PJ Hairston on crutches at Charlottesville camp: Tissue injury

Posted by Andy Durham on June 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

from the charlotteobserver.com recruiting blogspot by Ken Tysiac with info on Dudley High School’s highly recruited rising junior wing guard PJ Hairston:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – At 15 years old, Michael Gilchrist is almost certain to make tens of millions of dollars in his basketball career.

Here’s why.

Gilchrist recently helped his team from New Jersey win the championship at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions club basketball event in the Triangle. He is a 6-foot-7 forward with incredible spring and body control who’s one of the top few players in the Class of 2011.

On Friday morning, Gilchrist turned an ankle at the NBA Players Association top 100 camp at the University of Virginia. His team at camp was 3-0 and about to play an overmatched opponent Friday evening when he had a long conversation with camp director Dave Telep.

Gilchrist wanted to play. Telep said it took 15 minutes to convince him that he would be better off sitting out for a night.

“He’s so competitive,” Telep said.

With Gilchrist sitting out, his team breezed to another win Friday night behind point guard Kendall Marshall. A North Carolina commitment, Marshall isn’t one of the high scorers at the camp and wasn’t selected for the camp all-star game.

But nobody at the camp is better at getting his teammates open shots.

Others on the injured list at camp include Class of 2011 wing P.J. Hairston of Greensboro, who’s on crutches because of what Telep called a tissue injury, and Charlotte United Faith Christian point guard Ian Miller, who’s committed to Florida State.

A gimpy Miller made a game attempt to play Friday morning but clearly wasn’t at his best.

To read the entire article from Ken Tysiac go HERE.


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