|27th June, 2011||Germany||Signed a one year contract with Bayern Munich.|
|24th December, 2011||Germany||Left Bayern Munich.|
|29th December, 2011||Slovenia||Signed for the remainder of the season with Krka.|
|29th January, 2012||Slovenia||Left Krka.|
|17th September, 2012||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Indiana.|
|22nd August, 2013||Spain||Signed a one year contract with Gran Canaria.|
|26th September, 2014||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.|
|18th October, 2014||NBA||Waived by Chicago.|
|1st November, 2014||D-League||Drafted 5th overall in the 2014 D-League Draft by Grand Rapids Drive.|
|9th December, 2014||D-League||Waived by Grand Rapids Drive.|
|2006 - 2008||Mississippi State (NCAA)|
|2008 - 2011||Notre Dame (NCAA)|
|June 2011 - December 2011||Bayern Munich (Germany)|
|December 2011 - January 2012||Krka (Slovenia)|
|July 2012||Indiana Pacers (Summer League)|
|September 2012 - June 2013||Indiana Pacers (NBA)|
|July 2013||Indiana Pacers (Summer League)|
|August 2013 - June 2014||Gran Canaria (Spain)|
|September 2014 - October 2014||Chicago Bulls (NBA)|
|November 2014 - December 2014||Grand Rapids Drive (D-League)|
July 8, 2013
Hansbrough received an unguaranteed training camp contract from the Pacers likely because his brother was there. He then stuck around for the entire season. Another one will be difficult - Hansbrough is a skilled and smart player, but he's an unathletic 6'3 who is not a full time half court point guard, and who struggled to score in his one NBA season due to his lack of athleticism and the extra three feet of range required. If he adds the range, maybe he makes it back as a shooter and occasional ball handler, but it's a long shot.
June 22, 2011
Ben Hansbrough - Hansbrough has appeared on national and international TV about 140 times in the last five years, so there's really not a lot to be said on the subject that hasn't already been said. Just know that he is either the lefty Manu Ginobili, or the 2011 Gerry McNamara without the ring to show for it, depending on the favourability of your opinion.
In lieu of anything interesting to say about him, then, here is a video clip in which Bob Knight does an impression of a spooky Scooby Doo ghost after Hansbrough hits a three, for no discernible reason at all.
March 15, 2011
The Irish aren't deemed to be worthy of a number 1 overall seed, but they could be. They are an old, experienced, enthused and relatively mistake-free team that doesn't want, need or use much depth. They go up to 8 deep, and use 7 most nights, but for the most part, it's a clearcut six man rotation.
That rotation is led by Big East player of the year, Ben Hansbrough. Ben plays as hard as Tyler, and is fearless, despite his small size and lack of athleticism. He has developed into a capable two-way combo guard, a good passer and leader, an aggressive defender who gives it whatever he has, who'll take on whoever is between him and the basket regardless of the mismatch, all while becoming one of the nation's best shooters. Mike Brey likens him to a right handed Manu Ginobili, and he has a point. Hansbrough doesn't have Ginobili's size, athleticism, flair or sheer talent level. But there's similarities there; the effort, the versatility, the dexterity, the shooting, the passing, the gumption. And the pigment.