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“The first two or three games, they destroyed us,” Hardaway said while recalling his first pick-up games against the incoming freshmen class. “I think they were very excited.”
It’s not often that Tim Hardaway Jr. or Trey Burke, both likely future pros and Michigan’s best players, lose a game of pick-up basketball. One certainly wouldn’t expect a team featuring either player to to get “destroyed” by a group of their own incoming freshmen.
But during open gym sessions featuring Michigan veterans, incoming freshmen and even a handful of recruits, that’s exactly what happened – if only for a short while.
Given the number of summer pick-up games, no one was quite sure of exact teams. Burke and Hardaway played on separate teams, both of which lost to the freshman squad. Burke said he wasn’t sure exactly who played on that winning team, but he was fairly certain it included incoming freshmen Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III and Caris LeVert.
After hearing himself give the newcomers some v
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