Tyler Hansbrough was a true super-star at The University of North Carolina from 2005 to 2009. He helped the Tar Heels win the NCAA championship in 2009
Tyler is now a six-year pro-basketball veteran, and has spent the last two years with the Toronto Raptors.
His best NBA season so far was 2010-11, when he averaged 11 points and 5.2 rebounds and started a career-high 29 games.
The Hornets general manager Rich Cho says in a release the 6-foot-9, 250-pound Hansbrough “brings energy and physicality every time he steps on the floor.”