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Read it and weap Tyler haters!! Hansbrough is POY

Posted on: April 4, 2008 1:10 pm

By JIM O'CONNELL, AP Basketball Writer

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SAN ANTONIO - Tyler Hansbrough, who topped the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring and rebounding and led North Carolina to the Final Four, was selected The Associated Press college basketball player of the year Friday.

The 6-foot-9 junior forward averaged 22.8 points, the highest mark by a North Carolina player since 1970, and 10.3 rebounds for the Tar Heels (36-2), who were ranked No. 1 for all but six weeks this season and were the overall top seed for the NCAA tournament.

Hansbrough was presented the award the day before the Tar Heels play Kansas in the second game of the Final Four.

He received 56 votes from the 72-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Freshman Michael Beasley of Kansas State had 15 votes and junior guard Chris Douglas-Roberts of Memphis got one in the voting conducted before the NCAA tournament. Hansbrough and Beasley both were unanimous selections as first-team All-Americans.

Hansbrough lived up to his advance billing this season — he was one vote shy of being a unanimous pick for the preseason All-America team.

Known for his all-out hustle and physical style of play, Hansbrough led the Tar Heels with 57 steals and was credited with drawing 42 charges from opponents. He was chosen the MVP of the ACC tournament and the NCAA's East Regional, where he led the Tar Heels to their 17th Final Four appearance.

Hansbrough, second on the North Carolina career scoring list with 2,151 points, 139 behind Phil Ford, joins Michael Jordan (1984) and Antawn Jamison (1998) as national players of the year from North Carolina. The last two players to lead the ACC in scoring and rebounding in the same season, Tim Duncan of Wake Forest in 1997 and Jamison, were national players of the year.

Players from the Atlantic Coast Conference have won the award eight times in the last 14 years.

Freshman Kevin Durant of Texas was the player of the year last season. He was the second overall pick in the NBA draft.


Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2008 9:25 am

Read it and weap Tyler haters!! Hansbrough is POY

If my wife and I have a boy, his first name will be Hansbrough!!

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2008 1:50 am

Read it and weap Tyler haters!! Hansbrough is POY

tyler is the biggest difference mker in college basketball if not all of sports.  it isnt so much what he does during the game, but dont get me wrong he is a great player, but what he does off the court and on the practice floor.  he is the hardest worker that the heels have seen since the great 23 and that has been over 20 years.  I just hope another fool from Duke has the nerve to throw another flagrant elbow.  that really got him pumped up and that is what we need to see from him.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 9, 2008 9:44 am

Read it and weap Tyler haters!! Hansbrough is POY

He's a hard worker, that's it.  Can't block shots, can't defend athletic bigs...

And got used by a freshman from Kansas.  Enjoy POY!  Maybe he'll get drafted in the 2nd round if some team is retarded.

Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2008 11:03 pm

Read it and weap Tyler haters!! Hansbrough is POY

I ain't crying, why would I cry? I know he's good, but just disapointed that a Missouri boy sold out to play for a Jayhawk. No doubt I will be rooting for him tomorrow against KU, but I still can't stand UNC. And what would make me cry about this? Mizzou would hand UNC their a$$ on a silver platter at football or baseball, so it's all good. All in all, he definatly deserves it, and Beasley deserved to get some votes too, congrats to them both.

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