Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Being a decorated college player doesn't guarantee Hansbrough will get drafted

By Anthony Caruso III

Tyler Hansbrough is one of the most decorated college players in recent years. When many college star go into the NBA after a few years, Hansbrough decided to stay all four years in college, but that doesn’t guarantee that he will be drafted. Some media reports have Hansbrough going in the second round, while others have him not even drafted.

Hansbrough, who guided North Carolina to the National Championship, will be remembered by his greety play with the Tar Heels. Also, he will be remembered as the Tar Heels all-time leading scorer. He broke the record that was previously set by Phil Ford, who is an assistant coach on the current Charlotte Bobcats team.

Hansbrough has already decided that he will only work out for certain teams leading up to the draft. This could be one of the very few bad decisions that Hansbrough has made, which hasn’t been a lot. Hansbrough will probably be a Brian Cardinal, Mark Madsen, Anderson Varejao type of player if he makes it in the league.

He will see some of his teammates go higher than him in the draft. Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson are both expected to be mid-to-late first round selections. Even though, Hansbrough was the heart and soul of the team and averaged more points than both players at 20.7 points per game.

Even if he doesn’t make it, Hansbrough could possibly go into coaching, if he would like to take that route. And if he coaches at North Carolina, he could always look up and see his jersey in the rafters to remember his college career.

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