The move was reported on June 26, quoting Hansbrough in U.S. newspapers. But Bayern Munich officially announced the move on June 30.
“Ben Hansbrough is a player of very high quality on offense and defense. He has an excellent outside shot and can drive to the basket. What was important for us was that he always has an eye for the better-position teammate. We are looking forward to welcoming him to Munich soon,” said Bayern sports director Marko Pesic on the team’s website.
Hansbrough, the younger brother of NBA power forward Tyler Hansbrough of the Indiana Pacers, went undrafted as many NBA teams went with young players with potential and possible foreign stars. The guard had an outstanding four year career at Notre Dame.
As a senior he averaged 18.4 points as well as 4.3 assists for the 27-4 Fighting Irish.
“I got a great offer. It’s something that I couldn’t pass up. I feel good about it,” Hansbrough told the South Bend Tribune daily.
Hansbrough can play both guard positions as he shot 43.5 percent from three-point range and grabbed 3.9 rebounds.
Hansbrough is the second addition to Bayern’s squad for the 2011-12 season after Munich added German international Philipp Schwethelm.