Travis Hansen Athlete Profile

#2 Travis Hansen

Travis Hansen
Positions: Guard, Forward Height: 6-6 Weight: 210 Roster Years: 2000-2003 Hometown: Orem, UT Last School: Utah Valley State College

Personal

Born April 1978 in Provo, Utah ... parents are Scott and Laurie Hansen ... has two brothers and two sisters ... sisters Heather and Hollie, who play on the basketball team at Mountain View in Orem, have committed to play basketball at BYU ... married to the former LaRee Merrell ... served a two-year LDS Church mission to Santiago, Chile ... majoring in health science with a business minor.

At BYU

CAPSULE: A versatile and athletic player, Travis Hansen could create his own shot, knock down the three, rebound and play strong defense ... His explosiveness was evidenced by game highs of 30 points and 17 rebounds ... He is effective when slashing to the basket and has range from the three-point arc... 2003 Consensus First Team All-MWC ... 2003 MWC Co-Defensive Player of the Year ... 2003 USBWA District 8 First Team ... A leader and good teammate, Hansen helped BYU achieve two NCAA bids and one NIT invitation in his three seasons as a Cougar ... BYU earned a 44-1 home record in his three years, a school record (previous record was 39-2 home mark during final three years Danny Ainge played from 1979-81)... He became the 35th Cougar in BYU history to score 1,000 career points and finished 24th all-time at BYU with 1,137 points in two-plus seasons ... He made 71 starts in 86 career games ... 2003 team captain and lone senior, he was the leader on and off the court, exhibiting confidence and determination ... Led team in scoring the past two season (16.8 and 15.6)...Led 2003 team in blocks (20) and was second in rebounds (4.8) and assists (2.4) ... Led 2002 team in rebounds (6.2) ... 2002-03 Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team ... 2003 Chevrolet Player of the Game (NCAA vs. UConn, 21 points) ... Named Team MVP as junior and senior ... 2002 All-MWC Second Team ... Two-time MWC Player of the Week ... Achieved career highs of 30 points, 17 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals... His first season with the Cougars in 2000-01 he played a shortened season and a supporting role (5.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg) due to a broken foot he suffered after earning a starting assignment ... He played his freshman year at Utah Valley State College before going on an LDS Church mission ... At the 2003 Portsmouth Invitational, Hansen averaged 15.7 points, 5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in his three games, shooting 57.6 percent (19-33), including 62.5 percent from NBA three-point range (5-8), and 80 percent (4-5) of his free throws...He led the team in scoring in two games and had the top assist effort once...He was named to the Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team...Hansen was also singled out as the recient of the event's Sportsmanship Award...Hansen was drafted in the second round of the NBA draft as the 37th pick by the Atlanta Hawks...Hansen started the 2003-04 NBA season on the Atlanta Hawks roster. 

Before BYU

(Utah Valley State College): Played freshman season at Utah Valley State (junior) College in Orem, Utah ... averaged 11 points, five rebounds and four assists while shooting 47 percent from the floor and 40 percent on three-pointers ... averaged 18.6 points per game over the final 10 contests ... received team's Iron Man Award ... coached by Jeff Reinert.
(High School): Prepped at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah ... named Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune first-team all-state his senior season ... was the Region 4 Most Valuable Player ... selected to the Utah, All-West and USA all-star teams ... Mountain View team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year his final three seasons ... named school's athlete of the year ... averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists ... scored 30 or more points on several occasions ... recorded five triple-doubles as a senior ... coached by Rob Cuff.

Summary

Hansen is an MWC Player of the Year candidate entering his final season ... BYU's lone senior, he was the team's best player last year when he led the Cougars in scoring (15.6) and rebounding (6.2) ... He earned second-team All-MWC honors ... At 6-foot-6, he is an extremely athletic player who can create his own shot or knock down the three ... His explosiveness was evidenced by game highs of 30 points and 17 rebounds last year ... He is effective when slashing to the basket and has range from the three-point arc ... He shot 42.2 percent from three-point range last season ... His first season with the Cougars in 2000-01 he played a supporting role (5.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg) primarily due to a broken foot he suffered after earning a starting assignment ... He played his freshman year at Utah Valley State College before going on an LDS Church mission ... He sat out a year as a redshirt before joining the Cougars in 2000-2001.

Other College

Utah Valley State College: Played freshman season at Utah Valley State (junior) College in Orem, Utah ... averaged 11 points, five rebounds and four assists while shooting 47 percent from the floor and 40 percent on three-pointers ... averaged 18.6 points per game over the final 10 contests ... received team's Iron Man Award ... coached by Jeff Reinert.

