12-19 Tyler.jpg Tyler Hansbrough, regarded as one of the best players in North Carolina Tar Heel basketball history was picked 13th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the NBA draft.  ESPN analysis saying Hansbrough will be a very solid player for many years in the NBA.

Hansbrough was the ACC’s all-time leading scorer.  He said he’s going to work hard to try to win games for the Pacers.

Pacer’s President Larry Bird compared Hansbrough to himself coming out of college when there were skeptics about Bird’s skills.  He said Tyler will have great success in the NBA because of his skills and passion.

Listen to Bird and as Tyler takes questions from the Indiana Media by clicking below.

Tyler Hansbrough