P.J. HAIRSTON NEWS

Gordon's DWI with Hairston's car followed random swap

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston says he and Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl receiver Josh Gordon decided to swap vehicles following a chance meeting at a grocery store. Gordon was arrested for driving while impaired in Hairston's 2015 Cadillac Escalade in Raleigh. That random encounter brought together two athletes who have had their share of troubles. Hairston...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets look into altercation involving Hairston

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets say they are looking into an altercation involving rookie P.J. Hairston and a person his agent described as an area high school player during a pickup basketball game at the Durham YMCA. The Hornets issued a statement Sunday night saying they're aware of the incident and "are in the process of gathering additional information." Hairston's agent...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

P.J. Hairston Still A Part Of North Carolina Basketball Family, Playing Pickup With Tar Heels In Chapel Hill Today

P.J. Hairston was dismissed from the North Carolina basketball program in 2013 following a a high-profile investigation that placed the shooting guard’s eligibility at risk.  The 6-foot-5 sharpshooter apparently still remains a part of the Tar Heels’ basketball family, though.  Hairston was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of last week’s NBA Draft, allowing...
Via College Spun
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Surprise pick, trades highlight Hornets strong draft

CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte Hornets went into the 2014 NBA Draft looking to dramatically improve their team considering they had the No. 9 and No. 24 draft picks. They feel like they did so in spades with whom they selected. With their first pick, the Hornets took 6-foot-10 forward Noah Vonleh, who was the Big 10 Freshman of the Year after averaging 11.3 points and a conference-high...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige Supports Former Teammate: ‘I’m officially a Hornets fan! All day #FreePJ’

Over the past year and a half, P.J. Hairston’s basketball career has taken him from North Carolina to Texas to back to North Carolina. The shooting guard was dismissed from the Tar Heels’ program in 2013 following an arrest. Hairston spent the 2013-14 season playing for the Texas Legends of the NBA Developmental League. Tonight, the Charlotte Hornets selected the sharpshooter...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Everything you need to know leading up to the NBA Draft

Besides March Madness, this is the most exciting time of the year for college stars aspiring to NBA pros. In one night, the lives of many and the future of a franchise change forever. That’s what makes the NBA Draft so exciting and so intriguing. There are a lot of questions going into this year’s draft, especially since the news of Joel Embiids injury. So, here is your guide...
Via TopSportsReport
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Profile: PJ Hairston – NC

P.J. Hairston If former North Carolina graduate, PJ Hairston, is not a lottery pick in the 2014 NBA Draft it is not because of a lack of talent.  PJ has all the talent that a team in the mid to late lottery would want in a prospect.  The biggest detriment to Hairston is his past.  Before his Junior season as a Tar Heel began Hairston was suspended by the NCAA for the first ten...
Via TornBySports
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: P.J. Hairston, Eric Ebron Ready To “Put On” For Greensboro in Pros

Former North Carolina athletes P.J. Hairston and Eric Ebron are two of the best athletes to ever come out of the city of Greensboro, NC. The two have followed similar paths to where they are now: both went to high school in Greensboro before attending UNC and turning themselves into highly regarded prospects in their sport’s 2014 Draft. Ebron was drafted 10th overall by the Detroit...
Via College Spun
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: P.J. Hairston drawing interest from Lakers, Clippers, Jazz

If your team needs points in a hurry then PJ Hairston is your man. His jumper isn’t quite Stephen Curry but it’s pretty darn good. At the shooting guard position, that player should be able to do just that…shoot. Hairston’s collegiate career had a slow start and a rocky ending but in between, he managed to put a few points on the board and make opposing coaches scratch...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft14 Predictions: Sixers Second Round Options

With the 2014 NBA draft lottery now less than a week away, experts have spent a lot of their time focusing on the top of the draft and the potential first round selections for each team involved. We here at Philadunkia broke down the Sixers’ potential first round picks in the past few weeks (first selection, second selection) as we now await the ping pong balls to (hopefully...
Via Philadunkia
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft Dark Horse Prospects Include Deonte Burton, P.J. Hairston

We’ve heard the endless debate about whether Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker or Joel Embiid should go No. 1 and taken a look at some of the leading prospects just outside those top three — although a shake-up might be coming. We even broke down some potential impact seniors. The key to the draft, for those without a blockbuster pick, is gaining decent value out of their selections...
Via NESN.com
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC basketball: Top impact newcomer for 2014-15 season

Justin Jackson shoots a jump shot in the McDonald’s All-American Game This year’s recruiting class for the Tar Heels has been hyped up a good amount and hopefully the 3 players will be what they are hyped up to be…or better. According to rivals.com, UNC currently sits at number three in the Class of 2014 team rankings. Their recruiting class is only behind Duke at number one...
Via isportsweb.com
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: NC State Fan Makes Sign Poking Fun At Former UNC Players Hairston, Felton

