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Pacers Choose Tyler Hansbrough In NBA Draft

Last updated on Friday, June 26, 2009

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers chose 2008 national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough with the 13th-overall pick in last night’s NBA draft.

Hansbrough, a 6-10 power forward, spent four years at North Carolina and was a member of the Tar Heels' 2009 national championship team.

Hansbrough is the leading scorer in Atlantic Coast Conference history and number-twelve overall in NCAA history.

He averaged almost 21 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior and was named to the final four all-tournament team after scoring 18 points in each of Carolina's victories over Villanova and Michigan State.

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