Originally written on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 9/18/12
Draft Express ranks Tim Hardaway Jr. the No. 17 NBA prospect in the Big Ten before the season. For comparison, Trey Burke was ranked second in the Big Ten. Here are a couple of snippets from the DX report: Hardaway continues to have the strange distinction of being a more efficient shooter off the dribble than spotting up, as he hits for a superb 1.012 points per shot on pull-ups as opposed to a below average 0.816 points per shot on catch-and-shoot jumpers. Improving his spot-up jumper is still the most important thing he can do to improve his game, as we pointed out the last time we profiled him. While Hardaway clearly possesses strong shot-making ability and shows flashes of being a deadly shooter inside and outside the arc, he struggles to consistently display the same mechanics, though it’s certainly something he can improve on. Hardaway establishes a much better rhythm shooting the ball when he’s coming off the dribble and stepping into his shot, doing a better job to keep hi...
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