Tyler Hansbrough – Net Worth, Bio, Wife, Brothers, Quotes       

Tyler Hansbrough is an American professional basketball forward who began his NBA career with the Indiana Pacers in 2009. Tyler is best known for his hard-working nature.

Biography

He was born on November 3, 1985.

His parents, Tami and Gene, are divorced. His mother served as an associate director of development at the UNC School of Dentistry, whereas his father is an orthopedic surgeon.

Tyler attended Poplar Bluff High School in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Hansbrough played four years of college basketball at North Carolina. During his time there, Hansbrough won a magnificent trophy case which includes a 2009 NCAA Championship.

During a game against Florida State (on February 3, 2008), Tyler broke Lennie Rosenbluth’s 51-year-old school record for made free throws.

On February 28, 2009, he made his 906th career free throw in UNC’s 104–74 win over Georgia Tech.

In the same year, Tyler was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 13th overall pick in the NBA draft.

In the 2010-2011 season, he averaged 11 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for Indiana. Also, Hansbrough played in 70 games and started 29. 

On July 15, 2013, he signed a 2-year deal with the Toronto Raptors.

On July 22, 2015, Tyler signed a 1-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets.

On March 1, 2017, he was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

China

On July 26, 2017, Tyler signed with the Guangzhou Long-Lions (a professional basketball team based in Guangzhou, Guangdong) of the Chinese Basketball Association.

During an interview, Hansbrough said:

“I love playing basketball. I love being on the court, whether it’s in China, NBA or playing with some of my good buddies.”

In a different interview, he said:

“I’m enjoying my time in China and trying to make the most of this experience right now.” 

Tyler went on to say:

“Hopefully I have the opportunity to come back [to China]. If the NBA is on the table, I’ll look at it and weigh my options.”

In October 2018, Tyler signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls (a Chinese professional basketball team that is based in Yiwu in Zhejiang), returning to China for a 2nd stint.

Weight

234 lbs (106 kg)

Height

Hansbrough is 6’9″ (206 cm) tall.

Wife

Tyler married Brighton Smith.

Brothers

He has two brothers, Greg and Ben.

His brother Ben played college basketball at Notre Dame. In 2012, Ben joined Hansbrough on the Indiana Pacers.

Greg ran 13 half-marathons and three marathons, and was the captain of his high school cross-country team.

Quotes

“I still love to compete, I love to work, I love the process. I love to practice.”

“China has been great. It’s been a learning experience. Learning another culture, in pretty much a whole different world. Learning about different places in the world but still getting a chance to play basketball.”

”Not everyone is as lucky as me where they wind up in such a good situation with the kind of coaches and teammates that I had.”

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“I consider myself a tougher guy, but I’ve seen things and I didn’t know Ron {Artest} all that well.”

“I love playing basketball. So, I’m just lucky to have the opportunity to go to different places in the world and play.”

Career Highlights

Some of his career highlights are:

  • Minutes: 47 vs. Clemson (2/10/08, 2OT);
  • Steals: 8 vs. UNC Asheville (12/28/05);
  • Blocks: 3 at Virginia (1/15/09);
  • Points: 40 vs. Georgia Tech (2/15/06);
  • Turnovers: 8 at Maryland (2/2/06);
  • Field Goals: 13 vs. Georgia Tech (2/15/06), vs. Notre Dame (11/26/08);
  • Assists: 4 vs. Tennessee (11/24/06), NC State (2/18/09);
  • Rebounds: 21 at Florida State (2/3/08);
  • Offensive Rebounds: 9 vs. UC Santa Barbara (11/25/05), vs. Duke (3/4/07);
  • Free Throw Attempts: 19 vs. Georgia Tech (2/15/06), vs. Clemson (2/10/08);
  • Free Throws Made: 17 vs. Clemson (2/10/08);
  • Three-Pointers: 2 vs. Duke (3/8/09);
  • Field Goal Attempts: 21 vs. Duke (2/6/08), at Duke (3/8/08).

Trivia

On February 15, 2006, when he scored 40 points in a home game against Georgia Tech, he set an ACC freshman scoring record and a Dean Smith Center scoring record.

On April 9, 2005, in the Nike Hoop Summit in Memphis, Tennessee, Hansbrough tied the United States record for points in the game when he scored 31 points in a 106–98 USA win over the World Select Team.

Hansbrough played alongside Roy Hibbert on the Indiana Pacers from 2009 to 2013.

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Note – Hibbert is 7’2″ center who was selected 17th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. Roy was a 2-time All-Big East selection during his last 2 seasons at Georgetown University.

In 2017, Roy signed with the Denver Nuggets. Hibbert is known for his shot-blocking and rebounding. Hibbert spent his first 7 seasons in Indiana before a 2015 trade sent him to the LA Lakers. In 2012, he was named to his first NBA All-Star team as a member of the Indiana Pacers.

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Tyler won an NCAA championship in his senior season at North Carolina.

In 2008, Hansbrough was named ACC Player of the Year.

In 2006, Tyler was named ACC Rookie of the Year.

Hansbrough’s agent is Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports and Entertainment.

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Note – Tanner is an entertainment and sports agent. Some of his clients are – John Henson, Marvin Williams, Thaddeus Young, Jeremy Lin, Tamika Catchings, Grant Hill, Ray Allen, and Tim Duncan. Jim is certified by both the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).

Hansbrough was the first player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to be a first-team All-American four times and to be named first-team All-ACC four times. 

Tyler Hansbrough – Net Worth

Hansbrough earned most of his wealth by working as a professional basketball player. Currently, he plays for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association).

Tyler also played in the NBA Development League. For the 2015–2016 season, he played for the Charlotte Hornets. Also, Tyler played two seasons for the Raptors, and four seasons for the Pacers. Therefore, Tyler Hansbrough has an estimated net worth of $18.7 million.

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References

https://sports.yahoo.com/how-tyler-hansbrough-went-from-ncaa
https://eu.indystar.com/tyler-hansbrough-backing-away-metta-world
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/college/article188621304.html

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