The early days of "Psycho T" Tyler Hansbrough in Poplar Bluff

Tyler “Psycho-T” Hansbrough, now leading the University of North Carolina Tarheels in their pursuit of another NCAA men's basketball championship, was profiled, along with his brother Ben, by the Riverfront Times back in September 2004.

Not surprisingly, the story is coming back to life on the web, as more readers are interested in learning about the tenacious center from Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Read the story here.

An excerpt:

In their free time, Ben (now playing basketball at Mississippi State University) enjoys cavorting with friends while Tyler retreats to the solitude of one of the area's local fishing holes.

"That's the Bluff comin' out," Tyler concedes.

-Nick Lucchesi

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