Andrew Tyler Hansbrough

Andrew Tyler Hansbrough (born November 3 1985 in Columbia, Missouri), nicknamed "Psycho T", is an American collegiate basketball player for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill men's basketball team. Hansbrough was a member of the 2006 and 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference All Conference Team and the 2006 ACC Freshman of the Year.
High school career
Hansbrough attended Poplar Bluff High School in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and led the Mules to consecutive Missouri state championships in the MSHSAA (Missouri State High School Activities Association) Class 5 for the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 seasons. In 2005, Hansbrough helped Poplar Bluff beat the then undefeated and number one team in the nation, Vashon High School. While in high school he made the Missouri All-State team twice and averaged 28.2 points and 13.4 rebounds per game as a senior. Hansbrough accepted an offer to play basketball for North Carolina, turning down scholarship offers to play at Duke, Florida, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky.
Collegiate career
Freshman season
Tyler Hansbrough was the first freshman ever to lead the University of North Carolina in scoring with an average of 18.9 points per game . He was second in the ACC in scoring behind J. J. Redick of Duke. Additionally, Hansbrough was unanimously selected as the 2006 ACC Freshman of the Year and was also a unanimous selection to the 2006 All Conference Team. He was second to Redick in voting for the ACC Player of the Year award. Hansbrough’s most memorable game as a freshman came on February 15, 2006 when he scored 40 points in a home game against Georgia Tech. This mark set the record for most points ever scored by a freshman in a game in ACC history and for the most points scored in the Dean Smith Center (the previous high had been 38 points by Joseph Forte in 2000 vs. Tulsa).
Sophomore season
With the University of North Carolina signing what was considered by many publications to be the best recruiting class in the country in 2006, Tyler Hansbrough’s minutes per game took a slight drop but he was just as productive as he was during his freshman season. At the end of the regular season, Hansbrough was averaging 18.8 points per game along with 8.0 rebounds per game.

During the March 4, 2007 matchup with Duke University, Hansbrough was dominant, scoring 26 points and grabbing 17 rebounds while leading the Tar Heels to a 86-72 victory. With 14.5 seconds remaing in the game Duke's Gerald Henderson, Jr. crashed into Hansbrough with his right elbow, breaking Hansbrough's nose. Henderson was ejected from the game and received an automatic one-game suspension for a "combative foul."

On April 10, 2007 at Carolina's annual basketball banquet Tyler, along with Freshman point guard Ty Lawson, announced their return for the 2007-2008 season.
Personal life
Tyler Hansbrough is the son of Gene Hansbrough and Tami Hansbrough. His father is an Orthopedic surgeon and his mother is a former Miss Missouri winner. Hansbrough’s brother and former high school teammate, Ben, plays guard for Mississippi State. Hansbrough's older brother, Greg, runs track for Missouri.

* University of North Carolina—Most Points for a freshman in an individual game: 40 against Georgia Tech, February 15, 2006.
* University of North Carolina—Most Points by a Tar Heel in the Dean Smith Center: 40 against Georgia Tech, February 15, 2006
* Poplar Bluff High School—Most total Points: 1,663.
* Poplar Bluff High School—Most Points in a season: 689, in 2004.
* Poplar Bluff High School—Most Rebounds in a game: 19, on two separate occasions.


* 2007 NABC First Team All-American
* 2007 Sporting News First Team All-American
* 2007 AP Second Team All-American
* Unanimous 2007 All-ACC First Team Selection
* 2006 AP Third Team All-American
* 2006 Rupp Award First Team All-American
* Sporting News 2006 First Team All-American Selection
* 2006 First Team ACC All-Tournament Team Selection
* Unanimous 2006 ACC All-Freshman Team
* Unanimous 2006 All-ACC First Team Selection (Hansbrough is the first freshman ever to earn this honor)
* Unanimous 2006 ACC Freshman of the Year
* 10 time ACC Rookie of the Week (ties Kenny Anderson of Georgia Tech for most all time)
* 2005 McDonald's All-American[1]
* 2005 Parade All-American[2]
* Poplar Bluff Showdown All-Tournament Team (2002-05)
* SEMO All-Conference Team (2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04)
* Missouri All-State Team (2002-03, 2003-04)