"Well, I went to the horse races so that was pretty cool," Hansbrough said. "I played pickup ball in the morning. Patrick Sparks was my host and he showed me around campus. I had a nice talk with Coach Smith about where I fit in and who they have coming in. It'd be a heckuva team if I went there with the players they have coming up."
Hansbrough said he learned a little about the culture of UK basketball while he was down there.
"I didn't know how crazy people are about basketball. Everywhere you went, everyone knew the basketball players and Coach Smith. It was just crazy. Someone walked up to me and started talking to me like he knew me and I didn't even know who it was."
Lexington is just one of those places where everybody knows hoops. It seemed to leave a positive impression on Tyler, though he says he's not done making visits.
Hansbrough declined to name a leader at this point saying that he doesn't think anyone has surged ahead.