"Carolina is well-suited for Tyler," Poplar Bluff coach John David Pattillo said. "He's a player who will fit in very well."
Top recruit to pick Heels
Raleigh News & Observer
"The thing about it is, when I looked at everything, I've really gotten to build a good relationship with Coach Williams. Seeing how he develops players, how his teams are always good and North Carolina, with all their tradition."
Highly sought big man from Missouri picks UNC
Tyler Hansbrough, one of the most highly sought men's basketball recruits in the nation, will announce a commitment to North Carolina today.
Coveted basketball recruit to choose Tar Heels
North Carolina will make a major addition to its basketball recruiting class today by receiving a commitment from Tyler Hansbrough, a 6-9 forward from Popular Bluff (Mo.) High School.
Heels expect basketball commitment
"Also, playing in coach Williams' system will be a big benefit to him because that's the way we played him," added Pattillo, who has played Hansbrough in the high and low posts and, like Williams, runs plenty of secondary break.
North Carolina adds top basketball recruit
Greensboro News & Record
"My relationship with coach (Roy) Williams was the deciding factor in my decision. I started reading ‘The Carolina Way' just last week, and now I get to be a part of that very soon."
Missouri prep taps UNC
"The guy was trying to send a message and Tyler got slammed," the assistant coach says. "He just got up and walked to the free-throw line. He didn't point at the kid, didn't glare at him - nothing. He just hit the free throws and ran back and played defense. He did dunk on the kid later in the game."
Hansbrough's decision will end long-distance courtship
St Louis Dispatch