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Encyclopedia > Travis Hansen

Travis Mitchell Hansen (born April 15, 1978, in Provo, Utah) is a professional basketball player, formerly of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. He was drafted by the Hawks in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft, 37th overall, and played 41 games for them, starting four, averaging 3.0 points per game. April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Map showing Provo, Utah Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Atlanta Hawks are a professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... 2003 NBA Draft - 26 June 2003 The 2003 NBA Draft is known for having one of the most talented draft pools in recent draft history, with four third-year stars (LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade, as well as other emerging stars (Chris Kaman, Josh Howard, Kyle...

Hansen first played college basketball near his hometown of Orem, Utah at Utah Valley State College from 1996-1997. After serving as a Mormon missionary in Santiago, Chile for two years, he played basketball at Brigham Young University for three seasons, from 2001-2003. With his selection by the Hawks in 2003, he became the first BYU men's basketball player to be drafted since Shawn Bradley in 1993. Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... , or UVSC, is a publicly-funded college located in Orem, Utah. ... It has been suggested that Senior Missionaries be merged into this article or section. ... The snowcapped Andes above downtown Santiago Santiago (Spanish:  ) is Chiles capital and largest city. ... Brigham Young University, often referred to as BYU, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... Shawn Paul Bradley (born March 22, 1972 in Landstuhl, West Germany (now Germany)) is a 7 ft. ...

Known for his defensive ability and outside shooting, Hansen played one season for the Hawks before signing with Tau Vitoria in Spain, helping the team to back-to-back trips to the Euroleague Final Four and the Spanish League finals. In 2006, ULEB Cup Champions Dynamo Moscow signed him to a two-year contract. Saski Baskonia SAD is a Spanish basketball club from the Basque city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. ... The Euroleague is a high-caliber professional basketball league with teams from all over Europe. ... The ULEB Cup is a second-caliber professional basketball league with teams from Europeean federation associated to ULEB (Basketball European Leagues Union), that havent qualified to Euroleague. ... MBC Dynamo Moscow (Russian: ) is a Russian basketball club In 2005, Dynamo Moscow became the first in the ULEB Cup and qualified for the Euroleague 2006-07 for the first time. ...


  • NBA.com Prospect Profile: Travis Hansen
  • "Hansen showing skills with Hawks", Todd Hollingshead, 9 December 2003, BYU Daily Universe.
  • "Dynamo Tabs Travis Hansen", July 17 2006, Euroleague.net.
  • Euroleague Profile

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SI.com - 2003 NBA Draft - Travis Hansen (369 words)
Hansen demonstrated unusual strength for a guard at the pre-draft camp and appears to be strong enough to defend NBA wing players.
Hansen was forced to have numerous tattoos removed before enrolling at BYU, which has a strict code of conduct.
Hansen's age of 25 he spent two years on a Mormon mission after his freshman year at BYU - may also be a source of worry for teams in the draft.
Travis Hansen gets warm welcome from Jazz fans :: CougarBlue, Provo Utah (683 words)
The first time I thought Travis Hansen had a shot to play in the NBA was in Brisbane, Australia, when he was a freshman at UVSC.
Hansen played the final three minutes of the third quarter and checked in again with 8:35 of the game, replacing Stephen Jackson, who fouled out and picked up a pair of technicals on his way to the locker room.
Hansen finished with two points (free throws) and was 0-for-3 from the field and had one rebound in 15 minutes.
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