Video: Tim Hardaway Jr. – FL v. USA All Star Game

Dylan Burkhardt
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Tim Hardaway Jr. took part in the Florida vs. USA All Star game last weekend in Orlando and I managed to scrape together a quick highlight mix. The quality of play in the game was entirely underwhelming but I decided to cut up a quick clip of Hardaway Jr. anyways because I had already taken the time to watch the whole game.

Hardaway made the All-Showcase team along with former Michigan recruit Casey Prather. I honestly wouldn’t take much from this footage because no one in the game appeared to be giving more than 60% effort but it’s still a chance to see Hardaway in action.

You can watch the full game video here or Hardaway AAU highlights here.

  • MattM

    Nice.

    Question. Are there other genres of music that you'd consider as soundtrack for highlight videos? Maybe some hip jazz tracks. Miles Davis or Thelonious Monk. A little Sonny Rollins perhaps?

    Again, nice work. I check the site daily.

  • MattM

    Nice.

    Question. Are there other genres of music that you'd consider as soundtrack for highlight videos? Maybe some hip jazz tracks. Miles Davis or Thelonious Monk. A little Sonny Rollins perhaps?

    Again, nice work. I check the site daily.

  • MGoTweeter

    Never noticed this in previous highlights of him, but the coaches are gonna have to fix his mechanics if he ever wants to get a shot off. His release is good, but getting there is way too slow. He seems to have to set the ball or get a grip on the ball way to low and then bring it up. He almost has a bit of that looping motion that Horton and B Rob both had. That's fine when you are 6'5 and being guarded in high school most of the time by guys several inches shorter, but in college against bigger and better athletes, that is not gonna fly on a consistent basis.

    He does however appear to have a decent handle and be a pretty quick jumper, which bodes well. Hopefully he adds some muscle over the summer but I am definitely excited to see him play in college.

  • alyzen

    Yeah, not a whole lot to see here, but it still makes me feel optimistic — Hardaway's clearly got some athletic ability and can shoot, and I think he'll be a help to this team. Can't wait for next year.

  • Brian W

    Tim's not bashful about pulling it up and letting it fly. He also had a nice drive to the hoop. It's just the Cliff Note version of the game, but it's still nice to see him in action a little.

    It looks like U-M was giving Cody Larson quite a bit of attention in Sept. 2008 before he committed to Iowa. Hopefully the relationships that he built with the coaches then will pay off over the weekend.

    http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=2&c=78987

  • Giddings

    Judging from that 3-point contest, I hope JB's already drawing up plays to get Tim some open looks from the corners…

  • GeorgeEsq

    Dylan: Prather was not MVP. He was All-Showcase, as was Hardaway. MVPs were Bell for the Florida team and Miller for USA team. I got a better feel for Hardaway watching the whole game than just the clips. Couple of nice passes, and his finishing ability is underrated, IMO. Too bad the game deteriorated into a lot of basket hanging.

  • Brian W

    Cody Zeller made “Faces in the Crowd” in Sports Illustrated this week.

  • Brian W

    The job that Jerry Dunn interviewed for at UNCW is still open. The local paper is calling the 80-day coaching search a “national mockery.”

    http://media.www.theseahawk.org/media/storage/p

  • Thanks. Corrected.

  • My_Name_Is_Inigo_Montoya

    Dylan,

    Quick question unrelated to hardaway.

    With Guana committed to MSU and horford to uofm, I was just curious as to how you see their careers play out. I haven't seen much video on either but I know they had similar stats. Guana: 22pts 11or 12 boards and 3 blocks and horford: 21pts, 13 boards and 5 blocks.

    Do you think horford has a higher ceiling? Is it just a matter of guana fitting in better for MSU and horford fitting in better for uofm? I think they are similarly ranked or at least they should be if they aren't. I was just curious what you thought of the PF/Cs of the future for the state of michigan.

  • Really interesting question. I know Michigan really liked Gauna and wanted him but he never gave them much of a look. They are different players but I think both have a lot of potential.

    Projecting how big guys turn out is really tough to do. I'm not going to go and say that one will be better than the other at this point but I do think they both have enough potential to be solid contributors at their schools.

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