When top North Carolina basketball recruit PJ Hairston wanted to choose a college close to home, the Duke Blue Devils thought they had it in the bag… that was until Hairston choose rival UNC because of some costly spelling mistakes.
Despite being recruited by Florida, Georgetown and Wake Forest, the Hargrave Military Academy senior narrowed it down to his neighboring schools Duke and North Carolina. Though the schools may only be within 10 miles of each other, and Duke the most recent of the schools to win a championship, Hairston decided to go with UNC because they could spell his name right.
“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.”
Now that BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette doesn’t have to go to class anymore, he has turned his sights onto the small screen. The 20-year old who led the nation in scoring will be in a reality show for the NBA draft.
Tupelo-Honey Productionss announced they will document over 100-hours in 30 days leading up to the draft. Jimmer will provide his fans with daily updates in webispodes and video blogs, along with a televised documentary.
“This is an amazing time for me,” Fredette said. “I’m looking forward to preparing for an NBA career, and this project will allow me to share the excitement I’m feeling with the fans who have been with me for my college career. Putting this on the internet means basketball fans everywhere can follow this great opportunity that I’m blessed to have.”
BYU’s Jimmer Fredette is too cool for school. The basketball superstar has been told not to go to class by school officials because he is a “distraction to students.” Since Fredette’s return from the NCAA tournament, Fredette cannot go anywhere in Provo without being asked for autographs or pictures… and that includes the classroom. BYU has instead asked Fredette to take online classes.
According to Jimmer’s father Al Fredette, “It was getting too disruptive. He can’t go anywhere in Provo without being recognized.”
While Fredette has no officially declared for the NBA draft, he is expected to go early in the first round.
Congratulations to UConn men’s basketball team who are the 2011 NCAA Champions. The Huskies beat the Butler Bulldogs 53-41, in the lowest scoring championship game since 1949. The UConn students were so bored they decided to try and flip over cars.