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The days of Tyler Hansbrough are still fresh in everyone's memories, but I have a feeling those memories will stick for a very long time.
I'm not sure anyone that has donned a Carolina uniform could be considered tougher, more aggressive or more focused than Hansbrough. And he was like that from Day 1.
Hence the moniker, "Psycho T."
Hansbrough exploded onto the ACC scene as a freshman, scoring 18.9 points to go with 7.8 rebounds per game. He'd bully the opposition for rebounds and power through double-teams to score with surprising ease.
He also broke the ACC freshman record for most points in a game, dropping a 40-spot on Georgia Tech.
There wasn't much of a contest for the 2006 ACC Freshman of the Year. Hansbrough had that on lock. In fact, he was second in voting for ACC Player of the Year.
The accolades continued to pile up through his storied Carolina career.
He was unanimously voted onto the ACC All-Conference Team for each of his four seasons at Chapel Hill. In 2008, he took home every major award—including the ACC, AP, Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year trophies.
As if fans didn't love him enough by then, he decided to return for his senior year—a rare decision for a player with that much hardware. But his goal was a championship, and that's exactly what he helped bring home in 2009.
Hansbrough finished his career as Carolina's all-time leader in points, rebounds, free-throw attempts, free throws made, field goals made and 20-point games. The list of records only grows as his stats are broken down by games and seasons.
Just one year after leaving Carolina, his jersey was hoisted into the rafters of the Dean Dome.
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