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Isaiah Livers not returning for extra year with Michigan

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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - MARCH 04: Isaiah Livers #2 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates his teams Big 10 championship after defeating the Michigan State Spartans 69-50 at Crisler Arena on March 04, 2021 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michigan senior Isaiah Livers is not returning for an extra year of eligibility.

A team spokesman confirmed Livers’ decision Thursday. At this point, guard Eli Brooks is the only Michigan player who has decided to take advantage of the extra year that the NCAA is allowing because of the coronavirus pandemic - although the school said Jaaron Faulds is still considering whether he will do so.

Michigan loses Livers, guard Mike Smith, guard Chaundee Brown and forward Austin Davis from this year’s team that won the Big Ten title and reached the Elite Eight.

The Wolverines also await NBA draft decisions from sophomore guard Franz Wagner and freshman center Hunter Dickinson.

Livers missed this year’s NCAA Tournament because of a right foot injury and is recovering from surgery earlier this month.