April 18, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 91

Michigan losing Hardaway Jr. to draft

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. is moving on to the next challenge, well aware that he’ll still need to prove himself if he’s going to follow his father’s footsteps in the NBA.

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Michigan’s Tim Hardaway Jr., right, announced Wednesday that he will forgo his senior year to go in the NBA draft. He is shown here celebrating a go-ahead shot with 3 seconds remaining in regulation on Feb. 9 at Madison. Wisconsin’s Ben Brust, though, tied the game with a halfcourt 3 and the Badgers won in overtime, 65-62. Mitch McGary, left, and Glenn Robinson III are also deciding between staying at Michigan or going to the draft.

“Everybody’s going in there with the same mindset,” Hardaway said. “There’s no leeway.”

Hardaway announced Wednesday that he’ll forgo his senior season at Michigan and enter the NBA draft. He’s the second Wolverine to declare early for this year’s draft — national player of the year Trey Burke announced his departure Sunday.

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