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Banned Tar Heel heads to NBDL

Former North Carolina star P.J. Hairston said Friday that he will play in the NBA Development League while taking online classes through the school.

The decision comes three weeks after the school decided not to seek the guard's reinstatement from the NCAA for rules violations, including using rental vehicles tied to a felon and party promoter in Durham.

Hairston, a 6-foot-6 junior, who averaged 14.6 points and shot 40 percent on 3-pointers, practiced with the Tar Heels and sat on the bench for home games.

He will be on the NBDL's waiver wire until Tuesday. If not claimed, he becomes a free agent.

Vanderbilt: Leading scorer Eric McClellan was dismissed from the team. Wednesday, the school said the point guard was suspended for the spring semester for violating academic poli­cies. But Friday, coach Kevin Stallings said the school received new information. He didn't disclose details. McClellan was averaging 14.3 points.

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No. 4 Stanford 87, Utah 61: Chiney Ogwumike had 30 points and nine rebounds for the visiting Cardinal (14-1, 3-0 Pac-12), which made four 3-pointers during a 14-0 run that made it 35-13.

No. 23 Ariz. St. 94, USC 86 OT Promise Amukamara scored five of her 11 in overtime for the host Sun Devils (13-2, 2-1 Pac-12). Alexyz Vaioletama's 3-pointer with two seconds left for USC forced overtime.

Banned Tar Heel heads to NBDL 01/10/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 10, 2014 11:51pm]
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