Rasheed Wallace (right) told P.J. Hairston (left) to be aggressive on Tuesday night during the Greater N.C. Pro-Am. PHOTO: Robert Willett
DURHAM — There were moments during his freshman season at North Carolina when P.J. Hairston proved to be a dangerous 3-point shooter. He made 14 3-pointers in UNC’s first six games, and 3 of his 4 attempts from behind the 3-point line against Kentucky in that early-December classic in Lexington.
But Hairston also went through miserable shooting slumps when his ability to make the outside shot seemingly disappeared. During a 12-game stretch from Jan. 31 through March 10 (Hairston missed one of those games due to injury), Hairston made just three 3-pointers.