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NBA Draft prospect Isaiah Livers (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

34. Isaiah Livers, G, Michigan

Measurables: 6-foot-7, 230 pounds, Unknown wingspan

Class: Senior

Age: 22

Mike’s Ranking: Unranked

Evan’s Ranking: 31

A stress fracture to his right foot ended Isaiah Livers’ senior season at Michigan in heartbreaking fashion and also seemingly has hurt his draft stock. However, I think he’s a gamer and a quality defender who thrives as a shot-maker that any NBA franchise will be lucky to add in the second round of this draft.

From his skills to his actual physical traits, and competitiveness, Livers reminds me so much of Memphis Grizzlies swingman Dillon Brooks. He can be a sixth man of sorts and lead a bench unit offensively, showcasing the capability to score off of the dribble with ease.

Livers plays with good effort on the defensive end of the floor and has very solid court awareness. He’s got fundamentally sound on-ball defensive skills and gets into passing lanes often to create steals. I believe he’s got the chance to be an unsung leader for a team and ultimately, a pivotal piece in an NBA rotation.