Stats

CAREER HIGHS:
POINTS: 30 at Pepperdine 
FG MADE: 10 at Utah St, Pepp.
FG ATT: 19 at Pepperdine
FG%: .857 (6-7) at Weber St.
3FG MADE: 3 at USU  v. SDSU
3FG ATT: 6 vs. ASU
3FG%: 1.000 (2-2) v. Wyoming, at Memphis
FT MADE: 10 at Pepperdine
FT ATT: 15 at San Diego
FT %: 1.000 (10-10) at Pepp.
REB: 17 at Pepperdine
ASSISTS: 5 vs. UNLV, at Memphis
STEALS: 3 vs. UC Irvine, at Memphis
BLOCKS: 2 at U. San Diego
MINUTES: 43 at CSU


2000-2001 | Sophomore Year

He was fifth ton the team in scoring at 5.5 points per game and also grabbed 3.0 boards per contest ... averaged 8.2 points and 3.7 rebounds during BYU's season-best, six-game winning streak ... had three double figures scoring games ... scored a season-high 12 points, with 5 rebounds and 3 assists in win at Weber State, totaled 10 points and 3 rebounds in win vs. Idaho and 10 points, 4 rebounds in loss at Colorado State ... started nine games and the Cougars had a 7-2 record in those games with loses at Colorado State and Wyoming, where he suffered a stress fracture in his right foot ... despite injury, averaged 9.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in the two losses at CSU and Wyoming ... saw limited action in next game at home vs. Utah, which resulted in a complete fracture and forced him to miss the next nine conference games ... earned a starting position midway through the year before being sidelined by the fractured right foot ... played primarily a reserve role to senior Nathan Cooper after returning from his injury ... led the team in rebounding in wins vs. Rice and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... equaled a season-high 7 rebounds in NCAA Tournament loss to Cincinnati ... also pulled down 7 boards in win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and in loss at Wyoming ... had season-high 5 assists along with 5 rebounds and 8 points in Big Monday ESPN win over UNLV ... because of injury, played in 24 of 33 games overall ... shot 40.8 percent from the floor, including 29.4 percent on threes, and 71.8 percent from the line.

2001-2002 | Junior Year

Hansen earned second-team All-Mountain West Conference honors as BYU's leading scorer and rebounder ... averaged a team-leading 15.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game ... was second in assists at 1.5 assists per game and third in blocked shots (13) ... one of three players to start all 30 games along with Mark Bigelow and Matt Montague ... shot 43.5 percent from the floor, 42.2 percent from three-point range, and 75.8 percent from the line ... had the second-best three-point percentage in conference play (.472) among MWC players ... made 35 treys (1.2 per game), second on the team ... his explosiveness was evidenced by game highs of 30 points and 17 rebounds at Pepperdine ... scored 15 or more points in 11 of the last 13 games, including four games with 20 or more points ... led BYU in scoring a team-leading 14 times, including six of the last eight games ... reached double-digit points in 24 of 30 games, including 12 of the last 13 ... had a team-leading four double-doubles ... had 22 points and 11 rebounds at Utah and career-high 30 points and 17 rebounds at Pepperdine .... his 17 boards at Pepperdine is the most boards ever by a BYU guard and the most by a Cougar since forward Brett Applegate had 17 rebounds in December 1983 ... only 20 Cougars have ever had more than 17 boards in a game ... had 18 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Arizona State ... made 23 straight free throws until missing on his fourth attempt at home vs. SDSU ... played a key defensive role against All-American Casey Jacobsen in BYU's win over No. 13 Stanford ... held two-time Big West Player of the Year Jerry Green to nine points below his average and had a career-best 3 steals in BYU's NIT win over UC Irvine while scoring a game-high 23 points for BYU on the offensive end ... had 17 points and tied a career-best 5 assists and 3 steals at Memphis in the NIT second round.

2002-2003 | Senior Year

Hansen was one of two consensus All-MWC First Team picks and was named to the NABC Division I All-District 13 First Team and USBWA District 8 Team...Hansen led BYU in scoring (16.8) and blocks (0.6) and was second in rebounding (4.8) and assists (2.4)... HE was MWC Co-Defensive Player of the Year. He held CSU's Brian Greene to 2 points, more than 11 points below his average, shut down UNLV's Jermaine Lewis (2-11 for 4 points) and SDSU's leading scorer Tony Bland 2-7 for 7 points. He held Wyoming's Donta Richardson (18.2 ppg) to 9 points on 3-8 shooting... He reached 20 points for the ninth game of the year with a team-leading 21 vs. UConn in the NCAA Tournament, when he was named CBS/Chevrolet Player of the Game for BYU... He had 22 vs. CSU the prior game... He had 27 at CSU and 26 at UNM... Against Utah in Provo, he made a career-best 14 free throws on 15 attempts while recording his second double-double (also 12 pts, 12 rbs vs. SBU) of the year with 12 boards... He had a crowd-pleasing swat of a Britton Johnsen drive to the hoop... He finished his career 24th on BYU's scoring list, becoming 35th Cougar to top 1,000 points, finishing with 1,137.