Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Former North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston
submitted paperwork on Friday to play in the NBA Developmental League this
Hairston was arrested multiple times last June, leading to his suspension from
the UNC basketball program by head coach Roy Williams.
Last month, the university did not seek reinstatement from the NCAA for
Hairston, ending his career with the Tar Heels. Hairston is currently enrolled
in an online class at UNC.
"I am excited to continue to pursue my degree at UNC while also pursuing my
dream of becoming a professional basketball player," Hairston said in a
statement. "I appreciate all the support I've received during this process."
The 6-foot-6 shooting guard played two seasons for the Tar Heels, leading the
club in scoring at 14.6 points per game as a sophomore.
By submitting paperwork to the D-League, Hairston would enter the player pool
and is free to sign with any team. Hairston will also be eligible for the 2014
NBA draft. Jonathan Givony of Draft Express ranks Hairston as the 32nd best
draft eligible prospect.
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