UNC's Hansbrough 'not thinking about' NBA -- for now

Updated: April 6, 2008, 1:52 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- North Carolina's season had just ended when the questions began about the futures of underclassmen Tyler Hansbrough, Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson.

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Hansbrough, who won several national player of the year awards this week, was in no mood to talk about entering the NBA draft instead of returning for his senior season Saturday night after the Tar Heels lost 84-66 to Kansas in the national semifinals.

"I'm not even thinking about that right now," said Hansbrough, his voice low and hushed in the locker room.

Ellington, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, and Lawson, a 5-11 sophomore, also said they hadn't thought about making the leap to the NBA. But Ellington did say he planned to talk about his options with his parents.


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