Hornets

Hairston signs with Hornets

Posted August 22, 2014

— P.J. Hairston, the guard who was dropped from the University of North Carolina Tar Heels for behavior issues and started his professional career in the NBA Development League in 2013-14, has signed a contract with the Charlotte Hornets, the team announced Friday. Terms of the deal were not released.

The Hornets drafted Hairston with the 26th pick overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, and he became the first D-League player ever to be taken in the first round.

During his Carolina career, Hairston averaged 10 points and 3.2 rebounds in 71 career games. In his sophomore season, he led the Tar Heels in scoring with a 14.6 points per game average.

A series of run-ins with the law cost Hairston his scholarship in Chapel Hill, but he landed with the D-League's Texas Legends, where he averaged 21.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 32.3 minutes, while shooting .453 from the field, .358 from beyond the three-point line and .870 from the free-throw line.

Questions about Hairston's character surfaced again this summer.

First he lent a vehicle to NFL wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was arrested for speeding and DWI in Raleigh over the Fourth of July weekend. Then he was issued a criminal summons for assault and battery following an altercation with a 17-year-old during a pick-up game.

“I still have a lot of growing up to do," Hairston allowed in an interview at Hornets camp.

His next court appearance in the assault is scheduled for Sept. 12.

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  • GK N.Ral Aug 24, 2014

    PERFECT. FIT!! A loser playing on a team of losers! How appropriate!

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Aug 22, 2014

    And in other equally interesting news, some paint dried somewhere...

  • Lamborghini Mercy Aug 22, 2014

    I can see Charlotte making a good run in the playoffs next year.

  • trustno1 Aug 22, 2014

    Have to agree with Packguy...sooner or later they will rue the day they signed him as he will never grow up or mature.

  • raleighboy524 Aug 22, 2014

    “I still have a lot of growing up to do," Hairston allowed in an interview at Hornets camp.

    Well, it's high time you manned up and grew up. Enough talk about growing up. You know what to do, so do it!

  • Jeanne Gunn Aug 22, 2014

    Hope PJ keeps focused and stays out of trouble and has finished his "growing up". He won't get many more chances if he slips up again.

  • packguy Aug 22, 2014

    Big mistake. They will regret it sooner rather than later.

  • Return of The Flagship Aug 22, 2014

    Gerald Hendergoon's weekend was just laid to #RUIN

    HEEELBLOOD!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOO-OO-OOOOOOT!!!!!

  • heelsforever Aug 22, 2014

    "He CHEATED! Wah! Wah Wah! He CHEATED!" - Alex25

  • 903 Free Jackson Boyer Aug 22, 2014

    Celebration time... Load up the SUV with guns and pot and head over to Holloway St...

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