Some prospects in the 2005 class have not taken a single official visit. However, that's not the case with Tyler Hansbrough who will log another trip to a big time program this weekend. The high school junior has already checked out Florida, North Carolina, and home state school Missouri.
Hansbrough will take his fourth official visit this weekend to Kentucky to see what the Wildcat basketball program has to offer. The talented power forward shares what he thinks about UK. "As of right now I like them. I'm going to find out this Saturday and Sunday how much I like them."
Hansbrough plans on driving from his home in Southeast Missouri to Lexington to check out the campus. The Poplar Bluff product describes what he's looking for in terms of a college. "How the program can develop me as a player is important along with the current players there. The campus is another factor along with the environment."
Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith has had some conversations in the past with Hansbrough. "I think he's an awesome coach from talking to him on the phone." The Wildcats have already offered him a scholarship, but so have all of the other major players including Florida, North Carolina, and Missouri.
Hansbrough claims KU has a chance to land his fifth and final official visit. "Kansas is still in the mix. They're not too far away from home, and I like Coach Self a lot." Self called Hansbrough about three weeks ago, the Jayhawks have already offered the prep star as well. The other two schools who want Hansbrough to take an official and have just as good of chance as KU does of making that happen are Duke and Connecticut.
Don't expect the Midwest talent to pick a school to play for anytime soon. Hansbrough is busy this summer with AAU tournaments across the country. In fact, he just got home from the Boo Williams Tourney in Virginia this past weekend. "I liked the competition. It's different from high school ball, but I felt I did well."