Does Hansbrough rank among ACC's all-...

Does Hansbrough rank among ACC's all-time best?

There are 18 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Mar 28, 2009, titled Does Hansbrough rank among ACC's all-time best?. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

The numbers deserve and demand that Tyler Hansbrough be included on any list and discussion about the best who ever played in the ACC.

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Its Like This

Cullowhee, NC

#1 Mar 28, 2009
No, Tyler isn't the best ever to play in the ACC - yet, I have problems with your list.

I do however agree that David Thompson is very deserving and should be number one. I like Phil Ford and even Ralph Sampson ... but there are a list of other players in my humble opinion that were a heck of a lot better better than Christian.

This is the opinion of poster It's Like This!
Lance

Greenville, SC

#2 Mar 28, 2009
In my 40 years of watching ACC basketball, Tyler Hansbrough has gotten away with more travels, more over-the-backs, and benefitted from more touch-fouls than any player in history. Is he a great player? Of course. Is he Top 10? No way. Had he started his ACC career at the age of 18 instead of the age of 20, his career numbers would be nowhere near what they are, despite the fact that he got a fourth year that most of the greats didn't get.

How about Len Bias for the team? Or has the writer ever left the state of North Carolina?
COCO50

Lincolnton, NC

#3 Mar 28, 2009
Lance wrote:
In my 40 years of watching ACC basketball, Tyler Hansbrough has gotten away with more travels, more over-the-backs, and benefitted from more touch-fouls than any player in history. Is he a great player? Of course. Is he Top 10? No way. Had he started his ACC career at the age of 18 instead of the age of 20, his career numbers would be nowhere near what they are, despite the fact that he got a fourth year that most of the greats didn't get.
How about Len Bias for the team? Or has the writer ever left the state of North Carolina?
Len Bias was a stud, a phenomenal athlete, but one of the best 10 players? No way. He didn't get close to going to a Final 4. To be considered one of the greats, you need to take your team to the promised land.
Jim Greenwood

AOL

#4 Mar 28, 2009
Lance wrote:
In my 40 years of watching ACC basketball, Tyler Hansbrough has gotten away with more travels, more over-the-backs, and benefitted from more touch-fouls than any player in history. Is he a great player? Of course. Is he Top 10? No way. Had he started his ACC career at the age of 18 instead of the age of 20, his career numbers would be nowhere near what they are, despite the fact that he got a fourth year that most of the greats didn't get.
How about Len Bias for the team? Or has the writer ever left the state of North Carolina?
Learn something new everyday! I had no clue TH was 24. Thanks...
bruce wayne

Candler, NC

#5 Mar 28, 2009
This is the opinion of one keith jarrett, a small paper sports writer that hates carolina. If Tyler wasn't a great ball player jarrett would not even bring him up. Records stand on their own merit. No one has give him anything, he has earned it the hard way. I'm proud of him for staying in college. It's rare to see a young man stay more than two years today with the NBA throwing the big money at them. So like it or not, Tyler Hansbrogh has become a man while playing at carolina, and there isn't one of his critics that wouldn't love to see him in their teams uniform. He could probably write a better sports story than jarrett also.
check please

United States

#6 Mar 28, 2009
MY list of the ACC’s top players.

1. Michael Jordan, North Carolina (81-83)

2. David Thompson, N.C. State (1972-’75)

3. Tim Duncan, Wake Forest (’94-’97)

4. Walter Davis, North Carolina (’75-’77)

5. Larry Nance, Clemson

6. John Lucas, Maryland

7. Charlie Scott, North Carolina (’67-70)

8. Ralph Sampson, Virginia

9. Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina (2006-’09)

