He will do nothing in the NBA.
6'8" power forward?
He'd be a complete waste of a first round pick and I'm surprised that NBADraft.net even has him in the first round.
College inside players like Hansbrough just don't make it in the NBA -- ever.
This is a terrible draft...there aren't that many good prospects once you pass the top-10 picks...Hansbrough is a hard worker and I could see him being a great hustle/role player that coachs will just love...Could he be an absolute bust? Sure, but i'm banking on him being a good 6th/7th man in the NBA.
He'll have to defend and score against NBA power forwards and I just don't see that working out too well.
At best, he'll be a Leon Powe/Brandon Bass-type PF.
At worst, he'll be Mark Madsen.
Whats wrong with him being a Brandon Bass/Leon Powe type of player?
Personally, I don't think he'll be as good as Powe/Bass.
I'm just using Powe/Bass as a best case scenario.
I think the chances are 95% he'll be Mark Madsen... and 5% he'll be Powe/Bass.
I can' t think of many players projected of going in the 2nd round who are better prospects and are going to be better than Hansbrough...can you?
To grwgoden08: I agree that Tyler Hansbrough should be a mid to late second round pick. Bubble first rounders or even projected second rounders, such as Louisville's Terrence Williams, Tulsa's Jerome Jordan, Temple's Dionte Christmas, Kentucky's Jodie Meeks, his UNC teammate, Danny Green, Gonzaga's Josh Heyvelt, Gonzaga's Jeremy Pargo, Baylor's Curtis Jerrells, LSU's Marcus Thornton, LSU's Tasmin Mitchell, Marquette's Wesley Matthews, and Boston College guard, Tyrese Rice, all are better NBA prospects compared to Tyler Hansbrough. Hansbrough is going to suffer with the speed of the NBA, his height disadvantage, and lack of athleticism. He's going to be no more than a player that gets about 10 to 13 minutes a game and cheers his teammates on, off the bench. I think Hansbrough is better served playing in Europe, where he can have some form of success.
I think this guy is just a competitor. He'll fight for loose balls. grab rebounds and i think the most over looked thing about this guy is his 15 footer which is solid and pretty consistant. I think at best this guy could be a Boozer with less back to the basket game. He's got to be worth a late first rounder, based on what hes done in college, if im a GM im taken this guy over someone like Christmas or Pargo. C'mon this is Crazy T. He's being severly undervalued
HE IS MARK MADSEN (aka the worst player in the league)...THEY ARE LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY THE SAME PERSON!!! haha
He's a good college player, but terrible NBA player. Kevin Love is slightly taller, more muscled, and more athletic, but even his adjustment to the NBA is going....well it's just going! So I really doubt he'll be any good.
Don't say he is gonna be Mark Madsen because he is white. Props to Don for Bringing up Danny Green, my boy who this site still neglects to put on its mock, but its ok its not illegal to be stupid in this country. I agree with Gooden, I watch every UNC game thats on TV, seen him play probably 100 times in his career. He is an underrated athlete, he really is. Im not sayin he is a great one, but Id say he has above average footspeed for a power forward. He gets uppp on follow ups, Kevin love is not as explosive as he is. He has improved his shot dramatically, watch him this year. HE DOES NOT MISS midrange, even when contested. He works his butt off, rebounds, and will energize a team. I bet he will extend his range out to NBA 3 too over time. He wont be a star, but It wouldn't shock me if he developed into a fringe starter, and at the end of hte first round, he will bring toughness and energy to the frontline of a contending team. He is SOOOO much better, more accomplished, stronger, faster, and not worhtless like the waste of seed and egg that is mark Madesen.
Oh yeah, refs love him, call fouls for him all day, AND HE DOESNT MISS FREE THROWS, so coaches would love to use him as a rebounding big at hte end of close games cuz you cant foul him.
He has had much more success than Madsen in college because his offense is more diversified. Kevin Love isn't more athletic -- maybe stronger, a better passer, greater range on the shot -- but also one of the least explosive PFs drafted early in the lottery ever.
I admit it's somewhat hard to predict his success because scrappiness alone doesn't always cut it in the NBA, but if his shot continues progressing he could carve out a career as a valued sub.