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After tragedies, Austin Hatch heals with hoops

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LOS ANGELES -

Austin Hatch spent the past two years re-learning how to breathe, eat, walk and live after surviving a plane crash that killed his parents.
 
Although Hatch knows he'll never be the same person or the same basketball player after living through the second crash of his young life, he's pursuing his recovery with a scholarship to the University of Michigan.
 
Hatch's father and stepmother were killed in a second crash in June 2011, just days after Austin agreed to play for the Wolverines. Austin spent roughly eight weeks in a coma, and hasn't played competitively since.
 
Hatch spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since the second crash. He hopes to play for Loyola High School at some point this winter.
 
He says basketball gives him "something to shoot for."

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