Ben Hansbrough Bio: Wife, Net Worth, Basketball Career & Real Estate

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Ben Hansbrough, a former NBA player, worked as an assistant coach at Western Kentucky University until he resigned on October 16, 2017. 

For the curious mind, Ben Hansbrough is a 36 years former American basketball player.

In his basketball career, he played for 6 different teams. During Ben’s time with Indiana Pacers, he played alongside brother Tyler Hansbrough.

Ben Hansbrough (Source: NBA.com)
Ben Hansbrough (Source: NBA.com)

At present, Ben is the co-founder of a real estate development company. Not to mention, he is enjoying his married life with his children.

Life is full of opportunity. If one thing doesn’t work out, then there are others. It’s the same in the case of Ben Hansbrough.

Ben is the co-founder of Oliver & Hansbrough Development LLC and in 2023, is still pursuing it while spending most of his time with his family.

Firstly, let’s look at quick facts before going through his basketball journey to the real estate business.

Quicks Facts

Name  Ben Hansbrough
Date Of Birth December 23, 1987
Birth Place Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Nick Name Unknown
Age 36 Years Old
Gender Male
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Capricon
Body Measurement Unknown
Height 6 ft 3 inches/1.91 m/191 cm
Weight 92 kgs/203 lbs
Body Mass Index (BMI) 25.4
Build Muscular
Wingspan Unknown
Shoe Size Unknown
Hair Color Black 
Eye Color Black
Tattoo Unknown
Father Name Dr. Gene Hansbrough
Mother Name Tami Hansbrough
Siblings Older Brothers (Greg Hansbrough And Tyler Hansbrough)
Relationship Married
Wife Loryn Hansbrough
Children Benjamin Hansbrough (Son), Hansbrough (Daughter)
Profession
  • Former Basketball Player
  • Assistant Coach
  • Present Co-founder Oliver & Hansbrough Development LLC 
Education Mississippi State University And Norte Dame
Position Point Guard/ Shooting Guard
Draft Undrafted
NBA Debut 2012
Jersey Number 23, 11
Salary Unknown
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million
Teams
  • Bayern Munich (2011)
  • Krika Novo Mesto (2011-2013)
  • Indiana Pacers (2012-2014)
  • Gran Canaria (2013-2014)
  • Grand Rapids Drive (2014)
  • Laboral Kutxa (2014-2015)
Playing Career 2011-2015
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May, 2024

Early Life

Ben Hansbrough was born on December 23, 1987, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was born as the youngest child to Dr. Gene Hansbrough and Tami Hansbrough. 

Hansbrough’s father is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist. Similarly, in the 70s, he also competed in the high jump.

Likewise, his mother was a university fundraiser at the University of North Carolina from 2008-2012.

Ben Hansbrough (Source: The San Diego Union Tribune)
Ben Hansbrough (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Sean “The Beast” Fister, his uncle, was a three-time RE/MAX World Long Drive Golf Champion.

Ben is 36 years old and of American nationality.

He is quite tall, as expected from a basketball player. He stands 1.91 m and weighs around 203 lbs.

Highschool & College Career

High School

Ben recorded 9.3 PPG, 4.5 APG, and 3.8 RPG in his sophomore season. Later in his junior season, he averaged 17.1 points, 6.4 assists, and 5.3 rebounds, leading the team to a 27-4 record. They also won the state title.

Ben was already making a name for himself during his senior year at high school. He registered 24.3 PPG, 10.4 RPG, and 4.9 APG in his final year. His performance helped Poplar Bluff to win the back-to-back state title. 

Individually Ben collected John Gibbs Award, Mr. Show-Me Basketball, and All-state First Team in the 2004-05 season.

Jersey Retirement

After Ben’s high school career, his jersey number 23 was also retired by Poplar Bluff.

During his four years of an epic high school career, he scored 1,577 points (2nd most in school history) and 493 assists (19th all-time in state history). 

College 

Ben Hansbrough decided to join Mississippi State for college.

