Is there any question who the national player of the year in college basketball is now?
I am a huge UNC fan, always have been and always will be. In my time following the team, there has never been a more likeable player than Tyler Hansbrough, and today was just another example why. He does everything well on the college level, but that isn’t enough for him. Every game he goes out there and works harder than any other player on the floor. If their was a picture in the dictionary next to the phrases “leaves it all on the court” and “plays hard every single possession” you would see Tyler Hansbrough.
Hometown standout Wayne Ellington finally got his shooting stroke going to help UNC get in position to avoid a major upset to Virgina Tech. But it was the feverish hustle on both ends of the court and relentless offensive rebounding by Tyler Hansbrough, capped by the 15-foot jumper that he worked so hard on that won that game for UNC. This kid never ceases to amaze me. And I just wanted to dedicate one short post to say something I have said all year…
Tyler Hansbrough is the unanimous national player of the year in college basketball this season. There is no debate. No ifs, ands or buts about it. He typifies what college basketball is all about. Not only is he a great player on this level, he is a team guy without an ego, an undeniable leader, and by all accounts a great person. What more does he have to do for the ridiculous speculation that Beasley might win to end?
Absolutely Michael Beasley is having an unbelievable individual year. He is easily the best talent and pro prospect in college basketball. But if he wins the player of the year it would be a sin.