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Posted on Sun, Jul 31, 2011 : 7:43 p.m.

High school teammates of Michigan basketball recruit Austin Hatch miss him on and off the court

By Staff

Austin Hatch's teammates miss him. They miss the Michigan basketball recruit's presence in summer ball and they miss his sense of humor, the News-Sentinel in Indiana reports.

Hatch continues to recover from injuries he suffered in a June 24 plane crash near Charlevoix. He remains in the Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Hatch's father, Stephen, and his stepmother, Kim, died in the crash. Austin Hatch and his father also survived a similar plane crash in 2003 that killed his mother and two siblings.

“It's tough right now,” said Davis Rao, a teammate of Austin Hatch's at Canterbury HIgh School in Fort Wayne, Ind. “Austin's one of our brothers on the team. He's always there with us. He's always playing at Canterbury. It's weird in that gym without him right now, but we're still hopeful.”