Arlington, VA, May 25, 2017 – Tandem Sports + Entertainment has signed NBA free agent Tyler Hansbrough, Tandem President Jim Tanner announced. Tandem will provide full-service representation for Hansbrough, overseeing contractual agreements, personal appearances, public relations services, corporate partnerships, community relations initiatives and business opportunities.
“Tyler is a passionate competitor with an incredible work ethic,” Tanner said. “He is ready to be an impact player on an NBA team next season. We couldn’t be happier to welcome him to the Tandem family.”
Most recently, Hansbrough spent the final stretch of the 2016-17 season with the NBA D-League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He averaged 17.6 points and 12.2 rebounds in 13 games while shooting 54.3% from the field. In three post season games, Hansbrough averaged 25 points on 63.4% shooting and 15.3 rebounds. He was drafted by Indiana as the No. 13 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft and played four seasons with the Pacers, followed by two seasons in Toronto, and his most recent NBA season with Charlotte in 2015-16. Hansbrough is looking to return to the NBA as a free agent this summer.
Prior to the NBA, Hansbrough had a dominant collegiate career at the University of North Carolina. He earned First Team All-America and First Team All-ACC honors in all four of his seasons at UNC. He led the Tar Heels to back-to-back Final Four appearances in 2008 and 2009 and helped UNC win the national title in 2009. He was also the 2008 National Player of the Year. UNC retired Hansbrough’s No. 50 jersey.
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