10. JJ Redick, Duke (’04-’07)

others: Kenny Anderson (Georgia Tech, 1990-1), Shane Battier (Duke, 1998-2001), Len Bias (Maryland, 1983-6), Elton Brand (Duke, 1998-9), Tom Burleson (NC State, 1971-4), Len Chappell (Wake Forrest, 1960-2), Randolph Childress (Wake Forest, 1991, 1993-5), Billy Cunningham (UNC, 1963-5), Brad Daugherty (UNC, 1983-6), Charlie Davis (Wake Forest, 1969-71), Walter Davis (UNC, 1974-7), Johnny Dawkins (Duke, 1983-6), Juan Dixon (Maryland, 1999-2002), Tim Duncan (Wake Forest, 1994-7), Len Elmore (Maryland, 1972-4), Danny Ferry (Duke, 1986-9), Phil Ford (UNC, 1975-8), Mike Gminski (Duke, 1977-80), Horace Grant (Clemson, 1984-7), Matt Harpring (Georgia Tech, 1995-8), Dickie Hemric (Duke, 1952-5), Art Heyman (Duke, 1961-3), Grant Hill (Duke, 1991-4), Bobby Hurley (Duke, 1990-3), Antawn Jamison (UNC, 1996-8), Bobby Jones (UNC, 1972-4), Albert King (Maryland, 1978-81), Christian Laettner (Duke, 1989-92), Jeff Lamp (Virginia, 1978-81), Tom McMillen (Maryland, 1972-4), Larry Miller (UNC, 1966-8), Rodney Monroe (NC State, 1988-91), Jeff Mullins (Duke, 1962-4), Barry Parkhill (Virginia, 1971-3), Sam Perkins (UNC, 1981-4), Mark Price (Georgia Tech, 1983-6), John Roche (South Carolina, 1969-71), Wayne "Tree" Rollins (Clemson, 1974-7), Lennie Rosenbluth (UNC, 1954-7), Charlie Scott (UNC, 1968-70), Dennis Scott (Georgia Tech, 1988-90), Ron Shavlik (NC State, 1954-6), Joe Smith (Maryland, 1994-5), Buck Williams (Maryland, 1979-81), Jason Williams (Duke, 2000-2) and James Worthy (UNC, 1980-2).
Please check

United States

#7 Mar 28, 2009
MY list of the ACC’s top players.

1. Michael Jordan, North Carolina (81-83)

2. David Thompson, N.C. State (1972-’75)

3. Tim Duncan, Wake Forest (’94-’97)

4. Walter Davis, North Carolina (’75-’77)

5. Larry Nance, Clemson

6. John Lucas, Maryland

7. Charlie Scott, North Carolina (’67-70)

8. Ralph Sampson, Virginia

9. Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina (2006-’09)

10. JJ Redick, Duke (’04-’07)

others: Kenny Anderson (Georgia Tech, 1990-1), Shane Battier (Duke, 1998-2001), Len Bias (Maryland, 1983-6), Elton Brand (Duke, 1998-9), Tom Burleson (NC State, 1971-4), Len Chappell (Wake Forrest, 1960-2), Randolph Childress (Wake Forest, 1991, 1993-5), Billy Cunningham (UNC, 1963-5), Brad Daugherty (UNC, 1983-6), Charlie Davis (Wake Forest, 1969-71), Walter Davis (UNC, 1974-7), Johnny Dawkins (Duke, 1983-6), Juan Dixon (Maryland, 1999-2002), Len Elmore (Maryland, 1972-4), Danny Ferry (Duke, 1986-9), Phil Ford (UNC, 1975-8), Mike Gminski (Duke, 1977-80), Horace Grant (Clemson, 1984-7), Matt Harpring (Georgia Tech, 1995-8), Dickie Hemric (Duke, 1952-5), Art Heyman (Duke, 1961-3), Grant Hill (Duke, 1991-4), Bobby Hurley (Duke, 1990-3), Antawn Jamison (UNC, 1996-8), Bobby Jones (UNC, 1972-4), Albert King (Maryland, 1978-81), Christian Laettner (Duke, 1989-92), Jeff Lamp (Virginia, 1978-81), Tom McMillen (Maryland, 1972-4), Larry Miller (UNC, 1966-8), Rodney Monroe (NC State, 1988-91), Jeff Mullins (Duke, 1962-4), Barry Parkhill (Virginia, 1971-3), Sam Perkins (UNC, 1981-4), Mark Price (Georgia Tech, 1983-6), John Roche (South Carolina, 1969-71), Wayne "Tree" Rollins (Clemson, 1974-7), Lennie Rosenbluth (UNC, 1954-7), Charlie Scott (UNC, 1968-70), Dennis Scott (Georgia Tech, 1988-90), Ron Shavlik (NC State, 1954-6), Joe Smith (Maryland, 1994-5), Buck Williams (Maryland, 1979-81), Jason Williams (Duke, 2000-2) and James Worthy (UNC, 1980-2
swp

United States

#8 Mar 28, 2009
the fact that laettner is not on your top ten and walter davis is tells me what blue you pull for. its laughable
ollie

Lincolnton, NC

#9 Mar 28, 2009
keith jarrett is just like billy packer, an ABC'er.
he's always been anti-carolina, so really who cares what he thinks.
COCO50