Freshman Season

In his freshman season at Mississippi State, Ben recorded 7.3 points, 3.2 assists, and 2.8 rebounds over 35 games. He was mentioned in SEC Coaches All-Freshman Team.

He became the third freshman in college history to provide more than 100 assists in a single season and ranked 14th in the SEC overall in assists.

On December 2, 2006, Ben scored a season-high 23 points, 8 assists, and three steals against Texas A&M. Later, in a match against Aubrun, he registered 8 assists on January 2, 2007. 

Sophomore Season

Ben averaged 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists during his sophomore season with Bulldogs.

He started in 28 games for a team triple that the previous year. He scored double figures in 14 out of 20 games in his second season. 

In that season, Ben recorded season-high 20 points in 3 matches. Firstly against UT Martin, followed by Auburn and Florida.

Transfer To Notre Dame

In July 2008, Ben Hansbrough transferred to Norte Dame after two seasons at Mississippi State. But because of the NCCA transfer rule, he did not play in his junior season.

Later, in the 2009-10 season, Ben made a valuable contribution to Fighting Irish. He started in all 35 games for the team averaging 12.0 points per game and providing 153 assists. He also recorded double figures score in 23 games. 

Big East Player Of The Year

In the season opener against Georgia, Southern, Ben scored 1000 career points on November 12, 2010. In a 94-93 thriller victory over Providence, he scored a career-best 32 points on February 23, 2011.

On February 28, 2011, Ben made a career-best 10 assists and 5 steals in a 93-72 victory over Villanova. 

Ben Hansbrough averaged career-high 18 points in his final college season and led the team in assists with 145 and career-high 41 steals in his name.

Following that, he scored double figures in 32 matches, including one double-double. Ben’s amazing performance for Fighting Irish earned him Big East Player of the Year and first-team honor.

Professional Career

Undrafted

After graduating from college, Ben Hansbrough declared for the 2011 draft. It is considered one of the best draft classes, including future NBA champions Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, and Kawhi Leonard. But Ben went undrafted on the draft night.

So, deciding to forgo free agency, Ben signed for Bundesliga 1 team Bayern Munich on June 27, 2011. He made a good start scoring 10 points and 4 rebounds/assists in his debut in October. 

But after that, his playing minutes declined. Later in December, Ben was waived.  

Chance In NBA

In 2012 Ben Hansbrough signed with the Pacers to play in Summer League. In 5 matches, he averaged 6.0 points, 1.6 assists, and 1.0 rebounds.

Later Ben signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Pacers for the 2012-13 NBA season on September 18, 2012. 

Ben Hansbrough playing for Pacers
Ben Hansbrough Is Playing For The Pacers (Source: Twitter)

He made his NBA debut on November 5, 2012, against the San Antonio Spurs. On December 18, 2018, Ben scored a career-high 7 points in a 93-98 loss to Milwaukee Bucks.

In his NBA career, he failed to reach a double-figure score. Overall in 28 games, he averaged 2.0 points and 0.8 assists.

Journey To Spain

In August 2013, Ben agreed to one year deal with the Spanish club Gran Canaria. Ben had posted the best number of his career in his only season with Canaria. He played in 30 games averaging a career-best 11.4 points and 2.3 assists.

Looking For Opportunity

During the 2014 free agency, Ben signed with Chicago Bulls. But before the start of the season, he was waived in October.

In the 2014 NBA Development League draft Ben was selected as the fifth pick by Grand Rapids Drive on November 1, 2014, and was mutually waved after.

Later, Ben signed a deal with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia on December 29, 2014. On March 29, 2015, Ben scored 10 points in a loss against Iberostar Tenerife.

It was the only time he reached double-digits in scoring. He played in 12 games for them with an average of 2.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.8 assists. 

