No college basketball prospect in recent memory has survived more tragedy than Michigan's Austin Hatch. Survival, in this case, is literal: In 2011, Hatch -- who lost his mother, sister and brother in a plane crash when he was 8 years old -- suffered severe brain and lung injuries in another plane crash that also killed his father and stepmother. Throughout a long and uncertain recovery, Michigan rallied around its prospect.
And now, three years later, Hatch has officially played his first basketball for the Wolverines.
- Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) August 17, 2014
Hatch checked in to Michigan's 99-60 exhibition win over Italy's Perugia Select Team on Sunday night. Afterward, he led the Wolverines in "The Victors."
Sorry, it's getting a little dusty in here.
— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) August 17, 2014