The NCAA has opened an investigation into the relationship between North Carolina shooting guard PJ Hairston and NBA agent Rodney Blackstock, according to a report from USA Today’s Big Lead Sports.
Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said that the athletic department doesn’t comment on the actions of the NCAA.
“We don’t comment on compliance issues and reported actions of the NCAA,” Kirschner said.
Blackstock was most recently in the spotlight for his relationship with Kansas guard Ben McLemore. The former Kansas standout admitted that Blackstock acted as a middleman between McLemore and agents and financial advisors. In a May 4 report by USA Today, McLemore’s AAU coach Darius Cobb said he took two payments of $5,000 from Blackstock to sway McLemore’s college decision.
UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham told the Raleigh News and Observer that he was aware of the situation and Blackstock’s relationship with McLemore.