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P.J. Hairston Still A Part Of North Carolina Basketball Family, Playing Pickup With Tar Heels In Chapel Hill Today

P.J. Hairston was dismissed from the North Carolina basketball program in 2013 following a a high-profile investigation that placed the shooting guard's eligibility at risk. 

The 6-foot-5 sharpshooter apparently still remains a part of the Tar Heels' basketball family, though. 

Hairston was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of last week's NBA Draft, allowing him to play professionally in his home state. He'll be working out with members of the North Carolina program in Chapel Hill, too. 

">@Mr_Hairston15 we playin at 3:45

— Marcus Paige (@marcuspaige5)

@Mr_Hairston15 we playin at 3:45

— Marcus Paige (@marcuspaige5) July 2, 2014

">July 2, 2014

">@marcuspaige5 word? I should be there around 4.

— PJ Hairston (@Mr_Hairston15) July 2, 2014

">@Mr_Hairston15 come thru then we usually don't start til about 4 anyway

— Marcus Paige (@marcuspaige5)

@Mr_Hairston15 come thru then we usually don't start til about 4 anyway

— Marcus Paige (@marcuspaige5) July 2, 2014

">July 2, 2014

">@marcuspaige5 okay, it might be between 4 and 4:30 but I'll be there.

— PJ Hairston (@Mr_Hairston15) July 2, 2014

It's nice to see that despite Hairston being unable to finish his collegiate career at North Carolina, he's still supported by his former Tar Heel teammates. And how good are the pickup games in Chapel Hill? Outside of Kentucky, there's likely no program with a better crop of current-and-former talent than the one led by Roy Williams.