Hairston plays in hometown charity game
Posted August 2, 2013
Updated August 4, 2013
Greensboro, N.C. — P.J. Hairston may be suspended from the University of North Carolina basketball team, but he took the court Friday evening in a charity basketball event in his hometown of Greensboro.
Because it was a non-sanctioned NCAA event, Hairston did not play in the game, but he coached from the sidelines. He also took part in a 3-point contest with current and former Tar Heels Reggie Bullock, Kendall Marshall and Wes Miller.
The junior forward was the Heels' offensive leader last season, averaging 14.6 points and converting a team-high 89 three-point shots.
Head coach Roy Williams suspended Hairston last Sunday after he notched a third traffic violation in three months.
On Friday, Hairston declined questions, saying he preferred to put the focus on the cause – raising money in memory of a pregnant mother and young son who were killed in a boating accident Memorial Day weekend.