Tyler Hansbrough Makes His Case

by June 24, 2009

Don’t judge a book by its cover (or something), Tyler warns: “Tyler Hansbrough has heard it all before. About how his game won’t translate to the next level of basketball, how he’s not athletic enough to deal with the elite players and how he’ll struggle to dominate the way he did before…’I think my game translates well,’ Hansbrough said after his eye-opening Sunday morning workout for the Hawks. ‘A lot of people really don’t understand I’m a really good shooter and that I’m more athletic than what a lot of people say. People think I’m a tin solder out there and I can’t move. But I am flexible, and I can get up and down the floor really well. And I’m not 6-6; I’m a solid 6-9. There are so many misconceptions out there, and it’s only because I’ve been in college for four years and people get a chance to pick you apart. Hey, you either hate me or you love me. I get that. And it’s just the way it is.’”