UNC Basketball: How P.J. Hairston's Absence Would Affect Each Projected Starter

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UNC Basketball: How P.J. Hairston's Absence Would Affect Each Projected Starter
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The NBA has taken risks on talented serial boneheads before. For that reason, we shouldn't worry all that much about the professional future of one P.J. Hairston.

What we are here to discuss is the impending college basketball season and North Carolina's place in it. While Hairston tries to keep his nose clean after a summer overflowing with references to traffic stops, marijuana, reckless driving and ties to convicted felons, the Tar Heels just hope no other shoes drop.

Further indiscretions would seemingly warrant a suspension of substantial length, costing Hairston many more pivotal games than home tilts with the likes of Oakland and Holy Cross. A big enough boner would close the book on Hairston's college career for good.

If that nuclear scenario does come to fruition, how cold would a Hairston-less winter be for UNC's other potential starters? Hairston's shooting ability spreads the floor and creates openings for his teammates, but how would they fare without him?

Let's look at the depth chart and project what the other Heels might be in for if P.J. can't avoid further trouble.

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