USA – Hardaway Jr has a night to remember
After competing in the Baltics, Hardaway Jr was able to say he, too, had worn the USA shirt.
Hardaway made that under-19 team because his future in the game was bright.
If Tim Hardaway was known for a cross-over dribble that allowed him to blow past defenders, Hardaway Jr is best known for being a catch-and-shoot guard.
He put his skills to use on Tuesday night in a big way to lead the University of Michigan past Ohio State in overtime, 76-74.
The college junior drilled five three-pointers in a row in the second half for the Wolverines and then in overtime, he came up with a key block at the death to preserve the two-point win in the Big Ten clash.
"It's probably just the reps I got before the game,” he said.
“I really felt good and my teammates did a good job of finding me.
"I knocked down two threes in a row and Coach (John) Beilein just did a great job of drawing up plays to get me open.
“It was up to me to make hard cuts and fake my guy out; it was tough but it worked."
Hardaway, who is playing an average of more than 34 minutes per game, led all scorers with 23 points as Michigan improved to 21-2.
He is averaging 16 points and shooting a scintillating 43.1% (47 of 109) from behind the arc.