Charlotte, NC, United States (4E Sports) – North Carolina ‘s leading returning scorer P.J. Hairston has been practicing with the team and has reportedly moved on from a turbulent offseason that led to a suspension.
The NCAA is looking into Hairston’s relationship with convicted felon Haydn “Fats” Thomas, who had rented the car Hairston was driving at the time he was arrested of marijuana possession and driving without a license.
He was also cited for reckless and careless driving in July that led to an indefinite suspnsion.
While Hairston’s playing status remains unclear North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige said Hairston’s in good shape right and “ready to move on.”
“He’s working out with us, and we still accept him. It was a big deal in the media, but we’re pretty confident everyone has moved past it. We can’t wait to get him back — whenever it is,” said Paige.
Hairston averaged 14.6 points per game last season and was expected to be North Carolina’s primary offensive option again this season.