Hornets Sign Tyler Hansbrough
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Tyler Hansbrough.one space Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Tyler Hansbrough is a solid NBA player who can contribute to our team,” Cho said.one space “He brings energy and physicality every time he steps on the floor.one space We are glad to have him.”
A six-year NBA veteran, the 6-9 Hansbrough was initially selected with the 13th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers.one space He has played in 384 NBA games for the Pacers and Raptors, with career averages of 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17.9 minutes.one space He has shot .439 from the field (915-2085) and .746 from the free-throw line (946-1268).one space Hansbrough has also seen action in 42 playoff games, averaging 4.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 15.4 minutes.
Hansbrough spent the 2014-15 season with the Raptors, where he played in 74 games and averaged 3.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.3 minutes, while shooting a career-high .521 from the field (86-165).
Prior to entering the NBA, Hansbrough played four years at the University of North Carolina, where he averaged 20.2 points and 8.6 rebounds in 142 career games and shot .536 from the field (939-1752) and .791 from the free-throw line (982-1241).one space As a junior in 2007-08, his accolades included Consensus National Player of the Year, ACC Player of the Year, ACC Athlete of the Year, ACC Tournament MVP and a record eight ACC Player of the Week awards.one space One of only two players in NCAA history to earn First Team All-American honors in each of his four seasons, Hansbrough was selected First Team All-ACC all four years and to the ACC All-Tournament Team three times.one space He led the Tar Heels in scoring and rebounding in each of his four seasons, helping the team to the 2009 NCAA Championship.
one space Hansbrough, who had his No. 50 jersey retired, remains UNC‘s career leader in scoring (2872), rebounding (1219) double-figure scoring games (133), 20-point games (78), field goals (939), field goal attempts (1752), free throws (982) and free throw attempts (1241).one space He is also the ACC‘s all-time leader in scoring, double-figure scoring games, 20-point games, free throws and free throw attempts.
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