This may be my favorite Tyler quote because it just shows how motivated to win he is when he steps on the hardwood:
The main thing I always try to do is play hard. I look at it like this: There’s probably always going to be someone in the stands that’s never seen me before. I don’t want that guy to walk away thinking, ‘Man, Tyler Hansbrough (stinks).’
Yes, I probably adore Tyler Hansbrough a little too much, but really, what’s not to love! And really, the last North Carolina player I believed in this much was probably Vince Carter. I BELIEVED he and Antawn Jamison could win a national championship, but they only made it to the Final Four. To be perfectly honest with you, I didn’t believe the 2005 national championship team could win it all until the final buzzer sounded in the championship game.