Phog.net: "Is July still looking like a logical time for you to make a decision regarding where you want to attend school?"
TH: "Yeah, I planning on mid to late July."
Phog.net: "Any chance that could get pushed back at all?"
TH: "Yes, that's very possible."
Phog.net: "Are you down to three schools now Tyler?"
Phog.net: "It has been reported and speculated in the past that the Tigers were no longer in the picture. What has changed?"
TH: "Honestly, they were kind of out of it. But, I've gotten a chance to talk to them and I now know their situation. Maybe they're still in it."
Phog.net: "What has been going through your mind concerning Kansas in the past month or so since we last talked?"
TH: "I really enjoy the players and the coaches there. Also, I love the campus, that was one of the most impressive things."
Phog.net: "KU already has a couple of impressive commitments for 2005 in Mario Chalmers, one of the best point guards in the class, and Micah Downs who is a top 20 talent. Does that give you more desire to give the Jayhawks some serious consideration?"
TH: "Yeah, actually it does when you have a good point guard. Hopefully he can pass the ball because I know he can score. That should really make a difference having good players at every position."
Phog.net: "What are your current thoughts concerning Kentucky?"
TH: "Lexington is a great town, and they have really talented players. You know they are going to be a good team with or without me."
Phog.net: "And the Tar Heels?"
TH: "Coach Williams and the tradition there is just great."
Phog.net: "Do you have a favorite as of right now Tyler?"
TH: "No, I'm still wide open."
Phog.net: "You're such a highly rated player in your class and at your position. Is there any chance you could head straight to the NBA out of high school?"
TH: "Yeah, I mean if someone wants to give me 15 million dollars (chuckles). Anything over 5 million and I'm going. If I'm a lottery pick I'm going. I don't care what anybody says, I'd love to play in the NBA."
Phog.net: "Do you think you have a chance to be a lottery pick?"
TH: "No, I think I need to go to college and get experience. When I go to college, as of right now, I'm planning on going somewhere for four years. It's not just going to be a bus stop for me. Where ever I go, I really want to help the team and improve my game while I'm doing it."
Tyler Hansbrough Scout Profile