2012-2013 Season

Report: Burke, Hardaway headed to NBA; parents deny

Michigan 78, VCU 53 - 1Darren Heitner, a writer at Forbes and sports and entertainment attorney, tweeted that Michigan stars Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. are likely headed for the NBA after this season.

Tim Hardaway Jr. will leave MICH early & very strong chance he signs w/Henry Thomas of CAA.

Trey Burke will leave MICH early. Will interview 5 agents: Jeff Schwartz, Arn Tellem, Henry Thomas, Bill Duffy, Alonzo Shavers.

Alonzo Shavers (in running to rep Trey Burke) is said to be a newly certified NBPA agent. Has known Trey since birth 

Told that Trey Burke had considered LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul at 1 point, but not on list that has been narrowed down to 5.

Either players departure would not be a huge shock, ESPN insider Chad Ford has listed both players as prospects with “one foot out the door” for quite some time. Burke is projected as a top-15 pick while Hardaway is likely to be a late first rounder or second round draft pick.

UPDATE: Burke and Hardaway’s parents both denied the report. Heitner and Yahoo!’s Eric Adelson

Heitner: Received call from Tim Hardaway Jr.’s father. Says son has not yet decided on leaving early. Also denies intent to sign w/agent Henry Thomas

Adelson: Just spoke with Trey Burke’s mother, Ronda, who says “He has not made any decision” about going pro. “Trey is focused on playing the games.”

Michigan head coach John Beilein refused comment on both player’s NBA decisions.

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