his Father

Moreover, his mother, Kim, is a Columbus City School’s first-grade teacher. His father, Darryl Wayne, was a graphic designer. But sadly, the LeVert family had to experience the tragic moment of Darryl Wayne’s death on April 4, 2010.

So, he had to lose his father at the age of 16. However, his mother raised both her sons very well.

Now, she must be the proudest mother because her sons are moving towards success in their field.

In one interview, he remembered his dad and said,

“I’m ok with it now, at peace, I guess. I feel like I got everything I needed to know from him. He taught me so much.”

While talking about him, LeVert also mentioned how calm and caring he was.

“His big thing was keeping a level head – never get too high or too low. Just be calm, be smart.”

How tall is Caris LeVert? Age & Body Measurement

The professional basketball player is currently 27 years old young guy. Besides, he is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall and weighs 205 lb (93 kg).

According to his date of birth, his horoscope sign is VirgoThe Virgo man is well known for being practical, honest, and helpful.

Apart from this, he has a well-maintained and athletic body. Also, he has black hair and black-colored eyes.

High School Highlights

This 27-year-old basketball star started his high school career at Pickerington High School Central.

As a high school senior, he led Pickerington to a 26–2 record and the 2012 OHSAA Division I state championship.

Consequently, he became a 2012 Associated Press All-Ohio Second Team high school basketball player and the 2012 Columbus Dispatch Metro Player of the Year.

Furthermore, he was just a three-star recruited prospect in high school. But he committed to Alabama State University to play college basketball.

Meanwhile, he left Alabama State and enrolled at Michigan University on May 11, 2012.

College Stats

LeVert began his college career with Michigan Wolverines behind Stauskas, Robinson, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Matt Vogrich for small forward positions.

He had spent 4 years in Michigan, where he recorded his career-high points, rebound, and assists many times. In his college career, his contribution was impressive, and he led the team in winning several times.

The Highlighting part is he became the 4th player in Michigan’s history who made a triple-double record and the 49th Wolverine to eclipse 1,000 career points.

Additionally, Wolverines star had gone through three surgical procedures to repair a stress fracture in his foot throughout the season.

Because of his second surgery, he had to miss the chance to select in the 2015 NBA Draft due to his foot’s reinjury.

However, he announced to return to the season game on April 21, 2015. Returning to the game again would allow LeVert to improve his pick-and-roll decision-making and defensive skills.

NBA Draft

Indeed, it was not easy for LeVert to travel until NBS’s road. However, he made it happen.

While facing foot injury many times, he finally got selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers.

But later, the Brooklyn Nets acquired his rights and had signed a multi-year contract with him.

Before the 2016 NBA draft, LeVert wrote an open letter to NBA general managers and his doubters to ensure his capacity.

He wrote,

“I’m almost there. When I make my NBA debut, I can’t wait to show the world a player who can handle, shoot, go hard to the hoop, and defend.”

LeVert then stated how his versatility is his greatest asset.

“I can play as a one, a two, or three. My versatility is my greatest asset, and I bring a unique skill set to the court.”

Career High Points and Injury

Unstoppable rising star started his professional career with Brooklyn Nets. As his college career, he continued to make career-high points in his professional career.

Likewise, he made his professional debut against the Denver Nuggets, where he posted 4 rebounds and 3 steals in 9 minutes of play in the 2016 season.

Consequently, he became the first Net player who posted 3 steals in his debut.

During the first anniversary of his NBA debut, he scored career-high 21 points and 10 assists against reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook.

It led the Nets to a 100–95 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Mexico City in the 2017 season.

His performance was highlighted by his first NBA double-double on offense and also praised for his 2-steal/2-block/5-rebound effort on defense against Westbrook.

However, he missed 10 games of the 2017 season due to the minor groin and knee injuries.

Furthermore, he set a new career-high with 28 points in a 107–105 and won over the New York Knicks in the 2018 season.

On August 26, 2019, a 6 ft 6 in-205 pounds player had extended a three-year contract with the Nets. Likewise, he posted his career-high 29 points against the Phoenix Suns.

