Draft Pick Profile: Tyler Hansbrough

DRAFT PICK PROFILE

Tyler Hansbrough

PF, 6-9, 250, North Carolina

Selected No. 13 overall by the Pacers

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    Career Highlights:
    The ACC’s all-time leading scorer with 2,872 points (12th in NCAA history).
    Only player in league history to earn First Team All-America and First Team All-ACC
    honors four times. Ranks first in NCAA with 982 free throws made and second with 1,241
    attempts. Ranks fourth in NCAA Tournament history with 325 points. Holds ACC record for
    career 20-point games with 78. Carolina’s all-time leading rebounder (1,219).

    Senior (2008-09):
    Named First-Team All-America by Sporting News, USBWA, NABC and
    AP. Finished second in ACC in scoring (20.7 ppg), and sixth in rebounding (8.1 rpg), field
    goal percentage (.514) and free throw percentage (.841). Named to ACC All-Tournament
    First Team after averaging 25.0 points and 9.5 rebounds. Named to Final Four All-
    Tournament Team after helping Carolina claim the NCAA championship. Scored 18 points
    in both Final Four games vs. Villanova and Michigan State. Missed four games early in the
    season due to injury.

    Junior (2007-08):
    Named National Player of the Year by the AP, USBWA, NABC and
    Sporting News. Named ACC Player of the Year, ACC Tournament MVP, and NCAA East
    Regional Most Outstanding Player. Voted ACC Athlete of the Year. Set UNC and tied ACC
    single-season record by scoring in double figures in 39 games. Finished second in NCAA in
    total points (931). Led ACC in scoring (22.6 ppg, 12th in NCAA) and rebounding (10.2 rpg,
    17th in NCAA), and finished second in FG percentage (.540) and ninth in free throw percentage
    (.806). Led the nation in free throws made (304) and attempted (377). Eight-time
    ACC Player of the Week, a league single-season record. Led UNC to ACC Tournament title
    with 22.0 points and 8.7 rebounds. Had 28 points and 13 rebounds in NCAA Elite Eight vs.
    Louisville. Recorded 17 points and nine rebounds in Final Four vs. Kansas.

    Sophomore (2006-07):
    NABC, USBWA and Sporting News All-America First Team. Led
    UNC in scoring (18.4 ppg, 4th in ACC) and rebounding (7.9 rpg, 2nd). Named to All-NIT
    Tournament Team after averaging 21.3 points in four games to start the season. Averaged
    21.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in NCAA Tournament, including 33 points in second round vs.
    Michigan State. Named to East-Regional Team.

    Freshman (2005-06):
    ACC Rookie of the Year. Only player in ACC history to earn first
    team All-America honors (Sporting News) as a freshman. Led UNC in scoring (18.9 ppg,
    2nd in ACC).

    Strengths:
    Tenacious inside player with an excellent understanding of how to use his body
    and strength to score in the post. His effort and intensity separate him from the pack.
    Absorbs contact and either finishes or gets to the free throw line. Decent touch around the
    basket, and will run the floor.

    Personal:
    Led Poplar Bluff HS to back-to-back state championships. Son of Gene and
    Tami Hansbrough.



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