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Prep star who survived Mich. plane crash signs with Wolverines

A high school basketball standout who survived a plane crash in Michigan in 2011 that killed his father and stepmother has signed a letter of intent with the Michigan Wolverines.

Austin Hatch averaged 23 points as a sophomore at Canterbury High School in Indiana. He committed to play at Michigan shortly before the plane crash.

He did not play basketball in the immediate aftermath of the crash, and his family said this August that he would finish high school at Loyola High in Pasadena, Calif. Michigan coach John Beilein said Thursday that the Wolverines are excited to have Hatch "back and playing basketball again" — and they expect Hatch to be an important part of their program.

Kameron Chatman, D.J. Wilson and Ricky Doyle also signed with Michigan.