The first official practice was today, however, Austin was limited to the types of drills he can participate in at this time.
Hatch was named as The News-Sentinel Player of the Year in the spring of 2011 following a strong season in which he averaged over 23 points and nine rebounds per game.
That summer, he fulfilled a lifelong dream and was offered a scholarship to play at Michigan, his parents' alma mater. Shortly thereafter, Hatch was travelling in a private plane with his father and step-mother when it crashed and he was the lone survivor.
Hatch, who was in a medically induced coma and missed an entire school year, was granted an extra year of eligibility this fall by the IHSAA. He will now be a junior in the 2012-2013 season and a senior the following year.
His commitment to the University of Michigan will still be honored as a member of the Class of 2014.
He chose the Wolverines over Indiana, Notre Dame and Virginia. So far, Hatch is the lone member of Michigan's Class of 2014.