The ongoing saga of Michigan commit Austin Hatch has been on a steady upswing since the tragic plane crash that took the life of his father and stepmother in June of 2011. And now, it appears that Hatch, who committed to play basketball for Michigan shortly before the crash, will be able to finish his high school basketball career in California playing for for Loyola High School in Los Angeles.
Hatch opted to move from Fort Wayne to California in order to live with his uncle, Michael Hatch, for his final year of high school. According to Michigan head coach John Beilein, Hatch could be ready to return to the court this season after missing the 2011-12 and 2012-13 high school seasons.
“Yes,” Beilein responded when asked if Hatch would play this season. “Obviously that’s up to his high school and his coach and things like that, but that is the plan right now.”
Hatch previously reclassified from the 2013 class to the class of 2014 in order to afford himself more time to recover from th...