Michigan Basketball’s Tim Hardaway Jr has decided to forego his final season of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. So it’s time to decide where he ranks among Michigan Basketball’s all-time best shooting guards.
Tim Hardaway Jr’s bio
A three year starter, for Michigan, Hardaway Jr was instrumental in returning Michigan Basketball to relevance. He missed just one game in his career and started all 107 games he did play in. The Wolverines were 76-32 during Hardaway Jr’s career and appeared in the NCAA Tournament all three season. In his final season, Michigan advanced to the National Championship game where they lost to Louisville.
As a freshman, Hardaway Jr was named honorable mention All-Big Ten. His sophomore season he was selected to the All-Big Ten third team and as a junior he earned All-Big Ten first team honors. His junior season was his finest as he averaged career bests for points (14.5), rebounds (4.7) and assists (2.4) per game, as well as field goal percentage (43.7) and three-point field goal percentage (37.4). Hardaway posted 30 double-figure scoring games with seven games of 20-plus points.
Hardaway Jr was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 NIT Season Tip-Off. He averaged 19.5 points and 5.5 rebounds to help lead Michigan to the championship.
He finished his career with 1,532 points which ranks him 18th on Michigan’s all-time scoring list. He ranks sixth in school history with 202 career three-pointers. Hardaway also pulled down 440 rebounds and notched 76 steals in his career.
Hardaway ranks 26th in school history with a career scoring average of 14.3 points per game. He also averaged 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. His 107 career starts are the 11th most in Michigan history.
Hardaway Jr opted to forgo his final season of eligibility and became the 14th Michigan player to enter the NBA Draft early.
Find out where we ranked him on the list of Michigan’s all-time best shooting guards
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