Michigan’s Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue NBA legacy


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Reported today, Tim Hardaway Jr will declare for the NBA Draft.

As the Orange Krush Illinois student section at Assembly Hall harassed Tim Hardaway Jr of the Michigan Wolverines, they chanted “daddy’s boy, daddy’s boy.” Rather unimaginative and not at all damaging, don’t you think?

I mean you’re saying “you came from a rich, famous household!! take that!!” “You had privileges growing up and will never incur crippling student loan debt, we deride you for this!”

And he’s likely headed towards more dollars and sense, as he’ll probably follow in his father’s footsteps to the NBA. Currently, we have Tim Hardaway Jr as the 21st overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

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Tim Hardaway Jr the 6-5 sophomore guard from Miami, Florida can score in all kinds of ways and his versatility excites NBA scouts. After making the all-freshmen Big Ten team last year, he averaged nearly double figures a game for Team USA in the FIBA World Championships. He returned to Ann Arbor having grown 2 inches and gained 20 pounds. It was enough to get him on the Naismith and Wooden award watch lists.

From press row, I saw him light up the Illini for 25 points, 11 rebounds as his #13 Michigan Wolverines beat the Illini 72-61. Tim Hardaway Jr went 6-7 from the floor and made all his threes. After the game John Beilen talked about what a gym rat Hardaway is.

“One tough thing that happens for us is our Christmas break is short, but we have a winter break and during winter break Tim has used every bit of it, he was in the gym all the time,” Beilein said.

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