Ben Hansbrough RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:203 lbs. / 92.1 kg.
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:203 lbs. / 92.1 kg.
The Basketball Tournament, a single-elimination event in which the winning team will earn $1 million, will feature more than 40 former NBA players, including Royce White, Nate Robinson and Brian Scalabrine. The event began a year ago with a prize of $500,000 and featured 55 teams. This season, the field will include 97 teams after the open application process closed last week. The tournament will begin July 10-12, and the field will be split up into four regions: Philadelphia (Northeast), Atlanta (South), Chicago (Midwest) and Los Angeles (West).
Ben Hansbrough is signing with Baskonia according to Kia en Zona. The American guard comes from D-League. Hansbrough, brother of Raptors forward Tyler, spent last season with another Spanish team, Gran Canaria.
The Chicago Bulls announced today the signing of free agents Kim English, Ben Hansbrough and Solomon Jones to round out their 2014-15 training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
After missing out on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in July, the Lakers held a free agent workout Tuesday in Los Angeles. The workout included forward Michael Beasley; big men Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, and Daniel Orton; and guards Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.
How do you feel about your two other former rookies (Miles Plumlee, Ben Hansbrough) no longer being with the team? Orlando Johnson: “Ah, man. It was tough. They know it’s a business. I’m happy that I’m here and I know they’re happy where they’re at now. Ben’s overseas and Miles is in Phoenix. Miles feels like he’ll get a better opportunity there to play and that’s great for him. I’m excited where I’m at and I know we got some good things happening here in Indiana. I’m ready to get it rolling, man. September 27 needs to hurry up and get here.”
Scott Agness: Ben Hansbrough has signed a one-year deal with Herbalife Gran Canaria, a Spanish league team in Las Palmas, the club announced.
Scott Agness: In Gran Canaria, Hansbrough is headed to a “very good situation,” an NBA scout told me. ACB is the best league in Europe, behind Euroleague.
Pacers guard Ben Hansbrough wasn’t feeling the new jerseys on Sunday after playing his first game with the different style. “Not sure what adidas is going with,” he wrote on in a series of posts on Twitter. “First time ever playing in a basketball game with sleeves. …Why bring sleeves in when its never been a part of the game??”
And if history is any guide, it won’t be for long. One season has been the norm for brother duos, apart from Caldwell and Major Jones spending two seasons together in Houston in 1982-83 and 1983-84, and three sets of siblings in the prehistoric era of the forerunner to the NBA known as the Basketball Association of America (see accompanying chart) back in 1946-47. “As things start to sink in a little bit, you realize what a year and what an opportunity this is,” Ben says. “It’s been great for our relationship as brothers also.” Said Tyler: “We don’t really talk about (the future) that much. We’re trying to enjoy the moment right now, embracing the position we’re in.”
As for the Indianapolis-based brothers, aged 27 and 25, that the Morris Twins will be dueling Saturday night, Marcus playfully added: “We’re twins. So we’re a little bit better than them.” Said Markieff, who told ESPN.com that the twins were fearful Marcus was about to be dealt to Boston instead of Phoenix on the night of the trade: “It’s been unreal, man. Dream come true. We thought this could maybe happen later (in their careers) — we were definitely going to try to push for it — but it’s crazy how it went down.” The Hansbroughs know the feeling. Tyler Hansbrough admits that he never bothered “to dream about it before” because the notion of playing on the same NBA team with your brother is so rare. They likewise try not to think about how long it’ll last.
Their oldest brother, Greg, attained a win that tops anything Tyler or Ben will ever do on the basketball court—he beat brain cancer. Diagnosed at an early age, Greg faced incredible odds for survival and he overcame them. In typical Hansbrough fashion, Greg’s toughness and drive helped shape who is he today, but it wasn’t easy. The eldest Hansbrough was in a fight for his life and then had to learn to walk, talk and do everyday things again. “Having to learn to walk again,” Ben said about his brother, “and doing all that stuff really has inspired us in ways that can’t be explained.” “It was real tough,” Tyler said. “Especially when you love somebody like that and you see them struggling. But, you know, the way he battled and fought through it, it was an inspiration to me. And it’s something I’ll always look up to him for.”
“What (they’re) doing, it’s the first in the NBA. It’s the first of its kind in all of sports,” said Mario Lichtenstein, who founded Voices Against Brain Cancer nine years ago after his son died of the disease. “It’s the first time a sports celebrity has come out to be a voice against brain cancer.” Lichtenstein is thrilled to have them. “Especially with basketball because it reaches all ages,” he said. “Celebrity awareness, when done for the right reason and the right things, it stops people and it makes them listen.”
So, he and Ben have come out as celebrity spokesmen for Voices Against Brain Cancer to raise awareness and, more importantly, money. The two will host a fundraiser Thursday in honor of Greg benefiting the organization at the Fieldhouse. Called Hoops with the Hansbroughs, guests will get to eat, drink and shoot around with the brothers and, maybe, a few other Pacers players. While other celebrities, like Tony Danza and Marc Anthony, have come out to support the brain cancer cause, the Hansbroughs will be the first professional athletes.
Thompson was attempting to pull a rebound away from Tyler Hansbrough in the fourth quarter, and in doing so he swung an elbow into the head of bystander Ben Hansbrough, a seldom-used Pacers reserve. “Psycho T” was unleashed, with Tyler Hansbrough immediately jumping into Thompson’s face. Thompson, whose Canadian background we mention here for no particular reason, kept his cool and did not retaliate, so the fight stopped when referees interjected.
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After watching his bench fall on its face on a regular basis by losing any momentum the starting unit put together, Vogel decided it was time for a change. And it’s at backup point guard. Vogel demoted D.J. Augustin to third string and replaced him with Ben Hansbrough as the second unit’s point guard Monday. “I think D.J. has been in a slump this year,” Vogel said. “Our bench as an unit has been struggling. D.J. is not in any way solely responsible, but I don’t want to change the whole bench and throw everybody upside down. We’ll change one part and see if it has any impact.”
The Pacers have finalized their training camp roster barring any last-minute changes before their first practice on Oct. 2. Media day is Oct. 1. Center Luke Nevill, who played at Utah, and guard Ben Hansbrough, the little brother of Tyler Hansbrough, will round out the training camp roster.
Thorp said Kupec, the vice chancellor for university advancement, offered his resignation Sunday night after Thorp told Kupec a review of his travel with Tami Hansbrough, the divorced mother of former UNC star basketball player Tyler Hansbrough, showed trips that did not appear to be university related. Thorp said those trips appear to have included destinations where her other son, Ben Hansbrough, then a star basketball player at Notre Dame, was playing, but Thorp did not say how many.
Matt Kupec, a star quarterback for UNC-Chapel Hill who later returned to become its chief fundraiser, resigned Sunday after an internal investigation showed he and university fundraiser Tami Hansbrough appear to have taken personal trips at the university’s expense, Chancellor Holden Thorp said Monday.
Bayern Munich started its summer market with an impressive signing: Ben Hansbrough. The guard, younger brother of Tyler of Indiana Pacers, went undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft after a terrific season with Notre Dame. Hansbrough averaged 18.4ppg and 4.3apg in his senior year in NCAA. “I got an offer I could not turn down” said the player.