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Tim Hardaway, Jr.

  • Full Name: Tim Hardaway, Jr.
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-6 / 199
  • Birthdate: March 16, 1992
  • College: Michigan
New York Knicks Round 1: Pick 24
 

- One-on-one Tim Hardaway Jr. 

Strengths
- Good size for NBA two guard
- Can shoot the 3
- Competes
- Good passer

Weaknesses
- Not an overpowering athlete
- Needs to get bigger and stronger

NBA projection
Hardaway has been projected by many draft analysts to be a late first-round pick. The son of former Golden State Warrior star Tim Hardaway, Sr. has NBA size and scoring ability. But he’ll have to get stronger so he can handle his defensive assignments.

2012-13 Season
Hardaway helped lead Michigan to a 31-8 record and the NCAA tournament championship game. Along the way he was chosen first-team All-Big Ten by the league’s coaches and second team by the media. Hardaway was a workhorse all season, averaging 34.8 minutes a game.

Key statistics
14.5 ppg | 4.7 rpg | 2.4apg | 1.8 tpg | 0.7 spg | 34.8 mpg | .437 FG | .374 3PT | .694 FT

Cool statistic
In 2012-13, Hardaway producedcareer highs in scoring (14.5), rebounding (4.7), assists (2.4), field-goal percentage (43.7) and 3-point percentage (37.4).

Reminds me of...
Arron Afflalo

What Insiders Say
Michigan coach John Beilein
"Tim has worked very hard to develop his game during his time here. He has prepared every day for this opportunity. We know he will work just as hard or harder to make his dream a reality.

What Outsiders Say
Kansas State coach Bruce Weber
"He's a different player now; you can just see it. Confidence wise, pull-up jumpers, getting to the basket. … it's tough for people to guard him."

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.