Michigan F Livers withdraws from NBA draft

Michigan forward Isaiah Livers announced Friday that he is pulling out of the NBA draft and returning for his senior season.Livers had until Aug. 3 to make a decision, but as team workouts remain on hold with the NBA season about to restart, he saw no reason to wait any longer.”What a crazy couple of months,” Livers said in a news release. “However, I have learned a great deal from this process, and I’m extremely excited to return to Ann Arbor. My family and I are so appreciative of Coach (Juwan) Howard and all the staff for letting us really explore my dream of playing in the NBA.”While it was a limited process due to COVID-19, I want to thank all the NBA teams who took the time to talk to me. The information I gathered is going to be invaluable moving forward. But now, we have unfinished business in Ann Arbor. I cannot wait to do everything I can and help lead this team to great things.”Howard, who played 19 NBA seasons, was excited to learn of Livers’ decision.