Michigan '13 NBA Reunion

Michigan '13 NBA Reunion

Submitted by jmerda12 on January 15th, 2018 at 11:29 PM
Trey Burkes first game back in the league for the Knicks tonight came against Nik Stauskus, Caris Levert and the Nets. Tim Hardaway Jr is also back, but sat because NBA. NYK won 119-104. Trey scored 5 in 8 minutes, Nik was scoreless in 7 min, and Caris had 20 and 7 rebs in 30 min. He in particular has really been playing well. Will be fun to keep watching both teams and see if those guys still have the same chemistry together.

Hardaway Jr. Has Career Night

Hardaway Jr. Has Career Night

Submitted by chally on January 1st, 2017 at 10:44 PM

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.

Go Blue!


First Playing Time for Glenn Robinson III + other UM NBA Players.

First Playing Time for Glenn Robinson III + other UM NBA Players.

Submitted by Smoothitron on November 4th, 2015 at 9:48 PM

In his first playing time for the Pacers, GRIII made a big impact with 10 points on 3-4 shooting(4/5 FT); he also chipped in 2 boards and a steal in 19 minutes.  Perhaps most importantly, he found himself on the floor with the score tied and less than a minute left against Evan Turner, Jared Sullinger and the Celtics.  The preseason noise about his development might not be the mirage it appeared to be after starting the season with 4 straight DNPs.

Stauskas started again for the Sixers and currently has 14 points, 5 boards, and 2 assists in the 3rd quarter, albeit not very efficiently(5/14 FG, 3/10 3pt)

Tim Hardaway and Mitch McGary's teams are both in action tonight, although neither have played.  McGary has 4 quality big men in front of him in OKC, while Tim Hardaway appears to be the literal last man off the bench for Atlanta at this point.


Final lines:

Robinson: 10 PTS, 3-4 FG, 4-5 FT, 2 REB, 1 STL, 1 TO, 19 Minutes
Stauskas: 14 PTS, 5-19 FG, 3-14 3PT, 1-1 FT, 7 REB, 4 AST, 4 TO, 35 Minutes
Hardaway: DNP-CD
McGary: DNP-CD
Burke: 17 PTS, 7-13 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-2 FT, 2 REB, 1 STL, 2 TO, 26 Minutes
Crawford: 8 PTS, 4-15 FG, 0-3 3PT, 5 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 20 Minutes

THJ has Third 20 Point Game in a Row

THJ has Third 20 Point Game in a Row

Submitted by Marley Nowell on March 16th, 2014 at 12:11 AM


28 Pts, 22 Pts, and 20 Pts (in 25 MIn!).  

He is also shooting 67% overall and 56% from 3!  Not against exactly a murderer's row but is still pretty amazing, especially considering the minutes he is getting.

THJ Doin' it Godzilla Big at All-Star Weekend

THJ Doin' it Godzilla Big at All-Star Weekend

Submitted by Pit2047 on February 14th, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Stat Line:  24:29 Minutes 12/23 FG, 7/16 3 pt. FG, 1 REB, 2 AST, 36 points (Game High)

Both he and Dion Waiters went into a back and forth shooting frenzy with to go 8:32 in the second half.  In a 5 minute stretch, Hardaway scored 22 of Team Webber's 28 points and Waiters scored 23.  To anyone who stayed up to watch the end of the game it was special to watch.

OT-ish: Burke #1 in ESPN's Rookie Rankings

OT-ish: Burke #1 in ESPN's Rookie Rankings

Submitted by JonSnow54 on December 27th, 2013 at 4:55 PM

David Thorpe over at ESPN keeps a list of all NBA rookies and ranks them; he updates it consistently throughout the NBA season.  

He just released the new list today, and #1 is none other than Trey Burke, while Tim hardaway Jr has moved up to #3.  The link is paywalled (need ESPN insider): http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10198337/rookie-watch-trey-burke-takes-top-spot

A small excerpt from the section on Burke: "As we look forward it will be hard not to expect much more from Burke, who has found a way to dominate games despite his lack of size and elite athletic ability, because Utah's schedule will get easier (the Jazz have played the most difficult schedule in the NBA so far). Plus, Burke has proven he has the ability to improve (like he did from his freshman season to his sophomore season at Michigan), which should give Jazz fans more reason to smile."

There is more on Burke, and another section on Hardaway, so if you have ESPN Insider I think it is worth the read.

It is pretty cool to see Burke doing so well, so quickly.  I hope (and expect) him to continue improving.

Tim Hardaway Jr. Impressing in Early Workouts

Tim Hardaway Jr. Impressing in Early Workouts

Submitted by Marley Nowell on May 16th, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Courtesy of UMHoops:


According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, Hardaway has been extremely impressive at pre-draft workouts, not only competing against fellow guard prospects such as Isaiah Canaan, but besting them. Ford called Hardaway “the best player on the floor for all two hours” of a workout that he watched on Tuesday.


Hardaway has all the physical tools to be a dominant NBA player.  Hopefully he can put it all together in the NBA.

Yet Another Big Ten Player of Week Award—Tim Hardaway Jr. This Time

Yet Another Big Ten Player of Week Award—Tim Hardaway Jr. This Time

Submitted by Raoul on January 21st, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Tim Hardaway Jr. was named Big Ten Player of the Week for the second time this season and third time in his career. Michigan players have now captured 9 out of 22 of the conference's player or freshman of the week awards.

2012-13 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 12         P:    Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH
                      F:    Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, IND

Nov. 19         P:    Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU
                      F:    Gary Harris, MSU

Nov. 26         P:    Andre Hollins, So., MINN
                     F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 3            P:    Andre Almeida, Sr., NEB
                      F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 10         P:    Brandon Paul, Sr., ILL
                      F:    Gary Harris, MSU

Dec. 17         P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH
                      F:    Mike Gesell, IOWA

Dec. 24         P:    Derrick Nix, Sr., MSU
                      F:    Mitch McGary, MICH

Dec. 31         P:    Tracy Abrams, So., ILL
                      F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Jan. 7             P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH
                      F:    Glenn Robinson III, MICH

Jan. 14          P:    Cody Zeller, So., IND
                      P:    Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU
                     F:    Sam Dekker, WIS

Jan. 21          P:    Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH
                      F:    Shavon Shields, NEB


Burke and Hardaway on Preseason Wooden List

Burke and Hardaway on Preseason Wooden List

Submitted by Raoul on November 8th, 2012 at 2:55 PM

See Wooden Award preseason top 50 unveiled

Trey Burke, G, Michigan: As a freshman, Burke (14.8 ppg, 4.6 apg) led Michigan to a share of the Big Ten title. He enters 2012-13 as one of the most prolific point guards in America.

. . .

Tim Hardaway Jr., G, Michigan: Burke’s backcourt mate was equally pivotal in Michigan’s push for the Big Ten title after averaging 14.6 ppg last season.

Other Big Ten players on the list:

  • Keith Appling, MSU
  • Aaron Craft, OSU
  • Tim Frazier, Penn St.
  • Brandon Paul, Illinois
  • Deshaun Thomas, OSU
  • Christian Watford, Indiana
  • Cody Zeller, Indiana

Also saw this on Twitter:

Michigan's Big Ten championship banner will be raised before N.C. State game in ACC/B1G Challenge on Nov. 27.

— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) November 8, 2012