at least it's not just us?
Post draft interview with the official Lakers Blog.
Press release posted at mgoblue.com:
Coach Beilein Issues Letter to U-M Fans, Supporters Regarding Hatch Family
June 28, 2011
To All Fans and Supporters of Michigan Athletics,
Our basketball program and the Michigan community were saddened to hear about the tragedy that affected the Hatch family late Friday evening. Austin needs as much support right now as possible and he continues to be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
We are grateful that the NCAA has relaxed some of the contact restrictions currently in place to accommodate this unique set of circumstances for our coaches. We appreciate that they and Big Ten office are working with us throughout this situation. Both groups have been in communication with our compliance office and continue to provide valuable insight on a daily basis.
The outpouring of support from our Michigan faithful, coaches, administrators and fans across the country has been overwhelming. We are thankful for all the support that has been offered to the Hatch family. We appreciate that the NCAA will continue to work with us and act in the best interest of everyone involved.
Thanks for your continued prayers for Austin and the Hatch family.
For those who would like to send a note of support, the family has requested all well-wishers use the website -- http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/AustinHatch
Article I saw on Rivals homepage about the draft. Two of their analyists think Darius Morris is going to be one of the most productive 2nd Round draft picks of the draft. One principally highlights Morris focusing on LA being a good place for him, while the other also mentions Morris.
Good luck to him and I think he will do fine.
They also, seem to think the Pistons didn't do to badly in the draft: Singler was picked as one of the most likely 2nd rounders to contribute and Knight was picked as one of the top picks most ready to contribute next season.
The man that tipped in the game winning basket for NC St. and caused Jimmy V to run around the court is killed in accident.
Indiana's News Center has an item—Austin Hatch Still in a Coma but Sources Are Optimistic—that includes a statement from the Hatch family:
Munson Medical Center released the following statement on behalf of the Hatch family spokesperson:
“Austin remains in critical condition but is recovering. We ask that everyone respect our family’s privacy during this time of grief. We appreciate the prayers, concerns, and outpouring of sympathy. Expressions of support for Austin and the family may be directed to www.caringbridge.org/visit/AustinHatch.”
There is additional optimistic news in the article:
Sources say Austin's still in the medically induced coma doctor’s put him in after the plane crash. They say doctors are waiting on results of a CT Scan.
But sources tell us they have observed movement in all four of Austin’s extremities and they feel it's a positive sign.
. . .
"I'm sure he will be in a coma for a few more days as they continue to work on him. But they think he's out of the woods. They didn't know initially if he was going to make it but I think he will make it now and we're praising God for that," said [Blackhawk Teaching Pastor Steve] Webster.
PLEASE NOTE: As I mentioned in the earlier thread, from what Sam Webb and Ira Weintraub said on WTKA this morning, Michigan fans need to be careful about reaching out to Austin—perhaps even through that web page the family has set up. For example, if you wanted to send a card to him, they said you should be careful not to indicate any connection to Michigan, such as saying "looking forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor" or something like that. Even saying something like "Go Blue!" might be problematic. As I recall from the show, Ira had talked to Tom Wywrot at U-M, who had gotten some clarification on this issue from the NCAA. If anyone has heard anything further on what is and is not allowed, please post it here, and I'll be glad to revise this.
Didn't see this posted. Tim hardaway jr lead all team USA players with 18 points on 7-18 shooting in the blowout loss to lithuania. The other big ten players on the team are meyers leonard (4 points) and keith appling (0).