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. After his basketball career failed to succeed, he later stepped into the real-estate business.
For the curious mind, Ben Hansbrough is a 34 years former American basketball player. In his basketball career, he played for 6 different teams. During Ben’s time in Indiana Pacers, he played alongside brother Tyler Hansbrough.
At present, Ben is the co-founder of a real state development company. Not to mention, he is enjoying his married life.
Firstly, let’s look at quick facts before going through his basketball journey to the real state business.
|Date of Birth||December 23, 1987|
|Birth Place||Poplar Bluff, Missouri|
|Age||34 Years Old|
|Height||6 ft 3 inches (1.91m)|
|Weight||92 kgs (203 lb)|
|Body Mass Index (BMI)||25.4|
|Father Name||Dr. Gene Hansbrough|
|Mother Name||Tami Hansbrough|
|Siblings||Older brothers (Greg Hansbrough and Tyler Hansbrough)|
|Children||Benjamin Hansbrough (son), Hansbrough (daughter)|
|Profession||Former Basketball Player and Assistant Present Co-founder Oliver and Hansbrough Development LLC|
|Education||Mississippi State University and Norte Dame|
|Position||Point Guard/ Shooting Guard|
|Jersey Number||23, 11|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Teams||Bayern Munich, Krika Novo Mesto, Indiana Pacers, Gran Canaria, Grand Rapids Drive, Laboral Kutxa|
|Social Media||Instagram @benhansbrough, Twitter @bhans23|
|Last Update||August, 2022|
Ben Hansbrough | Background
Ben Hansbrough was born on December 23, 1987, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was born as the youngest child to a father, 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.
To date, Ben is 34 years old and of American nationality. He is quite tall, as expected from a basketball player. He stands 6 ft 3 inches and weighs around 92 kg.
Ben Hansbrough | Highschool and College Career
In his sophomore season, Ben recorded 9.3 PPG, 4.5 APG, and 3.8 RPG. 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.
During his senior year at high school, Ben was already making a name for himself. In his final year, he registered 24.3 PPG, 10.4 RPG, and 4.9 APG. 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.
After Ben high school career, his jersey number 23 was also retired by Poplar Bluff.
Ben Hansbrough had an epic high school career. During his four years at high school, he scored 1,577 points (2nd most in school history) and 493 assists (19th all-time in state history).
Ben Hansbrough decided to join Mississippi State for college.
Ben Hansbrough’s freshman season at Mississippi state Ben recorded 7.3 PPG,3.2 APG, and 2.8 RPG over 35 games. He was mentioned in SEC Coaches All-Freshman Team.
He also became the third freshman in college history to provide more than 100 assists in a single season by dishing out 114 assists.
On December 2, 2012, Ben scored season-high 23 points and 8 assists against Texas A&M. Later, in a match against Aubrun, he registered 8 assists on January 2, 2007.
During his sophomore season with Bulldogs, Ben averaged 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists.
He started in 28 games for team triple than the previous year. In his second season, he scored double figures in 14 games out of 20 games.
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. But because of the NCCA transfer rule, he did not play in 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 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 career-best 32 points on February 23, 2011.
On February 28, 2011, Ben dished 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 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.
Ben Hansbrough | Professional Career
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 in the draft night.
So, deciding to forgo free agency, Ben decided to sign for Bundesliga 1 team Bayern Muenchen 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 Pacers to play in Summer League. Overall in 5 matches, he averaged 6.0 points, 1.6 assists, and 1.0 rebounds.
Later Ben signed a non-guaranteed contract for the 2012-13 season on September 18, 2012.
He made his NBA debut on November 5, 2012, against the 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 Spanish club Gran Canaria. In his only season with Canaria, Ben had posted the best number of his career. He played in 30 games averaging career-best 11.4 points and 2.3 assists.
Looking for Opportunity
During 2014 free agency, Ben signed with Chicago Bulls. But before the start of the season, he was waived in October.
Later on November 1, 2014, in the 2014 NBA G League draft Ben was selected as the fifth pick by Grand Rapids Drive. But with mutual consent, he was waived.
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.
Ben Hansbrough | Post Career
Ben Hansbrough decided to hang up his shoes and join 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 on Real Estate Development. Ben, alongside Dareen Oliver, started a company, Oliver and Hansbrough Development LLC.
Ben Hansbrough | Personal Life and Siblings
Ben Hansbrough is married to Loryn Hansbrough. They married in 2017. Loryn is 28 years old. She is an Instagram star and also a Beauty Counter website ambassador.
They have 2 children together. Firstly, their son’s name is Benjamin Hansbrough, who was born in 2018. Likewise, their daughter’s name is Leighton, who was born in 2019.
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 runner and trail runner who has participated in many races.
Greg is a perfect example of inspiration. Although being 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 Chinese Basketball Association for Sichuan Blue Whites.
Likewise, he graduated from UNC in 2009, winning NCCA and several National players of year awards. In 2010 Tyler jersey number 50 was retired by UNC.
Tyler was drafted in the 2009 NBA draft as the 13th overall pick. Although being one of the top players in college, Tyler didn’t shine in NBA more than expected. Over his 8 years in NBA, he played for 3 teams averaging 6.7 points and 4.2 rebounds.
Ben Hansbrough | Social Media Net Worth
Ben Hansbrough has Instagram and Twitter handles. He has about 5k followers on Instagram. He is making fair use of social media for advertising and marketing purposes.
On Instagram, he mostly posts details and information about properties which is up for sale.
Ben Hansbrough | Net Worth
In the past, Ben Hansbrough made a fair amount of money playing in different basketball leagues around the world.
During his time in Indiana Pacers, he earned around $473,604 in one season. Other details of his salary contract are not revealed.
Real state business is booming across the world. It has been a money-making sector. So, currently, as a co-founder and agent of real state development, Ben must be earning 6 figure salary.
Frequently Asked Question(FAQs)
What is Ben Hansbrough doing now?
At present, Ben Hansbrough is co-founder of Oliver and Hansbrough Development LLC. After he retired from basketball, he also worked as an assistant coach for Western Kentucky before stepping into the real state world.
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 one 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 had played a total of 134 games in college. Among them, 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%.