The 2021 NBA Draft took place on Thursday night and Isaiah Livers of the Michigan Wolverines was fortunate enough to hear his name called. He was selected at No. 42 by the Detroit Pistons.
Livers played four seasons in Ann Arbor, putting together one of the more decorated careers in Michigan basketball history. He played 119 career games and averaged 31.6 minutes, 13.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game in his final year with the program. He likewise helped Michigan make the 2018 national championship game, the 2021 Elite Eight, a Big Ten regular season and tournament title, and multiple NCAA Tournament appearances.
The Pistons will be a team in transition this season after drafting Cade Cunningham and Livers will likely be part of that. It seems likely he’ll get a real opportunity to contribute early on and could be an offensive boost with his perimeter shooting. Fans will certainly be hoping he can grow into a starting role. We’ll have to see how things shake out next season and beyond.