Likewise, LeVert recorded a career-high 51 points, including 37 in the fourth quarter and overtime, which led the Nets to a 129–120 win over the Boston Celtics in the 2019 season.

Caris was traded to Indiana Pacers for the 2021-2022 seasons. He recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, and two assists with a winning score of 122–111 against the Phoenix Suns.

After he was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2022 season, Caris scored a winning score of 105–92 against the San Antonio Spurs.

What happened to Caris LeVert? Kidney Mass & Surgery

A shooting guard Caris left Brooklyn Nets and shifted to Indiana Pacers on January 16, 2021. But later, it was found that he had a small mass in his left kidney.

So, he went through successful kidney surgery and removed the mass.

According to the doctor, there is no further treatment required for him. So, he is expected to make a full recovery and be indefinite.

However, he will soon return to court and show his best performance for the Indiana Pacers.

Achievements & Awards

  • OHSAA Division I state championship (2012)
  • Columbus Dispatch Metro Player of the Year (2012)
  • Associated Press All-Ohio Second Team (2012)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2014)
  • Co-Big Ten Player of the week (2016)

Caris LeVert | Professional Career Stats

Year
Team
GP
Min
Pts
FG%
3pt%
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
2021
Cavaliers
4
31.0
13.2
39.7
28.6
1.5
3.8
1.5
0.2
2021
Pacers
39
31.1
18.7
44.7
32.3
3.8
4.4
0.9
0.5
2020
Nets
12
27.8
18.5
43.5
34.9
4.3
6.0
1.1
0.5
2020
Pacers
35
32.9
20.7
44.3
31.8
4.6
4.9
1.5
0.7
2019
Nets
45
29.6
18.7
42.5
36.4
4.2
4.4
1.2
0.2
2018
Nets
40
26.6
13.7
42.9
31.2
3.8
3.9
1.1
0.3
2017
Nets
71
26.3
12.1
43.5
34.7
3.7
4.2
1.2
0.3
2016
Nets
57
21.7
8.2
45.0
32.1
3.3
1.9
0.9
0.1
Career
303
27.5
14.7
43.6
33.3
3.8
4.0
1.1
0.3

Moreover, you can learn the game log of Caris on Foxsports sites.

Who is Caris LeVert Dating Now? – Girlfriend

The Professional basketball player seems a private and secretive person. So, he has not flashed his personal life to the public.

Therefore, he might have a girlfriend or not; it is difficult to say without any information. Besides that, he might have focused on his professional career instead of involving gossip, rumors, and controversies.

Caris LeVert with his rumored Girlfriend /Facebook

But, 6 feet 6 inches tall, LeVert was in a relationship with Carissa Martin, as we can see a photo with her on his Facebook.

Had they broken up? Why? Unfortunately, there are no found details about it.

How much does Caris LeVert make? – Net Worth & Contract

A shooting guard had agreed to a three-year $52.5 million contract extension for Brooklyn Nets in 2019, including an annual average salary of $17.5 million.

Likewise, he has a net worth of approximately $52.5 million as of 2022.

However, he has recently committed with Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2022-23, he will earn a base salary of $16 million and $17.5 million in the next season.

Talking about his endorsement deal, he has contracted with the Jordan Brand and Nike subsidiary company.

Social Media Presence

Former Brooklyn Nets star Caris is accessible on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. However, he is comparably more active on Instagram than on Twitter and Facebook.

Instagram – 258k followers

Twitter – 54.9K Followers

Facebook – 89K Followers

FAQs

Is Caris LeVert injured?

LeVert had to face many injuries during the match. However, he is currently not injured. Having said that, Caris is taking a rest after his kidney surgery.

Where is Caris LeVert from?

A 6 ft 6 in-205 pounds basketball player was born in Columbus, Ohio. Now, he is a resident of Pickerington, Ohio.

Where did LeVert go to college?

LeVert completed schooling at Pickerington High School Central and then finished college at Michigan University.

Has LeVert been tested positive of Covid-19?

LeVert has not been tested positive for Covid-19. However, he has missed a few matches following the protocols of Covid-19.

Is Caris Suspended from the game?

Rumors were there regarding the suspension of Caris due to the Covid pandemic. However, there is no actual information regarding his suspension.

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