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4-star MI signee Isaiah Livers earns "Mr. Basketball" honors

21 March 2017, 02:41 | Pamela Mathis

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It was been a big week for MI on the court, but it was a big day for future Wolverine Isaiah Livers as he was awarded Michigan's Mr. Basketball award.

Livers won in closest voting in the history of the award, which first was handed out in 1981.

Livers, who has signed to play at MI for the Wolverines next season, edged Xavier Tillman of Grand Rapids Christian in voting by members of the Basketball Coaches Association of MI.

A senior at Grand Rapids Christian, Tillman is listed as a four-star recruit by 247Sports composite. Livers is ranked as the No. 2 player in the state of MI, according to 247Sports, behind only Tillman.

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At a towering and still growing 6-8, 220 pounds, Livers is hoping to cap off his progress with a state championship this week.

Livers is averaging over 17 points and 14 rebounds this season. Livers and his Maroons will be battling Tillman's Eagles of G.R. Christian in the Class A State Quarterfinals on Tuesday, March 21 at Lansing Eastern High School.

After being a finalist for the award, MSU class of 2017 signee Xavier Tillman finished with 2,739 votes, only trailing Liver's 2,811.



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