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UNC Tar Heels Leading Scorer P.J. Hairston Will Return For Junior Season

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I’m not liking some of the rumblings that I’ve been hearing about Andrew Wiggins, but this news is sure to perk me right back up. The North Carolina Tar Heels leading scorer from last season, sophomore guard P.J. Hairston, will come back for one more year at Chapel Hill.

“I have spent a lot of time with my family over the past couple of days discussing school and my future, and I have decided to return to the University of North Carolina for my junior year,” Hairston said. “I value the experiences I have had over the past two years in Chapel Hill and hope to continue to grow under Coach Roy [Williams'] guidance. Coach always says, ‘When you focus on the team during the season, I will support you in the offseason.’ This is my way of supporting Coach, my teammates and the Tar Heel community.”

Hairston was inserted into the starting lineup late into the year and the Tar Heels routinely played with four guards and James Michael McAdoo on the floor, which ended up being their demise in the round of 32. They should advance further next year though.

Hairston will be key on next year’s team as well and if Wiggins doesn’t join the crew, then Hairston will likely have to lead the team in scoring again.

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