Pivot Points: Indiana’s Tyler Hansbrough Is Quietly Defying His Critics

December 29th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Questions, always questions. Ever since Tyler Hansbrough exhibited an aptitude for the game of basketball, he has been dogged by constant criticism and a steady stream of endless, probing questions.

Is he athletic enough?

Does he have any type of perimeter game?

Are his skills suited to the NBA?

Will his physical nature translate to professional basketball?

The list goes on and on.

A new one was added after Hansbrough missed the start of his NBA rookie season due to a stress reaction in his shin, an injury he first suffered as a senior at the University of North Carolina.

That injury started speculation on whether or not his career would be defined by an injury that has the potential to be problematic and recurring, something that could derail his time in the NBA.

Well, if his recent performances are any indication, Hansbrough may not have as hard a time adjusting to NBA life as was once thought.

In all reality, he may even be ahead of the curve.

For a player that was able to accomplish so much in his amateur career, none of those accolades have affected the way h ...

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