2017 Michigan commit Isaiah Livers was absolutely dominant Saturday at the Horation Williams Tip-Off Classic in Detroit. The 6’8 wing/forward looked every bit of ESPN’s number seventy-six player in the country in a tremendous performance with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks.
Simply put, this is the best I’ve ever seen Isaiah Livers on a basketball court. His improvement in terms of ballhandling was quite evident early on, as he was able to create separation against defenders with change of direction dribbles in a way that he has not displayed on prior occasions. The 6’8 wing consistently knocked down contested midrange jumpers off the bounce using his verticality and tremendous length. Livers was extremely impressive in transition as well, using a nifty behind the back dribble to blow past a defender before showing great body control when finishing on an up under scoop layup with nasty english on it. Isaiah’s impact was not limited to offense, and he tallied 5 blocks that saw him chase down defenders in transition, provide helpside shotblocking, and perfectly timed blocks when defending in one on one situations. See below for highlights.