Michigan Wolverines basketball commit Austin Hatch (Fort Wayne, Indiana) has been granted another year of eligibility by the Indiana High School Athletic Association. That means Hatch will reclassify from a 2013 recruit to 2014.
As a sophomore at Canterbury High, Hatch averaged 23.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He committed to Michigan in June 2011. Shortly thereafter he was the lone survivor in a plane crash which claimed the lives of his father and step-mother.
Hatch will now be a junior this season at Canterbury and is ready to get back on the court. “I’m looking forward to being back out there,” he said in a text message to the Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne.
The survivor of two plane crashes, Hatch is an incredible story and certainly destined for great things.
Michigan has a highly regarded 2013 recruiting class that consists of Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin and Mark Donnal, all 3 are ranked in the ESPN Top 100. Hatch’s reclassification gives John Beilein another scholarship to use in 2013, if he chooses.