- Height: 6-foot-4
- High School: Fort Wayne (IN) Canterbury
- Class: 2013
- Position: Shooting Guard
Likely to get a Michigan offer tomorrow, per UMHoops.com.
Committed per Monte Morris on twitter, somewhat unofficial.
Thats gotta be good as well for Morris.
Donnel expected to commit soon as well, all three played together at camp this weekend.
"Between the promise and the payoff is the process -- and the process is the point."
From Sam Webb
From Andy Reid at thewolverine.comAustin Hatch, 6-5 forward, Fort Wayne (IN) Canterbury, 2013
Think Zack Novak. Hatch’s game is a carbon copy of the Wolverine captain’s. His game is not pretty, but game after game he was very effective. Hatch is a hustle player that scrambles for loose balls, is active on the boards, and has a willingness to be physical. What he does best of all, though, is shoot. He was definitely among the top marksmen in attendance. He knocked down long range bombs in transition, coming off screens… we even saw him knock down a step-back three off the dribble. He isn’t very quick nor is he much of a leaper, but he still found a way to convert a few opportunities going to the basket. This kid just knows how to play the game. Another case in point… entry passes. They seem simple enough, but in a camp setting you realize how few kids are really adept at it. Hatch is. He’ll never be on a blue-chip list, but he looks like he will be a glue guy… a Novak type everyman that could see extensive minutes at three positions during his college career. This kid has made no secret of the fact that he loves Michigan. The Wolverines have reciprocated by making it out to watch him. But would he be offered before the Beachem’s, Irvin’s, and Hill’s of the world?
Austin Hatch, shooting guard, Fort Wayne (Ind.) Canterbury
Hatch sat out most of AAU season with two torn ligaments in his foot, but he was healthy Saturday, and he made an impression on the coaches.
First of all, at 6-6, 214 pounds, he's got excellent size for a shooting guard. He could be utilized in the same match-up way as Evan Smotrycz - get him the ball on the outside, where he can shoot or back down a defender into the paint.
Hatch is very sound, fundamentally, and he possesses a high basketball IQ. I spoke with him at the Spiece Run n' Slam, and he made it clear that Michigan is his firm No. 1.
Staring at my countdown clock and bulletin board material for motivation
Wow.Inaccurate preflight planning, resulting in the plane not having enough fuel, contributed to the September 2003 plane crash north of Uniondale, according to a federal report issued this spring. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the utility pole that airplane contacted during the forced landing, a low ceiling and dark night also contributed to the crash.
Stephen Hatch, who was piloting the plane, radioed Fort Wayne International Airport on Sept. 1, 2003, just before the crash.
Killed in the crash were his wife Julie L. Hatch, 38, and their children, Lindsay K. Hatch, 11, and Ian M. Hatch, 5, all of Fort Wayne.
Stephen Hatch and his son Austin, who was 8 at the time, survived.
they will more than likely honor it. If he can't play anymore, they will put him on a medical hardship scholarship.
Queme los Barcos!
Is he going to play?
MSU Motto"Those Who Stay Will Be Losers"
I'm guessing he'll step into the shoes of Matt Vogrich.
He reclassified to the 2014 class. His senior season isn't until next year. You won't know if he can actually play until the fall when the season starts.