28 Facts About Travis Hansen


Travis Mitchell Hansen was born on April 15,1978 and is an American former professional basketball player.


Travis Hansen played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.


Travis Hansen was drafted into the NBA by the Hawks, played two years for the Hawks and nine years in the EuroLeague.


Travis Hansen's mother died of pancreatic cancer in 1997 when Hansen was 18 years old.


Travis Hansen starred on his basketball team and graduated from Mountain View High School, where he averaged nearly a triple-double, 18.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 7.5 apg and was team captain of the Bruins when they were named Region Champions and Consolation Champions in 1996.


Travis Hansen began his college basketball career at Utah Valley State College in his hometown of Orem, Utah, where he averaged 11.2 ppg and 3.6 rpg.


Travis Hansen went on to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile, for two years.


Travis Hansen transferred from Utah Valley University to Brigham Young University, where he graduated with a BA in health science.


Travis Hansen later earned a certificate of non-profit management from Duke University.


Travis Hansen played basketball for the BYU Cougars from 2000 to 2003.


Travis Hansen was a two-time All-MWC selection, MWC Defensive Player of the Year, and a two-time All-District selection.


Travis Hansen was known for his defensive ability, vertical leap, intensity, and outside shooting.


Travis Hansen posted career highs of 30 points and 17 rebounds in a single game against Pepperdine during his junior year.


Travis Hansen was voted by ESPN as one of the top five guards in the NBA draft in 2003.


Travis Hansen was drafted by the Hawks in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft, 37th overall.


Travis Hansen signed a two-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks following the draft.


Travis Hansen played 41 games for them the first season, starting four, averaging 3.0 points per game.


Travis Hansen had a stress fracture in his right foot that caused him to miss 40 games.


Travis Hansen's career-high was against the Boston Celtics; he played 41 minutes, scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and had 4 assists.


Travis Hansen averaged 10.5 ppg and 3.3 rpg in his last year in Vitoria before heading to Dynamo Moscow.


Travis Hansen was voted the favorite player in 2004 by fans in Vitoria, Spain.


In February 2008, Travis Hansen extended his contract with Dynamo Moscow signing a three-year deal, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree giving Travis Hansen Russian citizenship.


In March 2008, Travis Hansen received Russian citizenship or a "red passport" in order to allow him to play for the senior men's Russian national basketball team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Travis Hansen was the second American player ever to receive a Russian passport.


Travis Hansen signed a shoe deal with Adidas who is the main sponsor of Real Madrid.


In May 2010, during a practice session with Real Madrid, Travis Hansen suffered a herniated disc and had to have a discectomy.


Travis Hansen is the author of The Next Few Years Will Change Your Life, a book published by Deseret Book in 2012.


In 2020, Travis Hansen appeared in an episode of Dream Home Makeover.