Now that Tyler Hansbrough's North Carolina career is over, with that nagging can-he-win-a-title question answered, the next question is which set of NBA broadcasters will be talking about how hard he works next season and how often they'll have a chance to bring it up.
The site which projects John Wall as the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, NBADraft.net, sees Hansbrough as the 25th pick in the first round, after teammates Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington as well as Duke's Gerald Henderson and Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu, Jeff Teague and James Johnson. (Of those underclassmen, only Johnson has so far announced his intention to enter the draft. UPDATE: Teague, too.)
Alan Hahn, who covers the Knicks for Newsday and knows as much about basketball as he does about hockey (quite a lot, actually), sees an NBA future for Hansbrough, although maybe not the future Hansbrough envisions for himself.