Austin Hatch Recovers from Plane Crash, Scores First College Point

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Austin Hatch Recovers from Plane Crash, Scores First College Point

Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:38 am

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The story of Austin Hatch is incredible. Nine days after he committed to play basketball for the University of Michigan, he was involved in a plane crash that killed his father and stepmother. He was put in a coma, and had to re-learn how to walk. People questioned if he would be able to play basketball again, let alone at a D1 college level. Michigan coach John Beilein promised Hatch that he would always have a spot on his team. Three years later, and he has finally begun his time as a Michigan Wolverine. Tonight Hatch was subbed in late in a blow-out exhibition game against Wayne State University to make his official debut for the team (he also played on the team's recent Italian tour, but that's really not the same). It's unlikely we'll see Hatch get serious minutes this season as he continues to recover, but the fact that he is even able to play is an achievement and makes this a very special moment.
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