Ben Hansbrough

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Ben Hansbrough
Free agent
Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1987-12-23) December 23, 1987 (age 27)
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school Poplar Bluff
(Poplar Bluff, Missouri)
College Mississippi State (2006–2008)
Notre Dame (2009–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
2011 Bayern Munich
2011–2012 Krka Novo Mesto
2012–2013 Indiana Pacers
2013–2014 Gran Canaria
2014 Grand Rapids Drive
Career highlights and awards

Ben Hansbrough (born December 23, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League. He is the younger brother of Tyler Hansbrough, the Naismith College Player of the Year in 2007–08 and current player for the Toronto Raptors.

College career[edit]

Ben began his career at Mississippi State and was a standout for two seasons. Ben, who is 6'3" and weighs 203 pounds (92 kg)[1] averaged 12.0 points per game during his career at Notre Dame.[2] In his final season at Notre Dame, Ben was named to the All-Big East team; he was the lone unanimous pick for it. He also was chosen as the 2010–2011 Big East Player of the Year.[3] He was picked to the Second Team All-America by Fox Sports.[4]

Professional career[edit]

On June 27, 2011 he signed a one-year contract with Bayern Munich in Germany.[5] During his time in Germany, he struggled to get playing time[6] and was released on December 23.[7] Not long after being released, he signed with Krka Novo Mesto of Slovenia.[8] In January 2012, he left Krka Novo Mesto due to personal reasons on his part.[9]

He played for the Indiana Pacers in the 2012 Orlando Summer League, where in 5 games he averaged 6.0ppg, 1.6apg, 1.0rpg.[10] On September 18, 2012, he signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Pacers for the 2012–13 NBA season, joining his brother Tyler.[11]

In August 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Gran Canaria.[12]

On September 26, 2014, he signed with the Chicago Bulls.[13] However, he was later waived by the Bulls on October 18, 2014.[14] On November 1, 2014, he was selected by the Grand Rapids Drive with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft.[15] On December 9, 2014, he was waived by the Drive per his request.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Player Bio: Ben Hansbrough". University of Notre Dame Official Athletics Site. Archived from the original on January 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ben Hansbrough Stats, News, Photos – Notre Dame Fighting Irish". ESPN. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Mike Anthony (March 8, 2011). "College basketball, Big East awards". Archived from the original on October 9, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Goodman, Jeff (Mar 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". Fox Sports (Fox Sports Interactive Media). Archived from the original on October 26, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ Tom Noie (June 26, 2011). "Notre Dame men's basketball: Hansbrough to play in Germany". South Bend Tribune. Archived from the original on November 1, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Curious Case of Benjamin Hansbrough". German Hoops. November 21, 2011. Archived from the original on October 15, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ Schmidt-Scheuber, Miles (December 24, 2011). "FC Bayern Munich Release Ben Hansbrough". Archived from the original on September 14, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Krka Novo Mesto announces Ben Hansbrough, Jure Lalic and Uros Lucic". December 29, 2011. Archived from the original on May 6, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Hansbrough samovoljno zapustil Krko" [Hansbrough leaves Krka]. Siol. January 28, 2012. Archived from the original on December 31, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Hansbrough's 2012 NBA Summer League Profile". Archived from the original on July 18, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Pacers Sign Free Agents Luke Nevill and Ben Hansbrough". September 18, 2012. Archived from the original on July 15, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Herbalife Gran Canaria officially sign Ben Hansbrough". August 22, 2013. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  15. ^ Grand Rapids DRIVE: 2014-15 Draft
  16. ^ Grand Rapids Drive guard Ben Hansbrough asks for, receives release

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