Tyler HansbroughHt/Wt: 6-9 / 250 lbs
Team: North Carolina
2009 Draft Profile - Tyler HansbroughTremendous all American career in the ACC. The knock is he does not have size or athleticism that will translate to the nba. Unbelievable competitiveness and lower body strength that overpower his college peers. He has good touch inside with either hand and has improved as a good jump shooter, and great foul shooter with game on the line. Does not put the ball on the floor naturally away from basket or have ideal height or length, not a shot blocker. Has been an absolute beast in the ACC for 4 years seemingly going beyond physical limits which makes you wonder how much he will have left in the NBA as an under sized post. Makes a formidable role player right away with high IQ, good mid range shot, great hustle and intensity. Will need to continue to add upper body strength and show he can defend being taken away from the basket.
NBA comparison: Cross between Jason Maxiell and Luis Scola
Draft Profile provided by: Tom Patterson
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2008 Draft Profile - Tyler HansbroughHe's a Big-Time prospect from a big time school. He is a real smart player that rebounds well, can play some defense, knows how to score, and is pretty good at just about everything. Hustles and works hard. The problem is, he isnít GREAT at any one thing, and doesnít have the size to or quickness to bail him out in bad matchups. Projects to be a solid rotation "glue guy" at the next level, and should bring a good attitude and professionalism to his team.
2007 Draft ProfileA strong physical player, a warrior in the paint who isn't afraid to do the dirty work. Does a great job of getting to the line and is a pretty decent free throw shooter for a big man. Has an excellent understanding of how to use his body and strength to score in the low post. Owns a great pair of hands that are a rare combination in that they are both incredibly strong and soft enough to catch most passes thrown in the post. Has a decent assortment of offensive moves such as a jump hook, up and under, and decent spin move. Shows the ability to face-up and hit the perimeter jump shot out to 15 feet. Defensively, he does a good job of keeping opposing players between himself and the basket. Has a tremendous work ethic which has enabled him to improve numerous facets of his game. Doesnít show much vertical explosiveness and lacks super quickness. Heís shown that he can be disrupted offensively when guarded by taller more athletic player. Still needs to develop foot work and polish his post moves.
2006 Draft ProfileAveraged 18.9 PPG, 7.8 RPG and 1.3 APG in 2005-06. Hard worker down low. Battles for rebounds. The freshmanís stock has been rising all season with his solid play. Gets to the line a lot, where he shot 73.9%. Shot 57% from the field. Doesnít have a long wingspan, and may not be as tall as his listed height. Heart and hustle make up for some of his deficiencies.
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