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Tim Hardaway Jr On Wednesday afternoon, Michigan Basketball’s Tim Hardaway Jr announced he will forego his final season of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. Hardaway was an All-Big Ten first-team selection and averaged 14.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Wolverines. Hardaway is being projected as a late-first round early-second round pick in the draft. He becomes the 12th player in school history to leave early for the NBA. Hardaway made the following statement in a press release: “After talking it over with my family, the coaching staff, and others in my support system, I have decided to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA,” said Hardaway. “I have appreciated everyone’s support and patience while I made this decision. It has always been a dream of mine to play in the NBA and I feel that I am ready to work toward this dream. “There will be challenges ahead, but I am looking forward to what the future holds. I know with what I have learned about being a Michigan Man, I will be more than ready for this next phase in my life. This has been the greatest experience playing at Michigan and something I will never forget. “I cannot thank Coach (John) Beilein, the coaching staff, my teammates, the basketball support staff, and the U-M administration enough for the opportunity they provided me to play at Michigan and the support they gave me along the way. More importantly, I want to thank the Wolverine nation. The positive support they have shown me and this program cannot be measured.” Now Michigan fans anxiously await word from Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III. If you would like to receive an email notification each time a Michigan Basketball story is posted you can fill out the Email Notification Form. Stay connected with our coverage by subscribing to our Michigan Basketball feed. You can follow us on Twitter Rob White and Joe White  

Tim Hardaway Jr. to announce NBA decision at 3 p.m.

Michigan announced that Tim Hardaway Jr. will be having a press conference at 3 p.m. to announce whether he’ll return to school or enter the NBA Draft after his junior season. Hardaway is projected as a fringe first round pick or a second round pick by most draft prognosticators and was named Michigan’s Most Improved Player after averaging 15 points and five rebounds per game...

Notes & quotes from Tim Hardaway Jr.’s NBA Draft announcement

Tim Hardaway Jr. announced that he’d be entering the NBA Draft, forgoing his senior year of eligibility, earlier today at the Crisler Center. Hardaway, John Beilein and Michigan’s assistant coaches were on hand to discuss the announcement. Here are some assorted quotes from Hardaway, Beilein and assistant coaches Jeff Meyer and LaVall Jordan. Tim Hardaway Jr. — Watch the press...

Video: Jeff Meyer, LaVall Jordan on Tim Hardaway Jr.’s decision to enter the NBA draft

Michigan’s assistant coaches were available to discuss Tim Hardaway Jr.’s decision to enter the NBA draft in lieu of finishing out his final season at Michigan. You can watch interviews with Jeff Meyer and LaVall Jordan using the embedded media players below. Coach Jordan after the jump.

U-M's Hardaway Jr. to announce NBA decision

Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. has scheduled a news conference for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Crisler Center to announce whether he will turn pro or return for his junior year. Teammate Trey Burke held a similar news conference Sunday and announced he was jumping to the NBA after two seasons in Ann Arbor.

Report: Tim Hardaway Jr. will enter NBA Draft

Bryan Fuller According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Tim Hardaway Jr. will forgo his senior season and enter the NBA Draft. Hardaway has a press conference scheduled for 3 pm this afternoon. Hardaway is the second Michigan player to enter the NBA Draft early this season, joining Trey Burke. Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary, both projected as first round picks, have yet...

Tim Hardaway Jr.’s career defined by highs and lows

Bryan Fuller It’s usually easy to draw conclusions about a player’s career when they move on. Zack Novak will always be remembered for his leadership. Trey Burke will be remembered for perfecting the point guard position as a sophomore. But it’s tough to decipher how Tim Hardaway Jr. should be remembered after his three year career in Ann Arbor. It’s tough because perception...

Report: Michigan Tim Hardaway Jr. to Declare for NBA Draft

Hardaway Jr. has the size and athletic ability for the NBA, just don’t know see him as a “WOW” NBA prospect. Michigan junior Tim Hardaway Jr., will enter the NBA draft, sources tell Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 17, 2013

Hardaway Jr. follows Burke to NBA

After three seasons in Ann Arbor, Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon that he’ll be forgoing his senior year with the Wolverines and enter the 2013 NBA draft. Hardaway Jr. and John Beilein discuss the decision inside.

VIDEO: Hardaway Jr. declares for NBA draft

Michigan junior Tim Hardaway Jr. announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon at Crisler Center that he plans to forgo his senior season in Ann Arbor and declare for the 2013 NBA draft. Hardaway Jr. announces and takes questions from the podium.

Video: John Beilein, Tim Hardaway Jr. talk NBA decision

John Beilein and Tim Hardaway Jr. were available to comment individually about Hardaway’s decision to forgo his senior season at Michigan and enter the 2013 NBA draft. You can watch both interviews using the embedded media players below. Hardaway after the jump

Tim Hardaway Jr., Muhammad Shabazz entering the NBA Draft

BallertainmentShabazz muhammad and Tim Hardaway Jr. declaring for NBA Draft Michigan standout Tim Hardaway Jr. and UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad have each decided to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft. Hardaway Jr. is a 6’6″ junior guard who played and started in all 107 games of his Michigan career, averaging 14.3 points and 4.11 rebounds, per game. Shabazz, as expected, is one...

Tim Hardaway Jr. Announcing NBA Plans at 3 PM ET

Will Hardaway become the second Wolverine to declare early for this year’s NBA Draft? Will Tim Hardaway Jr. follow Trey Burke into the 2013 NBA Draft? We’ll know the answer soon enough. Tim Hardaway, Jr. making his decision today on his NBA future. Press conference at 3 pm. — Brad Galli (@BradGalli) April 17, 2013 Michigan coach John Beilein said at Monday night’s annual...
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