Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, Michigan
The son of former Warriors and Heat star Tim Hardaway Sr., the younger Hardaway emerged as one the premier swingmen in the nation his final season at Michigan. He averaged 14.2 points per game, second on the Wolverines, who came within minutes of upsetting top-seeded Louisville in April’s NCAA title game. Hardaway also shot 37 percent from 3-point range, a year after a sophomore slump of 28 percent. He is a solid athlete, can score from the perimeter and get to the rim, has ideal size for his position and makes good decisions. A lack of consistency with his jumper and poor shot selection are what likely what keep Hardaway out of the Drafts’ first 20 selections. However, most mock drafts have him planted firmly at the bottom of round one.
“The Florida native's range and confidence as a jump shooter will serve him well at the next level, as his ability to spread the floor and be effective as a complementary option will align itself well with the role he'll likely be expected to play,” Matt Kamalsky wrote on Draft Express. “A capable straight-line slasher who can attack holes in the defense and take the corner when he has a step on his man, Hardaway is a solid athlete, but isn't the type of shifty or explosive slasher who will be asked to consistently create one-on-one or on the pick and roll early in his career.”
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