Achievements

  • Consensus second-team All-American (2011)
  • Big East Player of the Year (2011)
  • First-team All-Big East (2011)
  • Mr. Show-Me Basketball (2006)

Post Career

Ben Hansbrough decided to hang up his shoes and join the Western Kentucky WKA support staff. Later, head coach Rick Stansbury promoted him to assistant coach on June 9, 2017.

But in October, he was arrested for driving under the influence. Later on October 26, 2017, he resigned as an assistant coach in the wake of the arrest. 

In 2018 Ben stepped into real estate development and, alongside Dareen Oliver, started a company, Oliver and Hansbrough Development LLC. 

Ben, still in 2023, is working in real estate and keeps people updated via his social media.

Personal Life & Siblings

Family

Ben Hansbrough is married to Loryn Hansbrough. They married in 2017. Loryn is 31 years old. She is an Instagram star and also a Beauty Counter website ambassador. 

Ben Hansbrough and his family enjoying Christmas
Ben Hansbrough And His Family Enjoying Christmas (Source: Instagram)

They have 2 children together, Benjamin Hansbrough, his son, born in 2018, and their daughter, Leighton, born in 2019.

Siblings

Ben has two older brothers, i.e., Greg Hansbrough and Tyler Hansbrough. During his childhood, Ben used to play a game of 21 with his older brothers.

Greg Hansbrough, at the age of 8, removed a brain tumor. But later, he captained the cross-country team in his high school. He is also an ultra-marathon and trail runner who has participated in many races.

Greg is a perfect example of inspiration. Although told he would not walk again, Greg overcame all odds and became successful. He has also published a book called Enduring Strength to show his amazing journey to date.

Ben’s other brother Tyler Hansbrough is also a basketball player like him. Currently, he plays in the Cangrejeros de Santurce.

Likewise, he graduated from UNC in 2009, winning NCCA and several National players of the year awards. In 2010 Tyler’s jersey number 50 was retired by UNC.

Tyler was drafted in the 2009 NBA draft as the 13th overall pick. Although one of the top players in college, Tyler didn’t shine in the NBA more than expected. Over his 8 years in NBA, he played for 3 teams averaging 6.7 points and 4.2 rebounds.

Social Media

He is making fair use of social media for advertising and marketing purposes.

He has about 5.3k followers on Instagram, on which he mostly posts details and information about properties for sale.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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On Christmas of 2022, Ben posted a picture of his family celebrating Christman on Instagram. This indicates Ben is living a full-filled and happy life with his family.

Net Worth

In the past, Ben Hansbrough made a fair amount of money playing in different basketball leagues worldwide.

During his time with Indiana Pacers, he earned around $473,604 in one season at the entry-level. 

Later in 2014, with Chicago Bulls as a free agent, he earned $816,482 a season.

The real estate business is booming across the world. It has been a money-making sector. So, as a co-founder and agent of real estate development, Ben must earn a 6 figure salary. 

The Popularity Graph

Ben’s graph detects a huge search for him by the people even after his retirement.

Ben Hansborough, The Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)
Ben Hansborough, The Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)

His graph shows that people search for him to know his whereabouts.

Ben Hansbrough | FAQs

What is Ben Hansbrough doing now?

After he retied from basketball, he also worked as an assistant coach for Western Kentucky before stepping into the real estate world. At present, Ben Hansbrough is co-founder of Oliver and Hansbrough Development LLC. 

Who is Ben Hansbrough’s brother?

The brothers of Bens Hansbrough are Greg Hansbrough and Tyler Hansbrough. Greg is an ultra-marathon and trail runner, whereas Tyler is a basketball player.

Did Ben Hansbrough play in NBA? What is his college statistic like?

In the 2011 draft, Ben Hansbrough went undrafted on the draft night. But later in the 2012-13 season, he played for Indiana Pacers. In 2014 he was signed by Chicago Bulls but was later waived before the start of the season. Talking about his collegiate statistic, Ben has played 134 games in college. He has maintained 12 points, three rebounds, and 3.6 assists.  Similarly, he has had a field goal percentage of 45.1% and a free-throw percentage of 78.2%.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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