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pianoman
02-07-2010, 01:13 PM
What do you all think of Ben Hansbrough? Do you think he has a career in the NBA?

MyFavMartin
02-07-2010, 01:18 PM
No. Good fundamental bball but doesn't have the size/strength. Could be a good contributor on a team in Europe/NBDL.

Naptown_Seth
02-07-2010, 01:21 PM
No. He looks decent, but it's in big part to being a senior and having the improved awareness and confidence from that role. If he was doing this as a sophmore I would be interested.

He's not terrible, but to have an NBA career you've got to stand-out I think. I think this is much more true at the wings because of the amount of talent competiting for those roles. A big tall stiff can linger at PF/C just with size, but the other positions need stand-out raw skills AND mature, smart play.

But he could at least linger with the NBA-DL I think, so if he's got NBA talent in there the path should remain slightly open to him. I don't think he's that much less of a prospect than 'Gody, but that's not saying much. ;)

JohnWild
02-07-2010, 03:35 PM
Agreed with most of Seth's points, however, a couple of important considerations to take into account that unless you have followed his career since high school you wouldn't necessarily realize.

-He's a redshirt senior, meaning he will have another season before he uses up his eligibility. Next season will be the big one in determining whether or not he has a chance to compete for an NBA roster spot as he will be one of the better players on the team.

-His development physically since he left Miss. State is nothing short of unbelievable. The program at Miss. State is horrendous at developing their players which is partly the reason he transferred. He shot up from 180 pounds to around 210-215 in a year at Notre Dame without losing any of his speed, shooting, etc. I think this speaks to the possibility of him being a late bloomer, especially when it is considered that he didn't take baskeball seriously until he arrived at ND (dieting, weightlifting, work ethic, etc).

-Don't forget the fact that older brother in the league can't hurt you; especially when you're talking about filling a roster spot paying the league minimum that won't see any floor time. I see him POTENTIALLY making a squad (if he works his butt off) in the context of being defensive specialist and 3 point shooter. These are two things that he was never really expected to do before (not in high school by any means, not really at Miss State, not even really last year as a redshirt because Kyle McLearny was who he was playing with in practices).

Not saying the NBA is a for sure thing, but there is a chance. These days, however, if you are a fringe NBA player there is more money and sometimes security in Europe anyways. If the financial advantage of Europe outweights the geographic preference of America then a player like Ben might not even look at the NBA out of college.

kellogg
02-07-2010, 06:09 PM
What do you all think of Ben Hansbrough? Do you think he has a career in the NBA?

Haven't decided yet on his big brother.

RomanGabriel
02-08-2010, 12:03 AM
What do you all think of Ben Hansbrough? Do you think he has a career in the NBA?

As a swell ball boy.
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jeffg-body
02-08-2010, 12:56 AM
No, not me personally but the D-League or Europe may be his calling.

JohnWild
03-05-2011, 09:46 PM
Bump because I was right.

Hoop
03-06-2011, 04:43 AM
OK, I'll be the only one and go out on a limb and say he will be on a NBA roster next season.

He has a very nice jump shoot and NBA range. More of a combo type guard, but will have to be a PG at his size, good size and strength for a PG though, not the greatest athlete, but is tenacious and has a good BBall IQ. He'll be a spot up shooter type of PG. He'll hang around the NBA, might last long enough to make a career out of it.

The only reason I say this is he's played really well in the toughest conference in college basketball this season. Jimmer Fredette might go in the lottery in this weak draft, and he may not be a whole lot better than Ben. I've been wrong plenty of times before though.

cdash
03-06-2011, 04:50 AM
Bump because I was right.

Except the fact that he is a redshirt senior doesn't mean he has another year of eligibility.

Merz
03-06-2011, 05:17 AM
Except the fact that he is a redshirt senior doesn't mean he has another year of eligibility.

That post was from February of last year.

PacerDude
03-06-2011, 09:14 AM
Ben = Steve Alford lite.

BringJackBack
03-06-2011, 12:38 PM
He actually reminds me a lot of Thomas Huertel.. Not a good thing lol.

cdash
03-06-2011, 12:39 PM
That post was from February of last year.

