P.J. Hairston News Archive

Video: UNC beats Villanova for Roy Williams' 700th career win - March 22, 2013

P.J. Hairston scores a game-high 23 points and North Carolina defeats Villanova, 78-71, in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. It’s the 23rd straight NCAA Tournament that a Roy Williams-coached team has won a game in the tournament. The win is also the 700th of Williams’ career.

A closer look at UNC basketball 2018 commits Coby White and Rechon Black

There are two recruits from the 2018 class committed to UNC: combo guard Coby White and small forward Rechon Black. Both players are among the top 70 of 247Sports' 2018 recruit rankings, and teammates on Chris Paul’s AAU team "CP3" — whose former players include former Tar Heels Reggie Bullock, P.J. Hairston, Brice Johnson and current UNC senior Theo Pinson.

P.J. Hairston arrested in Wrightsville Beach

Former UNC basketball player P.J. Hairston was arrested on an outstanding warrant in Wrightsville Beach Wednesday. A man driving Hairston's car was stopped by officers, who asked where the car owner was. Officers discovered the car's owner -- Hairston -- had a warrant out of Orange County for harassing communication. House said Hairston was arrested without incident.

Return to Greensboro produces nostalgia, Tar Heel win

The ghosts were there. That section of floor over there is where P.J. Hairston bled during the ACC Tournament semis in 2013. That spot is where Kendall Marshall broke his wrist in the NCAA’s first weekend back in 2012. That spot over there is where the Irish celebrated their title win over the Heels in ’15. Carolina and Notre Dame threw their best haymakers.

J.P. Tokoto, P.J. Hairston teammates again in NBA D-League

J.P. Tokoto led Rio Grande Valley with a season-high 28 points. Tokoto also provides a steady hand on defense. In his last five games, Tokoto has 14 steals. The Vipers welcomed back P.J. Hairston, who had missed more than a month with a groin injury. Hairston added 11 points and provides another sharpshooter who can play multiple positions.

P.J. Hairston Waived by Houston Rockets

P.J. Hairston was waived Saturday by the Rockets, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports. The former first-round pick was forced to settle for a partially-guaranteed deal from the Rockets in training camp after shooting a woeful 34.3 percent from the floor through his first two seasons, but did little to rebuild his stock in the preseason.

Report: Houston Rockets sign P.J. Hairston to training camp deal

The Houston Rockets have added more depth to their wing positions. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that the Rockets have signed P.J. Hairston to a training camp deal, with the team holding exclusive D-League rights to the veteran. Hairston last played with the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2015-16 season, quickly winning the starting shooting guard job.

Center Brandon Huffman Commits to UNC Basketball

Like P.J. Hairston, Isaiah Hicks and Coby White before him, Brandon Huffman couldn't wait to be a Tar Heel. Not long after receiving a scholarship offer from Roy Williams, Huffman verbally committed to UNC on Sunday, multiple sources confirm. Huffman, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound center from Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God, is UNC's third commitment in the class of 2017.

Brooklyn Nets work out Kendall Marshall, P.J. Hairston

As beat writers straggled out of the Sean Marks - Kenny Atksinson press conference at HSS Training Center and headed for the elevators Tuesday, they spotted a trio of NBA free agents, all dressed as if they had just worked out . In fact, they had. P.J. Hairston, Jorge Gutierrez and Kendall Marshall were leaving HSS after a workout with the Nets staff.

P.J. Hairston Works Out For Los Angeles Lakers

Former Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, and North Carolina player, P.J. Hairston, was one of several free agents to workout with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers held a free agent minicamp where they worked out six players with NBA experience. Hairston is still looking for a home this upcoming season as he has not yet been signed by a team.

2018 athlete Tre' Turner: Two sports, one special talent

Tre' Turner loves sports. He lives them, breathes them and even eats them when he isn't hitting up his family’s restaurant, Boss Hog’s Bar-B-Que. Turner’s first infatuation was basketball, following his brother and 2014 NBA first-round draft pick P.J. Hairston on the AAU circuit when he was just a month old. Though that fire is still burning strong 16 years later, another has kindled: football.

Hornets' P.J. Hairston Traded to Memphis Grizzlies

Charlotte Hornets guard P.J. Hairston has been traded to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a three-team trade involving the Hornets and Heat, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. According to the source, Hairston heads to Memphis along with former Heat big man Chris Andersen and two second-round picks. In exchange, the Hornets receive Courtney Lee.

P.J. Hairston slides into defensive stopper role for Hornets

Defensive contributions tend to go unnoticed. Charlotte Hornets guard P.J. Hairston has settled into his second NBA season as a defensive facilitator. “When you keep doing little things, something big is going to happen in the end,” he said. “That’s how I look at it.”

Should P.J. Hairston continue to start for the Charlotte Hornets?

While many Hornets are playing some of the best basketball of their careers, second-year swingman P.J. Hairston is decidedly not. Defensively, Hairston's been great. He plays hard, rotates well, and more often than not makes sound defensive plays. He's yet to earn the respect of referees around the league, however, and is frequently whistled for blocking and shooting fouls.

P.J. Hairston glad to be starting even after Hornets declined his contract option

The Hornets refused to guarantee P.J. Hairston all of $1.25 million — of an $89 million salary cap — for next season. The Hornets have started Hairston in all four games this season. Hairston was the only 2014 first-round NBA Draft pick whose third-year option was not picked up by Monday's deadline.

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