Hairston Bio

P.J. Hairston Bio

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Full Name: Samuel Peterson Hairston Jr.
Position: Guard/Forward
Height/Weight: 6-6 (1.98 m)/ 230 (104.3 kg)
Birthdate: December 24, 1992 (Greensboro, N.C.)
High School: Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.) School: North Carolina
Team: Texas Legends (NBA D-League), North Carolina

An early entry candidate for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Ranked sixth in the NBA D-League in scoring in 2013-14 among players still on rosters at the conclusion of the regular season. Selected First Team All-ACC Tournament as a UNC sophomore.

2013-14: Joined the Texas Legends in January 2014, after North Carolina elected not to apply for the reinstatement of his college eligibility following violations of NCAA rules. Averaged 21.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.4 blocks in 32.3 minutes per game over the season for Texas. Selected NBA D- League All-Rookie Second Team. Shot 45.3 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from three-point range and 87.0 percent from the line. Posted eight games of 29 or more points, including 40-plus on two occasions. Scored a season-high 45 points at Reno, shooting 12-of-22 from the field, 5-of-10 from three-point range and 16-of-16 from the line. Collected 40 points vs. Reno Grande Valley, converting 14-of-24 field goals, 4-of-10 three-pointers and 8-of-9 free throws. Notched 36 points (11-18 FGs, 7-12 3Ps, 7-8 FTs) vs. Los Angeles. The Legends finished with a 24-26 record. Participated in the 2014 Boost Mobile NBA D-League Three-Point Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend. Was not eligible to be called-up by an NBA team because he had not been through a draft yet.

Sophomore (2012-13): Led North Carolina in scoring average with a 14.6 points in just 23.6 minutes per game, also adding 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals. Made five or more three-pointers five times (three times in last five games). His 89 three-pointers were the second-most in a season by a Tar Heel. Posted eight 20-point games (four in the last seven games). Averaged a team-high 19.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament and 20.7 points in the ACC Tournament, shooting 13-for-27 from three.

Freshman (2011-12): Averaged 5.7 points in 13.0 minutes per game as a UNC freshman.

Strengths: A strong and physical guard with exceptional shooting range. Quick release off of curls. Uses the stutter step to help set up his drive. Understands how to create separation for looks.

Personal: Played in the McDonald's All-America Game and Jordan Brand Classic as a high school senior.

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