John Beilein just keeps raking in high class recruits. After impressing Beilein at Michigan's summer camp, Hardaway quickly accepted Michigan's scholarship offer. Hardaway is Michigan's second commitment in the 2010 class joining F Evan Smotrycz. As always, UM Hoops has your breakdown of the incoming 6'3"-6'4" guard.
Hardaway is exactly the type of player that seems perfect for the Beilein system. Very smooth with the ball, Hardaway is an excellent outside shooter. But he's not limited to that role. Hardaway has shown an excellent first step toward the basket and plays the pick and roll very well. ESPN threw some praise his way back in late May. Following his recruitment, there's been a significant up tick in not just his recruitment, but the praise for his game that's followed.
If you need numbers to justify a recruitment, Hardaway is a 3* recruit to both services, but is ranked #93 in ESPN's Top 100 for the 2010 class. Lanky at 6'3"-6'4", Tim, Jr. seems to be a perfect fit for the 1-3-1, able to play man defense but also able to clog the passing lanes with his arms and legs.
Great pick up by the Michigan coaching staff.