From ACC Now:
Hansbrough has been so successful — winning the ACC Player of the Year award, being named ACC Tournament MVP, and being dubbed National Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News — that he’s been accused of being “overexposed” by some in the national media.
He said that only makes him want to win more.
“I feel like when you get to that certain level, somebody’s always look for something negative,” he said. “I don’t understand what they’re saying, but I also use it as motivation. I think there’s a lot of people out there who think I’ve been successful, or I wouldn’t have that status. But at the same time, I’m not always going to please everybody. I’m not trying to. I’m just trying to listen to a couple people, and that’s our coaching staff here.”
In other words Rick Morrissey, Mike Freeman, John Gasaway and any others who want to step up and whine incessantly about Hansbrough being overexposed or that voters are ignoring the performance in favor of media coverage should all know you are simply adding to his bulletin board.
I am also impressed with how level headed Hansbrough is with everything swirling around him and he understands that you cannot make everyone happy. Hansbrough is also narrowly focused on listening to what the coaches tell him. No wonder Roy loves him so much.