This is why I shouldn't post when I'm hammered. :blush:

Jared Sullinger
03-06-2011, 12:40 PM
He's good enough to play basketball professionally, just probably not in the NBA.

croz24
03-06-2011, 01:12 PM
skin color will play a factor imo

Pacer Fan
03-06-2011, 02:22 PM
If he keeps up his play and have a good March, I think someone will bring him in for atleast summer league. Then it will be up to Ben rather he makes it any further.

pacer4ever
03-06-2011, 02:28 PM
If he keeps up his play and have a good March, I think someone will bring him in for atleast summer league. Then it will be up to Ben rather he makes it any further.

of course he will played in SL Chris Kraymer played in SL.

pwee31
03-06-2011, 02:29 PM
Travis Diener and Dan Dickau had an NBA career, so yes I think Ben Hansbrough can have some type of a career in the NBA.

BringJackBack
03-06-2011, 02:32 PM
So did Maceo Baston and Solomon Jones, so yeah maybe he does have a chance..

pacer4ever
03-06-2011, 02:33 PM
So did Maceo Baston and Solomon Jones, so yeah maybe he does have a chance..

difference they are big men. You dont have to be a good. Big men just have to have size. ala Eddy Curry.

Scot Pollard
03-06-2011, 03:21 PM
I don't know.

I don't think Ben will shine in the NBA at all. Maybe a bench warmer then not be signed anywhere after that and wind up overseas like Rawle Marshall and Travis Diener.

People didn't think Tyler would and he's been a powerful and unique type of big man for us, but Ben isn't even a big man.

croz24
03-06-2011, 03:22 PM
Travis Diener and Dan Dickau had an NBA career, so yes I think Ben Hansbrough can have some type of a career in the NBA.

you're right. ben hansbrough plays so much like dan dickau and travis diener...

Mackey_Rose
03-06-2011, 04:08 PM
skin color will play a factor imo

So you're saying he will be a Pacer? Double the psycho, double the fun.

croz24
03-06-2011, 07:18 PM
So you're saying he will be a Pacer? Double the psycho, double the fun.

he could but it pisses me off that guys like kemba walker and norris cole are being talked about as 1st round picks while some question whether hansbrough will even be drafted. ben is a superior basketball player to walker and cole, and those who say otherwise haven't watched them play.

Pacer Fan
03-06-2011, 08:18 PM
of course he will played in SL Chris Kraymer played in SL.

And the Summer League is probably where he will have to prove himself is my point. whats your point?

pacer4ever
03-06-2011, 08:41 PM
And the Summer League is probably where he will have to prove himself is my point. whats your point?

That anyone who played decent in college can play in SL

Trophy
03-06-2011, 08:43 PM
I can see him going to a decent team mid second round.

He's a good shooter and would be good for any team that would want a shooter off their bench.

pwee31
03-07-2011, 08:44 PM
you're right. ben hansbrough plays so much like dan dickau and travis diener...

He's actually better than both players by far. I was just saying, if those 2 were in the NBA, then there should be no doubt about Hansbrough

BPump33
03-08-2011, 11:07 AM
This is why I shouldn't post when I'm hammered. :blush:

I'm sober and I was completely confused, too.

Spirit
03-08-2011, 12:06 PM
He's actually better than both players by far. I was just saying, if those 2 were in the NBA, then there should be no doubt about Hansbrough

He reminds me of a poor mans Ben Gordon

Jared Sullinger
03-12-2011, 12:11 AM
Ben Hansbrough named Big East Player of the Year - ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=6194902)

Major Cold
03-12-2011, 01:33 PM
He will struggle to get a shot off in the NBA. This is not Jimmer or Kemba. He does not have a good enough step back or inside out move to create space. But if he plays great defense and plays within his role as a set shooter, I think he can be in a rotation of a borderline playoff team some day.

Spirit
03-12-2011, 02:03 PM
That last game just killed any stock he had. There goes my hopes of him sneaking into the mid second round.

pacer4ever
03-12-2011, 03:11 PM
He reminds me of a poor mans Ben Gordon

AJ price?

troyc11a
03-12-2011, 04:15 PM
He's good enough to play basketball professionally, just probably not in the NBA.

He is 6"3 and shoots 44% from behind the arc. He will play in the NBA. Probably an early 2nd rd pick. Maybe a late 1st if someone really likes him and is desperate for a shooter. One thing you cant overlook in the equation is the fact the guy has good bloodlines. He is a solid, intelligent kid from a family that exemplifies a good work ethic. Wait a minute, after writing that, I am not sure he belongs in the NBA either.

JEM
03-12-2011, 04:56 PM
There is still this thing called the NCAA Tournament. He still has time to keep showing what he can do.

Spirit
03-12-2011, 07:37 PM
AJ price?

He is a much better shooter than Price will ever be.