Timothy Duane “Tim” Hardaway, Jr. (born March 16, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League, on assignment from the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines.
As a freshman during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, he earned four Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week awards, including three in the final four weeks during which he averaged over 20 points a game to help the 2010–11 team to climb up to fourth in the 2010–11 Big Ten Conference men’s basketball season standings. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection and a unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman team selection following the season. He established the Michigan freshman record for single-season three-point shots made. He was a 2011 Collegeinsider.com Freshmen All-America selection and participated as a member of Team USA in the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. As a sophomore for the 2011–12 team, he earned the 2011–12 All-Big Ten 3rd team recognition. He earned 2012–13 All-Big Ten (1st team: coaches and 2nd team: media) recognition.
Hardaway was drafted 24th by the New York Knicks, who had entered draft day with only two guards under contract. Burke and Hardaway became the first Michigan duo selected in the first round since Juwan Howard and Jalen Rose in the 1994 NBA draft. Hardaway joined his father (14th in 1989 NBA draft) as a first round selection.
On June 25, 2015, Hardaway was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the draft rights to Jerian Grant.
On December 3, 2015, using the flexible assignment rule, the Hawks assigned Hardaway to the Canton Charge, the D-League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was recalled by the Hawks three days later. On December 28, again using the flexible assignment rule, he was assigned this time to the Austin Spurs, the affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs.
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2014)
First-team All-Big Ten (2013)
Third-team All-Big Ten (2012)
Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2011)