Tyler Hansbrough: Among North Carolina's Greatest Players
I think the Tar Heels are going to be the champions when the NCAA Tournament is all over with, but that is only if they can keep on winning games in the NCAA Tournament.
Tyler Hansbrough will soon take his place among North Carolina greats. Hansbrough was honored as a National Player of the Year by Sporting News on Tuesday.
Ensuring he will become just the eighth Tar Heel to have number retired.
When Tyler Hansbrough leaves the school he will join the list of NC's most famous basketball players that include Phil Ford, Michael Jordan, and James Worthy in the front row of jerseys that hang in Smith Center.
In an interview Hansbrough said, "It truly is something special to have accomplished. In fact, it's kind of hard to sit here and talk about how it feels to be put in the same category as the players who are up there already."
The 6-foot-9 Hansbrough led the ACC in scoring with 23.1 points and rebounding 10.5 this season for the number one Tar Heels (29-2, 14-2 ACC).
North Carolina coach Roy Williams said "I am so lucky to be his coach. For the rest of my career, I will be able to look up into that first row and see his jersey ... and I know that will bring a big smile to my face."
Hansbrough also said, "I feel like you're either getting better or you're not. I'm always the guy trying to get better. Those little things, it seems like they stay with me and it's one of those driving factors."
Though Hansbrough is one of the greatest players ever to wear a Tar Heels uniform, the real question is, how good will he be in the NBA? Or better yet, can he lead his team to an NCAA Championship?
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