To me, the No. 1 selection was a no brainer.
And no, It's not because I'm a die-hard Tar Heels fan.
The same as Redick, love or hate Hansbrough, you have to respect the way he played the game of basketball.
I have never seen, or ever will I see, a player have as much heart and desire for this game than Psycho T.
Hansbrough showed signs of greatness right off the bat as a true freshman. He came to UNC as a highly-touted recruit, and everyone knew how he could play.
He started for coach Roy Williams, something that alarmed a select few Carolina fans. Hansbrough didn't let down his head coach, averaging close to 19 points a game, and eight rebounds.
He was named the ACC freshman of the year, unanimously. He also finished second in the voting for the ACC Player of the Year award.
Hansbrough followed up his freshman season, like many Tar Heel fans hoped, the same the year before.
He put up identical numbers, 18 and 8, and helped Carolina to an Elite 8 performance, that resulted in a huge loss to Georgetown after being outscored by 10 points in the overtime period.
As a junior, Hansbrough really would silence his doubters. Psycho T put up 22 points and 10 rebounds per game, which would lead the ACC. Hansbrough became the highest scoring junior in Tar Heel history.
His numbers earned him the National Player of the Year award. His big play also helped Carolina to a Final Four appearance. The Heels' were favored to win the entire big dance all season long, but floundered against the Kansas Jayhawks.
As a senior, his numbers went down from the previous year, but Hansbrough finally got the one thing his college career needed to be complete.
He, along with other Tar Heel studs Danny Green, Ty Lawson, and Wayne Ellington, all decided to return back to Carolina for one more year.
Joining them would be a stellar recruiting class, and a nucleus that was the best ole' Roy had seen since his 2005 championship team.
Hansbrough averaged over 20 points and eight rebounds a game in 2008-2009. He helped the Heels' to a 35-4 record, and it's fifth national title in school history.
Psycho T would leave Carolina as it's greatest player in school history. He left the Heels' with 2,789 points, and 1,177 rebounds.
Both are first all-time in school history. He also left as the ACC's all time leading scorer, passing the No. 2 selection on the list, J.J. Redick.
His career at Carolina was an amazing one, that nobody should forget. His heart, his hardcore play, and his toughness were among the best I have ever, and will ever see.
I will truly miss No. 50 soaring for rebounds, taking hard hits, and helping the Tar Heels pick up win after win.
Hansbrough was the runaway No. 1 selection; like I said, it was a no-brainer.