Ben Hansbrough

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Ben Hansbrough
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Position Assistant coach
League Conference USA
Personal information
Born (1987-12-23) December 23, 1987 (age 29)
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
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–2015
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Number 23
Coaching career 2017–present
Career history
As player:
2011 Bayern Munich
2011–2012 Krka Novo Mesto
2012–2013 Indiana Pacers
2013–2014 Gran Canaria
2014 Grand Rapids Drive
2014–2015 Laboral Kutxa
As coach:
2017–present Western Kentucky (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ben Hansbrough (born December 23, 1987) is an American former professional basketball player and a current assistant coach for Western Kentucky University. He is the younger brother of former NBA player Tyler Hansbrough.

College career[edit]

Hansbrough began his career at Mississippi State and was a standout for two seasons. Hansbrough, 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, Hansbrough averaged 18.4 points and 4.3 assists per game, and was named to the All-Big East team; he was the lone unanimous pick for it. He also was chosen as the 2010–11 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] Hansbrough played in 28 games for the Pacers that season, averaging 2.0 points and 0.8 assists.

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] On December 29, 2014, he signed with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia of Spain for the rest of the season.[17]

Post-playing career[edit]

On Aug. 24, 2015, Western Kentucky announced Hansbrough had joined their staff as Coordinator of Player Development. [18]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Indiana 28 0 7.1 .333 .261 .778 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.1 2.0
Career 28 0 7.1 .333 .261 .778 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.1 2.0

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Laboral Kutxa 12 1 12.4 .323 .273 .500 1.4 0.8 0.4 0.0 2.3 0.8
Career 12 1 12.4 .323 .273 .500 1.4 0.8 0.4 0.0 2.3 0.8

See also[edit]

References[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". Courant.com. 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". Eurobasket.com. 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". NBA.com. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Pacers Sign Free Agents Luke Nevill and Ben Hansbrough". NBA.com. September 18, 2012. Archived from the original on July 15, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Herbalife Gran Canaria officially sign Ben Hansbrough". Sportando.net. August 22, 2013. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ BULLS FINALIZE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
  14. ^ BULLS WAIVE ENGLISH, HANSBROUGH AND JONES
  15. ^ Grand Rapids DRIVE: 2014-15 Draft Archived 2014-11-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ Grand Rapids Drive guard Ben Hansbrough asks for, receives release
  17. ^ Laboral Kutxa adds shooting guard Hansbrough
  18. ^ http://www.wkusports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/082415aaa.html

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