Coming out of college as a two time player of the year, a national champion, the ACCâ€™s all-time leading scorer, and regarded by some as the greatest collegiate athlete of the decade, itâ€™s hard to believe that former North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough would face so much ridicule about his game translating to the NBA when he entered the 2009 NBA Draft. In somewhat of a surprise though, Hansbrough was drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the 13th pick overall. Unfortunately, Hansbrough missed most of his rookie season due to a shin injury and a season-ending illness.
This year, after not receiving very many minutes early in the season, Hansbrough has emerged as a force to be reckoned with. In January, Hansbrough averaged 12.5 points per game, while shooting just under 50 percent from the field. He is also adding six rebounds while playing only 22 minutes per game.
Adam Shear recently met up with the second year power forward after practice in this installment of Shear Sports Personalities Podcast.