ESPN’s College GameDay may not be on-hand for tonight’s NC State vs. North Carolina tilt, but the fans are sure doing their part in the sign department. One Wolfpack fan made the connection between the legal trouble that former UNC stars P.J. Hairston and Raymond Felton have faced regarding possession of weapons and the concept of taking a “shot” in basketball. The result...
Via College Spun
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

These Tar Heels Are the Real Deal

Since 1974, North Carolina has missed the NCAA tournament just three times. But last month, the Tar Heels looked in danger of doing just that. Following a 15-point road loss to Virginia January 20, UNC was just 13-7 and a miserable 1-4 in ACC play. A generally remarkable program looked anything but. Despite wins against Louisville, Michigan State, and Kentucky, the Tar Heels had...
Via The Sports Post
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

These Tar Heels Are the Real Deal

Since 1974, North Carolina has missed the NCAA tournament just three times. But last month, the Tar Heels looked in danger of doing just that. Following a 15-point road loss to Virginia January 20, UNC was just 13-7 and a miserable 1-4 in ACC play. A generally remarkable program looked anything but. Despite wins against Louisville, Michigan State, and Kentucky, the Tar Heels had...
Via The Sports Post
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC trying to avoid 1st 0-4 start to ACC play

It took North Carolina only a couple of weeks to tumble from the Top 25 to the bottom of the ACC. The Tar Heels (10-6, 0-3) have never lost their first four ACC games in any season. To avoid that unwanted place in school history, they have to beat Boston College on Saturday. With no games since last weekend's loss at No. 2 Syracuse, they've had plenty of time to dwell on their...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-UNC star Hairston signs with NBA D-League team in Texas

Former North Carolina swingman P.J. Hairston has a new team: the Texas Legends. The Legends of the NBA Development League said Tuesday they had acquired the Tar Heels' leading scorer from last year. The team said Hairston - who didn't play at UNC this season due to NCAA violations - is the first player to enter the NBDL at midseason after starting the year in college. The team...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tobacco Road schools stumble at start of ACC play

Looks as if there's a dead end on Tobacco Road. Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest entered the week a combined 3-9 in Atlantic Coast Conference play after losing on the same day for perhaps the first time in the storied history of this hoops hotbed. The Tar Heels (10-6, 0-3) have last place all to themselves. The Blue Devils, Wolfpack and Demon Deacons (each 1-2 in...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Legends To Claim P.J. Hairston

The Texas Legends will claim P.J. Hairston off waivers. North Carolina announced on Dec. 20 that he would not seek reinstatement from the NCAA for Hairston. Hairston led the Tar Heels in scoring last season as a sophomore with 14.6 points a game and made 89 3-pointers. The Legends are first on the D-League's waiver list. The Dallas Mavericks own the Legends. Hairston will not be...
Via RealGM
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

P.J. Hairston Files D-League Papers

Former North Carolina Tar Heel P.J. Hairston has submitted papers to enter the NBA’s developmental league. Hairston was recently dismissed from the North Carolina basketball program for violating NCAA rules. PJ Hairston says in statement he submitted paperwork today to play in NBDL. — InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) January 10, 2014 Hairston has been in the news for all the...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Former North Carolina star Hairston plans to play in D-League

Former North Carolina player P.J. Hairston says he will play in the NBA Development League.
Via FOXSports.com
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Former North Carolina star Hairston plans to play in D-League

Former North Carolina player P.J. Hairston says he will play in the NBA Development League. In a statement, Hairston said he submitted paperwork to play in the league Friday afternoon. He also said he is taking an online course through UNC toward his communications major and turned in his first assignment Thursday. The Tar Heels' leading scorer never played this season after the...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hairston not enrolled for spring semester at UNC

P.J. Hairston is no longer enrolled as a student at North Carolina. In an email Thursday, team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Hairston isn't enrolled for spring semester classes according to the university registrar's office. The Tar Heels' leading scorer never played this season after the school decided last month not to seek his reinstatement for NCAA rules violations, including...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Kentucky-North Carolina Preview

North Carolina has played three straight close games in Chapel Hill, enduring plenty of excitement on and off the court. That shouldn't be the case Friday night against Northern Kentucky. The Tar Heels face the Norse for the first time in their second-to-last tuneup before beginning their ACC schedule on Jan. 5. A 97-85 overtime win Saturday against Davidson followed a three-point...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Hairston To HBCU: A Lofty Dream

This photo-shopped pic of P.J. Hairston in a WSSU uniform is a lofty dream for many HBCU fans. (Brian McLaughlin photo)North Carolina fans may have cringed when they found out P.J. Hairston won't return to the basketball team, but it gave others hope. Or at least, opportunity for wishful thinking. Not long after the announcement that UNC would not attempt to reinstate him was made...
Via HBCU Gameday
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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