Lincolnton, NC

#10 Mar 28, 2009
Top 10: 1. David Thompson; 2. Phil Ford; 3. James Worthy; 4. Ralph Sampson; 5. Michael Jordan; 5. Christian Laettner; 6. Grant Hill; 7. Bobby Hurley; 8. Art Heyman; 9. Sam Perkins; 10. Tim Duncan
Only Honest

United States

#11 Mar 28, 2009
Please!!! "Whinesbrough" "became a man while playing at Carolina? Heck, he was a 20 yr. old man before he ever enrolled. "I'm proud of him for staying in college.", and the only reason he did??? Fear of playing with the big boys...He's probably played down all of his life and still looked scared to death doing it. I guess we'll see how "Top Ten" he is next year. Ha!!!, that is unless he gets to play in Europe because nobody in the NBA wants a spastic, charge flopping Caucasian...
alekas

Mauldin, SC

#12 Mar 28, 2009
COCO50 wrote:
<quoted text>Len Bias was a stud, a phenomenal athlete, but one of the best 10 players? No way. He didn't get close to going to a Final 4. To be considered one of the greats, you need to take your team to the promised land.
that is ridiculous. It's like saying Dan Marino was a mediocre QB because he only made it to one Super Bowl. The NCAA tourney is a crapshoot and being lucky is as valuable as being good. Tim Duncan never made a Final Four; does that make him less than, say, Sam Perkins? Christian Laettner? Please.

Using your calculus, the list of greats should be dominated by UCLA players from the Wooden era and backed up Coach K's guys since those schools had lengthy runs of making the Final Four.
HolyHiker

United States

#13 Mar 28, 2009
We're judging them on their college carrier not their pro. Lots are different at 20 vs 30.
bruce wayne

Candler, NC

#14 Mar 29, 2009
Only Honest wrote:
Please!!! "Whinesbrough" "became a man while playing at Carolina? Heck, he was a 20 yr. old man before he ever enrolled. "I'm proud of him for staying in college.", and the only reason he did??? Fear of playing with the big boys...He's probably played down all of his life and still looked scared to death doing it. I guess we'll see how "Top Ten" he is next year. Ha!!!, that is unless he gets to play in Europe because nobody in the NBA wants a spastic, charge flopping Caucasian...
You must be a duke retard. I'll bet coach K would have loved having him in the ugly duke uniform for the last four years.
Citizen Times

Spartanburg, SC

#15 Mar 29, 2009
Tyler H gets fowled so much I cant believe he keeps his cool sometime.

He's a great player and deserve all the credit.

I have really enjoy the tourney without Fudgie Packer's mouth this year.
white bigot

Columbia, SC

#16 Mar 30, 2009
Come on now, he is white. how the hell can any of yall seriously consider this white bread honkey one of the best players in the ACC. you all know blacks are the best athletes, always have been always will be. there must be some sort of affirmative action plan not publicly stated for many college teams have white players. cant figure out how that happened or why but there it is.

to me that will be one of the great mysteries of the world. i will never understand it.
COCO50

Banner Elk, NC

#17 Apr 1, 2009
alekas wrote:
<quoted text>
that is ridiculous. It's like saying Dan Marino was a mediocre QB because he only made it to one Super Bowl. The NCAA tourney is a crapshoot and being lucky is as valuable as being good. Tim Duncan never made a Final Four; does that make him less than, say, Sam Perkins? Christian Laettner? Please.
Using your calculus, the list of greats should be dominated by UCLA players from the Wooden era and backed up Coach K's guys since those schools had lengthy runs of making the Final Four.
Christian Laettner is the all-time leading scorer in the NCAA Tournament, won back-to-back titles and was in the championship game 3 years in a row. Sam Perkins went to 2 straight championship games and won one, probably would have gone to 3 straight if James Worthy didn't leave a year early. My analysis isn't ridiculous. You can score 40 points a game and average 20 rebounds, but if you don't know how to win the big games and can't lead your team out of mediocrity in the ACC, you can't be considered one of the best. Basketball is a team game, not an individual game. Tim Duncan ranks high, but what will he be remembered for? Taking his team to the Final 8? Who remembers that?
Buck

Hendersonville, NC

#18 Apr 1, 2009
Jim Greenwood wrote:
<quoted text>
Learn something new everyday! I had no clue TH was 24. Thanks...
24 well,isn't Lebron 24.Lets not pass judgement to quick we will see how he does next year.10 best maybe not even at Carolina many players didn't stay four years.In the Dean Smith era many players were taught team basketball ,proof point what was MJ's scoring average at Carolina?

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