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December 22, 2014
Freshman (2014-15) ... NATIONAL HONORS: USBWA's Most Courageous Award ... Helped U-M to a 16-16 overall record ... Helped U-M to highlighted wins against Syracuse (68-65; Dec. 2) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge; vs. Oregon (70-63; Nov. 24) in the semifinal of the Legends Classic and 24/23 Ohio State (64-57; Feb. 22) ... Played in five games ... Made U-M and collegiate debut against Hillsdale (Nov. 15), playing in the final minute ... Played in U-M's exhibition play against Wayne State (Nov. 10), where he sank a free throw to score his first unofficial point ... Scored his first official point on a free throw against Coppin State (Dec. 22) ... Made his first appearance in Big Ten play against Nebraska (Jan. 27), playing in the final minute ... Finished the season 0-for-2 from the field, both three-point attempts ... Finished 1-for-3 from the free throw line.
Prep ... Loyola High School (2014) ... Coached by Jamal Adams ... As a fifth-year (2013-14) ... Granted additional year of eligibility by California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) ... Transferred to Loyola ... As a senior (2012-13) and junior (2011-12) ... Did not play varsity basketball due to injuries suffered in plane crash ... As a sophomore (2010-11) ... Honor Roll Student ... Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Prep Sports Player of the Year ... Averaged 23.3 points, 9.3 rebounds ... Shot 64 percent from the field and 45 percent on three-point field goals ... Led Canterbury to a 17-5 record ... Helped Cavaliers win first Indiana Northeast Class A Sectional title in school history ... Posted 37 points and 17 rebounds vs. Fort Wayne Southside and 30 points and 16 rebounds vs. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers ...As a freshman (2009-10) ... Honor Roll Student ... Averaged 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists ... Shot 43 percent from the field ... Led Canterbury to 12-9 record ... Advanced to the Northeast Indiana Class A Section Final ... Lost to Blackhawk Christian ... Started all 21 games as a freshman ... AAU ... Played for Spiece Higher Level ... Coached by Deric Adams.
Personal ... Given name is Austin James Hatch ... Born Oct. 18, 1994, in Fort Wayne, Ind. ... Son of the late Dr. Stephen and late Julie (Siwik) Hatch ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science & the Arts ... Undecided major.
Personal Notes ... Right-handed ... Avid golfer and enjoys working out ... Volunteer at Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters and at Hillsides Elementary (Pasadena, Calif.) ... Signed with Michigan (Nov. 14, 2013) ... Verbally committed to Michigan (June 15, 2011) ... Survivor of two plane accidents, which claimed the lives of his family members.