Hatch verbally committed to Michigan in June 2011. Nine days later, he and his stepmother were riding in a plane piloted by his father when it crashed. His father and stepmother were killed, but Hatch survived. Eight years earlier, Hatch was in another plane crash that killed his mother and two siblings. Hatch's father was also piloting that flight.
Hatch suffered several serious injuries in the 2011 crash and was place in a medically induced coma. He missed two seasons of high school basketball as he recovered from the injuries sustained in the crash. He moved from Indiana to California to live with his uncle and complete his high school education.
- Dan Gartland