PJ Hairston went to Nike All American Hoop Jam Camp In St. Louis last weekend and with this being his second year attending he seemed to have found his rhythm. He played all weekend with a deep thigh bruise and still did very well.
Now Hairston is headed to Charlottesville, VA to attend the coveted NBA Camp. He is one of only about 10 rising juniors that were invited to this camp and the lone rising junior representative for North Carolina. We’ll let you know how he does this weekend when he returns.
Here’s the update on St. Louis and the Nike Hoop Jamboree:
from Eric Bossi
ST. LOUIS — Over the years, the Nike Hoop Jamboree has turned into the top event in the country for exclusive viewing of the nationâ€
Held annually during mid-June on the campus of Saint Louis University, the Hoop Jamboree has helped to launch the careers of the likes of Amare Stoudemire, Greg Oden, O.J. Mayo, Tyler Hansbrough, and countless other college and pro players. The 2009 version was loaded with talent and featured a handful of North Carolina targets from the class of 2011.
UNC Targets At Hoop Jam
P.J. Hairston, SG/SF, Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley – Were a MVP to be named from the event, Hairston just might have won it. The physical wing was dialed in from deep all weekend long as he drained deep three after deep three. Not only is he accurate from deep, but Hairston gets his shot off so quickly that defenders canâ€
Marquis Rankin, PG, Charlotte (N.C.) Vance – Itâ€
Quincy Miller, SF/PF, Winston Salem (N.C.) Quality Education Academy – Just like Hairston, Miller was arguably the top performer in camp. A lean and versatile combo forward, he accepted playing on the interior and dominated the glass on both ends of the floor. At times he would get defensive rebounds and go coast to coast for slams or drop off pretty dishes. Not the most physical guy around, heâ€
Marshall Plumlee, C, Arden (N.C.) Christ School – Things started off pretty slowly for Plumlee as he struggled to find a rhythm through the first few days of camp. But he kept working at it and got things going during the final few rounds of game. A competitive kid, he plays hard on both ends and crashes the glass as often as possible. At 6-foot-10 Â½ heâ€