Former star North Carolina Tar Heels guard P.J. Hairston was officially welcomed to his new team on Tuesday. Just two days after it was announced that the embattled star would be claimed off waivers by the Texas Legends–the Dallas Mavericks’ NBA D-League organization–the team sent out a warm welcome on twitter to its newest acquisition.
— Texas Legends (@TexasLegends) January 14, 2014
After it was decided back on Dec. 20 that Hairston would no longer have a career at North Carolina when the school announced that they would not seek reinstatement for their troubled team member after multiple violations, this became probably the best option out there for Hairston.
Last season as a sophomore, Hairston led the team with 14.6 points per game and he drained in 89 three-pointers.
This past offseason, however, he was the subject of a lot of national college basketball talk, and not for his on-the-court performance.
Hairston was suspended indefinitely from the team amid NCAA violations, which included the use of a rental car tied to a convicted felon.
Let’s hope that this is the first step in the right direction for the youngster.
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