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Posted on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 : 9:23 a.m.

Family reports that injured Michigan basketball recruit Austin Hatch recovering, sings 'The Victors'

By Staff

Michigan basketball recruit Austin Hatch continues to recover from injuries he suffered in a June 24 plane crash that took the lives of his father and stepmother.

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Austin Hatch

Hatch, who has been at the Munson Medical Center in Traverse City since the single-engine plane crashed outside of Charlevoix, "is well underway with his a-maize-ing comeback," according to the Caring Bridge page updated by family members. The page has had 178,476 visits since it was launched.

The post on Monday also noted that "Although his recovery will be long and difficult, his progress causes us to rejoice and hope."

The post mentions that Hatch sang along to "The Victors," and is working with therapists on his "mobility skills."

Hatch, a 16-year-old junior at Canterbury High School, made a verbal commitment to be part of the 2013 Michigan basketball recruiting class in mid June. He and his father, Stephen, also survived a similar plane crash in 2003 that killed his mother and two siblings.



Tue, Aug 23, 2011 : 5:26 p.m.

My heart goes out to the boy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hope for a full recovery.