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December 13, 2012 Updates

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. USA Today

December 10, 2012 Updates

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." Indianapolis Star

September 18, 2012 Updates

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. Indianapolis Star

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June 27, 2011 Updates

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. Sportando

May 18, 2011 Updates
May 17, 2011 Updates

However hard Ben Hansbrough has worked to form himself into an NBA-caliber prospect, he's going to have to work just a little harder still. The Notre Dame guard suffered a badly sprained ankle in a workout Saturday in Indianapolis and will miss this week's crucial pre-NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, his father Gene told the Tribune Monday. Hansbrough is now down in North Carolina doing rehabilitation, but Gene Hansbrough said today was the first day his son could put any weight on the ankle, which is in a protective boot. Hansbrough was using a cane to walk after the injury until today, his father said. Chicago Tribune

April 22, 2011 Updates
April 20, 2011 Updates

Hansbough's decision to decline an invitation to Portsmouth could be detrimental to his draft stock considering the question marks surrounding his uncertain position and physical limitations. It shows a lack of confidence in his abilities, which was one thing he had going for him in terms of likeable qualities as an NBA prospect. As a 6'3 guard who lacks the quickness to guard the 1 and the size/strength to guard a 2, it would have been nice to see what he can do against some of the better college players in a showcase event. NBADraft.net

March 2, 2011 Updates

Though scouts aren't completely sold on Ben's future as an NBA prospect – if he lights it up in the NCAA Tournament, he might climb into the picture as a possible second-rounder – Tyler has no doubts. "Nowadays, it seems like people are drafting more on pure athleticism and I think the trend is you're seeing more players that can play go out and get the job done," he said. "Ben's athletic and he can do a lot of things, but he can play. He's a pretty good player so we'll see what happens. I hope he gets a shot." NBA.com

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