Tyler Hansbrough

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Tyler Hansbrough
Tyler Hansbrough.jpg
Hansbrough on the court of the Dean Smith center in 2008
No. 50 – Toronto Raptors
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1985-11-03) November 3, 1985 (age 28)
Columbia, Missouri
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolPoplar Bluff
(Poplar Bluff, Missouri)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2005–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro playing career2009–present
Career history
20092013Indiana Pacers
2013–presentToronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
 
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Tyler Hansbrough
Tyler Hansbrough.jpg
Hansbrough on the court of the Dean Smith center in 2008
No. 50 – Toronto Raptors
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1985-11-03) November 3, 1985 (age 28)
Columbia, Missouri
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolPoplar Bluff
(Poplar Bluff, Missouri)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2005–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro playing career2009–present
Career history
20092013Indiana Pacers
2013–presentToronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards

Andrew Tyler Hansbrough (born November 3, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Hansbrough completed a college basketball career with the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team in 2009, and was drafted into the NBA by the Indiana Pacers with the 13th pick of the 1st round of the 2009 NBA Draft. Hansbrough was a unanimous selection for the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference All Conference Team,[1] 2006 ACC Freshman of the Year, and 2008 ACC Player of the Year. He is the ACC's all-time leading scorer. In 2008, he won the Wooden Award and was the National Player of the Year. His jersey (number 50) was retired on February 10, 2010 during a Duke-North Carolina rivalry game.

High school career[edit]

Hansbrough attended Poplar Bluff High School in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and led the Mules to consecutive Missouri state championships. (Missouri State High School Activities Association) Class 5 for the 2003–2004[2] and 2004–2005[3] seasons. In 2005, Hansbrough helped Poplar Bluff beat the then undefeated and number one team in the nation, Vashon High School.[4] While in high school he made the Missouri All-State team twice and averaged 28.2 points and 13.4 rebounds per game as a senior. Due to his growing popularity, ESPN featured a high school game on ESPN2 in which Hansbrough's Mules were beaten 56–40 by Greg Oden and his Lawrence North High School team out of Indianapolis, IN. Hansbrough accepted an offer to play basketball for North Carolina, turning down scholarship offers to play at Duke, Florida, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky.[5]

Collegiate career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

Tyler Hansbrough led the University of North Carolina men's basketball team in scoring with an average of 18.9 points per game.[6] Additionally, Hansbrough was unanimously selected as the 2006 ACC Freshman of the Year and was also a unanimous selection to the 2006 All ACC 1st Team. This marked the first time that a freshman had ever been unanimously given 1st team All-ACC honors.[7] He was second to J. J. Redick in voting for the ACC Player of the Year award. Hansbrough’s best game as a freshman came on February 15, 2006 when he scored 40 points in a home game against Georgia Tech.[8] This mark set the record for most points ever scored by a freshman in a game in ACC history and for the most points scored in the Dean Smith Center (the previous high had been 38 points by Joseph Forte in 2000 vs. Tulsa).[9]

Sophomore season[edit]

With the University of North Carolina signing what was often considered to be the best recruiting class in the country in 2006,[10] Tyler Hansbrough’s minutes per game took a slight drop but he was just as productive as he was during his freshman season. At the end of the regular season, Hansbrough was averaging 18.8 points per game along with 8.0 rebounds per game.

During the March 4, 2007 matchup with Duke University, Hansbrough scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds while leading the Tar Heels to an 86–72 victory. With 14.5 seconds remaining in the game, Duke's Gerald Henderson, Jr. hit Hansbrough with his right elbow, breaking Hansbrough's nose.[11] Henderson was ejected from the game and received an automatic one-game suspension from the NCAA. Hansbrough went on to play with a nose-guard/face mask through the postseason, before taking it off in the second half of a game against Michigan State, in the second round of the 2007 NCAA tournament.

Junior season[edit]

Senior season[edit]

Tyler Hansbrough being congratulated after setting the new school scoring record
  • Most 20-point games in ACC history (Duke's J.J. Redick had 70) and
  • Most games in double figures by a Tar Heel (Sam Perkins had 118)
  • 4th in free throw percentage
  • 6th in offensive rebounds
  • 6th in field goal percentage
  • 7th in rebounding.

NBA career[edit]

Indiana Pacers[edit]

Hansbrough was drafted 13th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 2009 NBA Draft. His rookie season was cut short due to a series of inner ear problems.[18]

On March 15, 2011, Hansbrough scored a career high 30 points against the New York Knicks. During the 2012-13 NBA season, filling in for an injured David West, Hansbrough posted three consecutive double-doubles.

