Another Michigan star is trying his hand at the NBA. After point guard Trey Burke announced his intentions to enter this year’s NBA Draft, guard Tim Hardaway Jr., son of former pro Tim Hardaway Sr., will announce he’s also entering the NBA Draft at a press conference scheduled for this afternoon.
Michigan junior Tim Hardaway Jr., will enter the NBA draft, sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 17, 2013
According to MLive.com, Hardaway had been weighing his options in recent days about whether he should enter the draft or return for his senior season with the Wolverines. Hardaway was part of a dream team for Michigan and helped the Wolverines reach the NCAA National Championship game against Louisville earlier in March.
But the 6-foot-6 guard had decided that the NBA is where he wants to be and he’s not going to wait any longer to realize his dream. The next question is where will Hardaway land when the drat kicks off?
Many NBA scouts are viewing Hardaway as a second-round pick, but one scout told MLive.com that he wouldn’t be surprised if a team fell in love with Hardaway and took him towards the end of the first-round.
“I wouldn’t be shocked if a team really fell in love with him, maybe even in the first round,” Jonathan Givony said, via MLive.com. “But he could go anywhere. And I’m not even sure he’s a lock to get drafted (if he declares).”
Now that Burke and Hardaway are NBA bound, there is still questions about two more of Michigan’s work horses. Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary both have yet to decide whether they will return next season or enter the draft early. They window for deciding is closing though, as all underclassmen have until April 28th to declare for the draft, so expect more news out of Michigan in the coming days.