Duke Misspells Recruit’s Name So He Signs With UNC

by May 17, 2011

Saw that Duke lost on a great player on The Big Lead and traced it back to the News and Record: “P.J. Hairston said he seriously considered committing to Florida, Georgetown, Wake Forest and ‘I hope people don’t hate me when I say this, but Duke’ before signing with North Carolina… A recurring mistake helped him decide. ‘The thing about Duke was, every time they sent me a letter, they wouldn’t spell my name right,’ Hairston said. ‘They would have T.J. Harrison or something like that. And I’m like, OK. How can I go here? You can’t even spell my name right. It’s only two letters and HAIR and STON. I’m trying to figure out how that’s so hard.'”