On July 2, 2013, the Pacers rescinded their $4.1 million qualifying offer for Hansbrough, making him an unrestricted free agent.[19]

Toronto Raptors[edit]

On July 15, 2013, Hansbrough signed with the Toronto Raptors.[20]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2009–10Indiana29117.6.360.000.7434.81.0.6.38.5
2010–11Indiana702921.9.465.000.7795.2.6.5.211.0
2011–12Indiana66021.8.405.000.8134.4.5.8.19.3
2012–13Indiana81816.9.432.000.7204.6.4.4.27.0
2013–14Toronto64415.3.474.000.6814.5.3.4.34.9
Career3104218.8.432.000.7524.7.5.5.28.1

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2011Indiana5532.8.333.000.8895.41.01.2.011.2
2012Indiana11014.9.340.000.6673.2.5.5.34.4
2013Indiana19012.7.419.000.5913.2.3.3.04.1
2014Toronto309.7.333.000.8332.0.3.0.02.3
Career38515.7.366.000.6853.4.4.4.15.0

Jersey retirement[edit]

Tyler Hansbrough walking back to the players' tunnel after his jersey retirement ceremony on February 10, 2010.

In 2008, Hansbrough swept all major individual honors in men's college basketball. For a North Carolina men's player to be eligible to have his jersey retired, he must win at least one of six national player of the year awards: the Associated Press, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Sporting News, the Naismith Award and the Wooden Award, and wait until his class has graduated. Since Hansbrough won all six,[21] he had his number 50 retired during half time against Duke held February 10, 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Hansbrough is the son of Tami Wheat and Dr. Gene Hansbrough. He is the brother of former Notre Dame guard Ben Hansbrough, who played with him on the Pacers, and marathon runner Greg Hansbrough.

College statistics[edit]

College statistics
Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2005–06North Carolina Tar Heels313030.4.570.500.7397.81.31.20.718.9
2006–07North Carolina Tar Heels383829.9.525.250.7687.91.21.10.418.4
2007–08North Carolina Tar Heels393933.0.540.000.80610.20.91.50.422.6
2008–09North Carolina Tar Heels343430.2..514.391.8498.10.81.20.420.7
Career14214130.9.535.315.7918.61.31.20.520.3

Career highs[edit]

Career notes[edit]

All–time records[edit]

NCAA[edit]

Atlantic Coast Conference[edit]

joining Len Chappell and Tim Duncan (Wake Forest); Danny Ferry, Mike Gminski, and Christian Laettner, (Duke); Sam Perkins (UNC); and Ralph Sampson (Virginia)

University of North Carolina[edit]

As of May 28, 2009[25]

UNC Records[edit]

Career Points
George Glamack1939–41916
Hook Dillon1944–481,021
Al Lifson1952–551,322
Lennie Rosenbluth1954–572,045
Phil Ford1974–782,290
Tyler Hansbrough2005–092,872
Career Rebounds
Lennie Rosenbluth1954–57790
Pete Brennan1955–58854
Billy Cunningham1962–651,062
Sam Perkins1980–841,167
Tyler Hansbrough2005–091,219

Poplar Bluff High School[edit]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina unanimous all-ACC for third time – NCAA Basketball – Yahoo! Sports
  2. ^ "2004 MSHSAA Class 5 Boys Basketball Championship". 2004. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  3. ^ "2005 MSHSAA Class 5 Boys Basketball Championship". 2005. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Player Bio: Tyler Hansbrough". cstv.com. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  5. ^ Scout.com: Tyler Hansbrough Profile
  6. ^ "With his hard work and intensity at practice and in games, Hansbrough was given the nickname "Psycho T". Hansbrough Named First-Team All-America by Rupp Award". theACC.com. 2006-03-23. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  7. ^ Keith Parsons (2006-03-07). "North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough Unanimous Choice as ACC's Rookie of the Year". theACC.com. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  8. ^ "FINAL 2005–06 STATISTICS, North Carolina, Game-by-Game Highs". theACC.com. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  9. ^ "Hansbrough's Big Night Leads Heels Past Georgia Tech". theACC.com. 2006-02-15. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  10. ^ Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting Staff (2008-02-16). "Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting – 2006 team recruiting rankings". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  11. ^ "Blood, Sweat & Tears; Heels Beat v, 86–72". Inside Carolina. 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 
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  17. ^ FOX Sports on MSN – COLLEGE BASKETBALL – Player of the Year Hansbrough to return to UNC
  18. ^ Wiederer: After strange illness, can Hansbrough make it back?
  19. ^ NBA free agency: Pacers rescind qualifying offer to Tyler Hansbrough
  20. ^ Raptors Sign Tyler Hansbrough
  21. ^ "Hansbrough Wins Wooden Award, Sweeping Major Individual Honors". University of North Carolina Athletics. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  22. ^ Tyler Hansbrough. CBS Sports.
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  31. ^ "ESPN – 2008 NCAA Tournament Guide: North Carolina Tar Heels". espn.go.com. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  32. ^ Scout.com: 2008 Rupp POY: Tyler Hansbrough
  33. ^ Hansbrough named college player of year – UPI.com
  34. ^ "North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough Tabbed 2008 ACC Player of the Year". TheACC.com. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  35. ^ "McDonald's Announces.. 2005 All American Game". Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  36. ^ Michael O'Shea (2005-04-03). "Meet PARADE's All-America... Team". Parade.com. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 

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