HoopsHype PJ Hairston rumors
The NCAA has opened an investigation into North Carolina guard PJ Hairston’s connection with NBA agent Rodney Blackstock, Big Lead Sports has learned. According to a source, an NCAA investigator met with a University of North Carolina compliance officer this week regarding the relationship between the Tar Heels’ leading scorer from last season and Blackstock, who played at UNC-Greensboro a decade ago. Blackstock was in the news recently when it was revealed that he paid the AAU coach of Kansas star Ben McLemore thousands of dollars “on behalf of sports agents and financial advisers” who were courting McLemore. The Big Lead
For the second time in a week, reports are circulating that North Carolina basketball star P.J. Hairston has decided to return to school for his junior year next season. This time, however, the news is coming directly from his mother Wendy Mailey, not some unnamed source. So there’s a reasonable chance there’s some accuracy to it. With Hairston and his explosive scoring potential back in Carolina blue, the attention now turns to the impending decisions of teammates James Michael McAdoo and Reggie Bullock. Wilmington NC News
Wendy Poteat, the mother of North Carolina sophomore guard P.J. Hairston, refuted on Sunday a report that her son had made up his mind to return to school for his junior season. "We are still in the process and once the decision is made it will be announced by UNC," Poteat said during a phone interview. Citing "sources," Jeff Goodman, a national college basketball reporter for CBSSports.com, reported through his Twitter account that Hairston had decided to return. Charlotte Observer
There are many NBA scouts who believe both P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald could start on most high major NCAA teams and they probably would average 16-20 points. Once the game quickly got out of hand, Roy Williams turned to both of them and both delivered. The two combined for 39 points and shot 10-for-17 from behind the 3-point line. ESPN.com
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