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  1. 2014 NBA Draft Preview: Six first round prospects that will be busts

    Jun 24, 2014, 7:15 PM EST

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    Which first round prospects will end up struggling in the NBA?

  2. Could P.J. Hairston opt for the D-League this season?

    Dec 23, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    Although former North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston will no longer play for the Tar Heels after last week’s announcement from the University that they wouldn’t seek his re-instatement from the NCAA, the 6-foot-5 junior guard still has options to play basketball this season, including playing in the NBA’s Developmental League. According to a story from…

  3. P.J. Hairston’s UNC career comes to an end as the school will not apply for his reinstatement

    Dec 20, 2013, 1:09 PM EST

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    When it was announced prior to North Carolina’s game against Texas on Wednesday night that senior guard Leslie McDonald was eligible to play, many wondered when there would be a decision regarding the status of junior guard P.J. Hairston. However unlike McDonald, North Carolina had yet to apply for reinstatement on Hairston’s behalf, instead continuing…

  4. Leslie McDonald has been cleared, while reports say P.J. Hairston unlikely to play this season

    Dec 18, 2013, 2:31 PM EST

    Leslie McDonald, P.J. Hairston

    On Wednesday afternoon, the NCAA announced that North Carolina guard Leslie McDonald had been cleared, effective immediately. He missed nine games and will have to pay $1,783 to the charity of his choice for receiving impressible benefits. Sources informed Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports McDonald was expected to be cleared, but the source was also said that P.J.…

  5. Rick Barnes: ‘I imagine what Roy [Williams] is going through’ waiting for NCAA decision

    Dec 17, 2013, 3:21 PM EST

    Rick Barnes

    It’s the end of the first semester and No. 14 North Carolina is still waiting for a decision from the NCAA on the eligibility status of guards P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald. The Tar Heels have been without the duo for the first nine games of the season, and they will both likely be in street…

  6. Duke fan does not appreciate ‘Free PJ’ sign in Cameron (GIF)

    Dec 17, 2013, 1:27 PM EST

    ESPNU Broadcast

        Someone managed to get a “Free PJ” sign into Cameron Indoor Stadium last night, and it appears as if a Duke fan was none-too-pleased about it. They were Carolina fans, and my guess is that they were the people responsible for the “Free PJ” being yelled at Quinn Cook while he shot free…

  7. John Henson is not happy about the way the NCAA is handling the P.J. Hairston case

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    @johnhenson31

    John Henson does not appear to be a fan of the NCAA. He’s in the NBA now, making millions as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, which makes it seem like a strange time to lash out like this until you consider the plight of his former teammates, P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald. North Carolina’s…

  8. Fats Thomas, felon linked to P.J. Hairston’s rental cars, gets a plea deal

    Nov 21, 2013, 12:22 PM EST

    North Carolina v Kansas

    Fats Thomas, a convicted felon linked to the rental cars that North Carolina’s P.J. Hairston was driving this sumer, has accepted a plea deal for an arrest from last November. Thomas received 36 months of supervised probation in the deal, was given a suspended sentence of 23-to-47 months and will be forced to do 100…

  9. Without P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald, North Carolina unimpressive in win over Holy Cross

    Nov 15, 2013, 10:21 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas v North Carolina

    North Carolina had no problem disposing of Oakland in their season-opening game against Oakland, beating the Golden Grizzlies 84-61 without the services of P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald. Against Holy Cross, however, that was hardly the case as North Carolina had to fight their way to a 62-54 victory. The Crusaders, who finished 12-18 a…

  10. 2013-14 Season Preview: The nation’s most important players

    Nov 1, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Marcus Smart

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  11. P.J. Hairston gets loudest ovation, shines at North Carolina’s Late Night with Roy (VIDEO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    P.J. Hairston

    P.J. Hairston’s offseason was well-documented, as the North Carolina junior guard couldn’t stay out of trouble. Even though it is unclear when Hairston will take the floor this season, he did appear in front of the Tar Heel faithful in uniform on Friday night for the program’s annual Late Night with Roy. Despite his off-the-court…

