UNC Men's Basketball BIO
15 P.J. Hairston
Hairston Hairston 816809

CAREER

Averaging 10.0 points in 71 games • Made 127 three-pointers • Improved his three-point percentage by 12.3 points from his freshman to sophomore seasons • Has scored in double figures 34 times with a high of 29 against Virginia on Feb. 16, 2013 • Shooting 80 percent from the free throw line • Made a three-pointer in 33 consecutive games, the longest active streak among ACC players and the fourth-longest in UNC history (Shammond Williams, Hubert Davis and Rashad McCants each made one in 34 consecutive games).

 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)

Led Carolina in scoring with 14.6 points per game and was third in rebounding with 4.3 per game • Didn't lead the team outright in scoring until the last game of the season • Also third in offensive rebounds (65) • Made five or more three-pointers five times (three times in last five games) • Made 21 threes in the last five games • Led Carolina with 89 three-pointers, the second-most in a season by a Tar Heel • Made multiple threes in 25 of his last 32 games (including 10 of the last 12 games) • Led UNC with eight 20-point games (four in the last seven games) • Scored in double figures 27 times, including his last 18 • Averaged 12.1 points in the first 10 ACC games and a team-leading 18.2 points in the last 13 games • Second on the team in free throw percentage (.779) • Was third in the ACC in three-pointers, fifth in three-point percentage, eighth in free throw percentage and 10th in scoring • Grabbed three or more offensive rebounds 10 times • Defensive player of the game against Virginia and Georgia Tech • Made 23 of his 43 steals in the last 11 games • Had five or more rebounds in eight of the last 13 games • Committed only eight turnovers in the last 12 games.

2013 NCAA Tournament: Averaged a team-high19.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in the two gamesTopped all scorers with 23 points on 7 of 11 shooting, 5 of 8 from three-point range, led UNC with five rebounds and had three assists and three steals against Villanova • Was his third 20-point effort in the last four games and his sixth in the 12 games since he joined the starting lineup • Hit threes with 6:18 and 5:10 to play that stretched UNC's lead back to nine after Villanova had erased a 20-point deficit and taken the lead • The five three-pointers equal the second-most by a Tar Heel in NCAA Tournament play • Led UNC with 15 points and a career-high nine rebounds against Kansas, but only shot 6 of 17 from the floor, 3 of  9 from beyiond the arc.

2013 ACC Tournament: First-team All-Tournament selection • Averaged 20.7 points, shot 19 for 38 from the floor (.500) and 13 for 27 (.481) from three-point range • Tied his career-high with six three-pointers and scored 28 points in championship game vs. Miami • The 28 points are the most by a Tar Heel in an ACC championship game since Charles Scott had 40 against Duke in 1969 • The six three-pointers tied UNC's record for three-pointers in an ACC Tournament game (with Jason Capel and Harrison Barnes) • Won Carolina's defensive player of the game award vs. Miami (his fourth of the season) • Had 13 points against Maryland, playing a career-high 36 minutes despite wearing a bandage on his left hand due to the laceration he suffered against FSU • Led all scorers with 21 against Florida State • Made 7 of 11 shots from the floor, including five of six from three-point range • Three-point percentage of .833 was the best by a Tar Heel this season • Made four three-pointers in the first half that helped UNC to an eight-point lead at the break • Suffered a tear in his left hand with 4:13 to play that led to eight stitches between his middle and ring fingers.

2012-13 Regular-Season Highlights: Led all scorers with 22 points, tied his career-best with eight rebounds and had three steals in the win at Maryland • Made four three-pointers and had 16 points in home win over Florida State, scoring 11 first half points as UNC built a 21-point  lead • Did an outstanding defensive job in the win over NC State, defending C.J. Leslie for much of the game and helping to limit the 6-9 standout forward to six points while committing six turnovers • Earned ACC Co-Player of the Week honors for his play against Duke and Virginia • Scored a career-high 29 points, hit a career-high six three-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds and was UNC's defensive player of the game in win over Virginia • Made 8 of 14 from the floor, 6 of 12 from long-distance, against the Cavaliers • Scored 14 in the first half and 15 in the second • The 29 points are the most by a Tar Heel this year • Made his second career start at Duke and responded by tying his career highs in points (23) and rebounds (8) and had three assists and two blocks • First Tar Heel to lead the team in scoring, rebounding and assists since John Henson at Duke in 2010 • Scored 14 points and had three assists in 12 minutes at Boston College, but suffered a concussion with 4:04 to play in the half and was unable to play the rest of the game or the next game • Made four consecutive three-point attempts over a span of just 2:35 to give UNC a 16-10 lead • Was struck in the face by Dexter Strickland's left arm as the two players attempted to stop a drive to the basket • Led UNC with 19 points, making 5 of 8 threes, at NC State • Scored a then-career-high 23 points in 77-72 win at Florida State on 9 of 14 shooting from the floor • Scored 11 in the first half and 12 in the second • Had two highlight-reel dunks, but his jumper from the left wing with 2:10 to play that gave UNC a 75-72 lead was the play of the game • Made his first career start against #20 UNLV and had 15 points, two offensive rebounds for baskets, four steals and drew a pair of charges in the UNC win • Hit a key three-pointer midway through the second half and clinched the win with a pair of free throws with 28.5 seconds to play • Also was Carolina's defensive player of the game vs. UNLV • Had his first 20-point game as a Tar Heel and tied his career-best with eight rebounds against McNeese State • Scored 14 second-half points and 18 overall against East Carolina • After the Pirates cut an 18-point lead down to seven, he scored nine of UNC's next 20 points to re-build the lead • Sprained his left knee in practice on Nov. 25 and did not play in the loss at Indiana • Averaged 14.3 points in the three games in Maui • Sparked the second-half comeback against Butler as he scored 14 of UNC's 17 points in one stretch • Went 3 for 4 from three-point range in the second half of the win at Long Beach.

