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Hansbrough to become just 8th Tar Heel to have jersey retired

Updated: March 11, 2008, 4:29 PM ET
Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Tyler Hansbrough will soon take his place among a select group of North Carolina basketball greats.

The junior was honored as national player of the year by Sporting News on Tuesday, ensuring he will become just the eighth Tar Heel to have his number retired. When he leaves school, Hansbrough will join a list that includes Michael Jordan, James Worthy and Phil Ford on the front row of jerseys hanging from the Smith Center rafters.

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