Michigan commit Eli Brooks went off in the 4th quarter last night to finish the game with 40 points and 20 rebounds.
For those who like to keep track of Michigan sports alumni, Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Atlanta Hawks to a 114-112 OT victory over the San Antonio Spurs tonight. He tied his career high with 29 points, 9 of those in overtime, and almost single-handedly sparked the team's fourth-quarter surge.
I was at the game and Hardaway's energy, hustle, and leadership down the stretch were palpable. Despite not being a starter, he played the entire fourth quarter and overtime. He was tasked with defending Kahwi Leonard for most of the overtime period and the Spurs star was a non-factor (the only Leonard bucket I noticed came over another Hawks player). He even did a great job defending LaMarcus Aldridge in the post on a couple possessions.
He's still only 24 years old and things appear to have finally clicked for him in Atlanta. If he can keep growing at the rate he has this season, he has the potential for a long career as an offensive spark plug, similar to another Michigan alumnus, Jamal Crawford.