 

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)

Carolina’s eighth-leading scorer at 5.7 points per game • Earned all-tournament honors at the Las Vegas Invitational, the first UNC non-starter to accomplish that since Danny Green in Vegas in 2007 • Did not play on Feb. 11 against Virginia due to a sore left foot • Scored 13 points vs. Florida State in the ACC Tournament championship game, his top output in ACC play • Other top scoring games in conference play included nine vs. Maryland in the ACC Tournament, eight against Georgia Tech and six vs. Virginia Tech and NC State (home) • Scored in double figures in seven games (twice in his last 23 games) • Shot 38 of 139 from three-point range • Third on the team in threes • Made three-pointers in 20 of his 37 games • Hit multiple three-pointers in nine games • Was 12 for 70 from three in his last 21 games • Is 52 for 62 (.839) from the free throw line • Led the Tar Heels in free throw percentage • Averaged 3.1 points in ACC regular-season play and 8.0 in the ACC Tournament.

2011-12 Regular Season:  Scored all 13 of his points in the second half of the ACC Tournament championship game vs. Florida State • Hit three three-pointers and went 4 for 4 from the free throw line • Was his first game in double figures and his most three-pointers since New Year’s Day against Monmouth • First time with multiple threes since Jan. 29 against Georgia Tech • Scored nine points against Maryland in the quarterfinals, his highest scoring output in 16 games • Had an impressive rebound dunk in the win at Duke • Scored five of UNC’s 28 second-half points in the win at Virginia – scored on an offensive rebound putback to cut Virginia’s lead to two, then nailed a three-pointer with 11:14 to play to give Carolina its first lead of the second half • First-half three-pointer at NC State ended a five-game streak without a three • Offensive rebound basket at Miami gave Carolina its first second-half lead • Had a key offensive rebound and putback basket in the win at Maryland • Had eight points, two assists and two steals against Georgia Tech, the first time he had made multiple three-pointers since the ACC opener against Boston College • Scored 16 points against Monmouth, making 4 of 9 from three-point range • Grabbed a season-high six rebounds against Elon • Made 10 of 12 free throws against Appalachian State • Sprained his right ankle and was limited to nine minutes against Evansville • Also played just nine minutes in the following game against Long Beach State, scoring two points • Suffered a sprained left wrist and bone contusion early in the second half of the Wisconsin game when he attempted to draw a charge and braced himself with his left hand • Played with his left wrist taped at Kentucky and responded with 11 points in 14 minutes on 3 of 4 shooting from three-point range • Scored eight first-half points against the Cats as UNC built a 43-38 lead at the break • Tied for team scoring honors with 15 points in the loss to UNLV • Made 9 of 14 shots from the floor (8 of 13 from 3FG) in the two games in Las Vegas • Was Carolina’s top defender against the Runnin’ Rebels • Scored a season-high 19 points and was 5 for 8 from three-point range against South Carolina • Had a season-high three assists vs. Tennessee State • Three-pointer gave Carolina a 17-point lead over Michigan State in the aircraft carrier game.

PREP
Third-team Parade All-America in 2011 playing for Coach Kevin Keatts at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. • Attended Dudley High School in Greensboro for three years and played for Coach David Price • Averaged 25.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists at Hargrave in 2011 and 25.4 points and 8.1 rebounds at Dudley in 2010 • Played in the McDonald's All-America Game (15 points) in Chicago and the Jordan Brand Classic in Charlotte • Scored 41 points for USA South in the championship game of the 2010 Nike Global Challenge • Set single-game scoring record at Dudley as a junior with 53 points against Southern Durham.

PERSONAL
Samuel Peterson Hairston Jr. is the son of Wendy Mailey and William Turner • Born on Dec. 24, 1992, in Greensboro • Majoring in communication studies.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'5.5"
Weight: 220
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Hargrave Military Academy (Va.)/Dudley
Major: Communication Studies
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