Found March 15, 2012 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- P.J. Hairston was all smiles Thursday before North Carolina's public workout at the Greensboro Coliseum. He sat in front of his locker with a glow illuminating his face as the media descended upon the Tar Heels spread around their locker room. Hairston is happy because he feels normal again. He feels like the guy who helped the Heels earlier in the season by draining perimeter shots. That guy had tons of fun, and finally the pleasure of the game has returned. A freshman from right here in Greensboro, Hairston converted 17 of his first 35 3-point attempts of the season, including 3 of 4 in a one-point loss at Kentucky. He flared up to hit 4 of 9 in a win over Monmouth on New Year's Day, but from that point to before last Sunday's ACC championship game loss to Florida State, Hairston was 9-for-55, including a stretch of six consecutive games in which he failed to sink a perimeter shot. Hairston, who is right handed, injured his left wrist in November...
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