Tim Hardaway Jr. NBA Draft Profile

Tim Hardaway Jr. NBA Draft Profile

Tim Hardaway Jr., Junior, Shooting Guard, Michigan



Tim Hardaway Jr. has spent much of his collegiate career playing second fiddle to fellow Wolverine Trey Burke. The story will be the same on draft day. But Hardaway is a talented shooting guard who could sneak into the first round. During Michigan’s stellar 2012-2013 campaign, Hardaway averaged 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists. In points and assists, he was second to only Burke.

A year earlier, when Hardaway was a sophomore, he was again second on the team in scoring behind Burke, averaging 14.6 points per contest. As a freshman during the 2010-2011 campaign, Hardaway averaged 13.9 points per game. Except for an outside shooting slump as a sophomore, Hardaway has been pretty consistent throughout his collegiate career.


Final Projection:

Fortunately for Hardaway, he does not have to rely on his outside shooting. He has the range to knock down the long ball in the NBA on a consistent basis, but he is also very effective attacking the basket. At 6-5, has enough size to get to the rim and shoot over some opposing defenders. Hardaway is perceived as a player that does not have a ton of potential. His consistent play over the years may have something to do with that. And maybe he will not turn into a superstar at the next level, but Hardaway is a player who can come in right away and score some points, handle the ball, help out on the glass and play solid defense. That makes him a good player to get in the second round.


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