Michigan Wolverines' Tim Hardaway Jr.'s Draft Stock

By Trevor Lowry
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Trey Burke got a lot of the attention on the Michigan Wolverines this past season, but there was plenty of other talent on this team, like Tim Hardaway Jr. Like Burke, Hardaway Jr. decided to leave college basketball early for the 2013 NBA Draft. However, let’s take a look at his draft stock.

Many mock drafts are saying that Hardaway Jr. will go in the 20s. I doubt he will fall to the second round, but you never know. If anything, I think Hardaway Jr. should go a little higher, since he was one of the best players on one of the best teams in college hoops.

On the season, he averaged 14.5 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, shot 43.7 percent from the field and also shot 37.4 percent from the three-point line.

He became a much more efficient shooter from behind the arc, which was one of the most important things he could have done, since he is a shooting guard and all.

Hardaway Jr. has good size at 6’6” and he also can hit threes like it is nothing.

He had an up and down outing in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but still averaged around 13 points per game in six tourney games.

Hardaway Jr. has the talent to be a great shooter at the next level and he also has the name. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think his dad may have played in the NBA or something (yes, I know his dad played pro ball). If Hardaway Jr. reaches his potential in the pros, who knows how good he can be. Whether the case, he will get picked up and it will likely be in the later part of the first round.


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