  12. 2013-2014 Season Preview: The Top 20 Off-Guards

    Oct 22, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Gary Harris

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  13. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 12 North Carolina Tar Heels

    Oct 17, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Roy Williams

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  14. P.J. Hairston pays fine for last unresolved traffic violation

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:13 AM EST

    P.J. Hairston

    P.J. Hairston’s legal issues are now officially resolved. Three times this summer, Hairston found himself cited for a traffic violation, the last of which was settled on Friday. Hairston was pulled over for driving 54 mph in a 45 mph zone in May in a Chevy Camaro rented by an associate of convicted felon Fats…

  15. P.J. Hairston hilariously pranks teammate Marcus Paige (VIDEO)

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Villanova v North Carolina

    P.J. Hairston had a rough summer, but it wasn’t enough to get North Carolina’s leading scorer booted from the team. He may have lost his chance to spend the season in a leadership role for the Tar Heels, but, as Leslie McDonald told Bret Strelow of the Fayetteville Observer, “I can tell you his spirits…

  16. Top 25 non-conference games for 2013-2014

    Sep 30, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our previews for the month, click…

  17. P.J. Hairston cleared to practice at North Carolina, but when will he play?

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:10 PM EST

    P.J. Hairston

    It goes without saying that North Carolina junior guard P.J. Hairston experienced an eventful offseason. Traffic stops, a reported connection to a nefarious character who goes by the nickname of “Fats” and questions regarding vehicles driven by Hairston ultimately led to head coach Roy Williams making the decision in late July to suspend the Tar…

  18. Judge reschedules North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston’s appearance date

    Sep 13, 2013, 4:05 PM EST

    Villanova v North Carolina

    With his status for the upcoming season (meaning how many games, if any, will he miss) yet to be announced by the powers that be at North Carolina, junior guard P.J. Hairston still has a speeding ticket to deal with. Due to appear in court on Friday, Hairston was not in attendance and his appearance…

  19. Haydn ‘Fats’ Thomas rented GMC Yukon for P.J. Hairston according to police report

    Jul 12, 2013, 5:23 PM EST

    Villanova v North Carolina

    This week has provided a mixed bag of sorts for North Carolina fans when it comes to the future of guard P.J. Hairston. On one hand, there’s the good news that there will be no additional criminal charges in the case that resulted in Hairston’s being cited on charges of driving without a license and…

  20. Report: Another Hairston to Haydn Thomas link emerges

    Jul 6, 2013, 8:31 PM EST

    North Carolina v Kansas

    USA Today is really on top of things this summer. Eric Prisbell, the paper’s college basketball reporter, has found evidence of an earlier traffic stop in which Hairston was driving a car with ties to Haydn Thomas. Thomas is the man whose name appears on the rental receipt for the 2013 Yukon that Hairston was…

  21. P.J. Hairston reportedly turning down NBA draft, will return to UNC

    Apr 7, 2013, 3:07 PM EST

    P.J. Hairston

    North Carolina sophomore P.J. Hairston will not enter the 2013 NBA Draft and will instead return to school for his junior season, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting. Hairston was the Tar Heels’ second-leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this past season. North Carolina finished with an overall record of 25-11,…

  22. UNC’s P.J. Hairston hurt in practice, won’t play versus IU

    Nov 26, 2012, 4:32 PM EST

    P.J. Hairston

    North Carolina will be down one of its top wings for Tuesday’s game against Indiana. ESPN.com’s Robbi Pickeral is reporting that sophomore forward P.J. Hairston injured his knee in practice on Sunday and was doubtful to play. Now, the program’s official Twitter account announced he will not play in tomorrow’s game against the no. 1-ranked…

  23. Is UNC’s Hairston ready to shoot to the top?

    Sep 22, 2012, 7:45 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas v North Carolina

    P.J. Hairston is used to not getting much respect. During recruiting, he complained that Duke didn’t spell his name right. Then he spent much of his freshman season at UNC buried on the bench behind a lineup of future NBA draft choices. Still, he carved out around 13 minute per game and a respectable backup…