Right-handed… Hardaway is a lengthy prospect with very good size and incredible length for his position. He is a smooth, fluid athlete that gets to wear his wants on the court with his long strides and ability to read the defense… Without the ball in his hands, Hardaway works hard to free himself open, whether it's running off screens along the baseline or up top, and is continuously on the move. He does a nice job of putting the ball on the floor for one or two dribbles and pulling up for a mid-range jumper or drawing the defense and kicking it out to an open teammates.
Hardaway needs to take some notes from his father on his ball-handling work. He has a relatively loose handle with the ball and even the slightest improvement would greatly enhance his overall offense firepower. He puts too much emphasis on his jump shot, and needs to develop this ball-handling to shot-fake, put the ball on the score and free himself up. It doesn't hurt playing with the likes of Darius Morris to open up the floor for his jumper, but he needs to work on his ability to create for himself. He only gets to the foul line about four times per 40 minutes… On the defensive end, Hardaway has a tendency to gamble for the steal, leaving the rest of his Michigan zone-defense exposed… Hardaway needs to add some strength to enhance his slashing game and help him on the boards… He is a solid, but not great athlete and average lateral quickness. He is aided by his length and the use of the 1-3-1 zone, but he has some time to develop as a defender.
Note: Son of former-NBA player Tim Hardaway