Courtland’s Hairston a Big-Time Prospect

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Courtland (Spotsylvania, VA) forward Josh Hairston , one of the top 2010 class prospects in the country, is putting his versatile game on display at this week’s NBPA Top 100 Camp. The 6-8, 215-pound rising junior has the ability to play from the perimeter or to play in the post, although he does have a slight preference.

“I like taking advantage of teams down low, because with me playing the three or the four it is a mismatch problem,” Hairston said. “If I see I have somebody smaller covering me, I’ll take them down to the block. If I have somebody bigger than me, I’ll take them out on the wing.

“I can go inside and out, but the team I’m on [at the NBPA Camp] prefers to have me inside. If my coach needs me to step out and take somebody off the dribble, I can do that. If they need me to post up, I can do that too.”

Hairston’s recruitment has gone very well, including a recent offer from the 2007/2008 Division 1 National Champions.

“I’ve had a lot of colleges call recently because now that I’m an official junior they can call me. I think that they can only call once a month, but it’s been fun. All of the schools that I’ve got offers from have called. Coach Self called me from Kansas and offer me, so that was a big one. I called my dad when that happened,” said Hairston, who has also been offered by Georgetown, Maryland, Ohio State, Virginia and Virginia Tech, among others.

The state of Virginia star does not have to sign a letter of intent until November of 2009 or the spring of 2010, but he wants to get his decision out of the way much sooner.

“Hopefully, by the time school starts next year, I’ll have my decision made out,” Hairston said. “With the new recent offers, I might have to take a few visits to take a look at the schools to give all the schools a fair shot. Hopefully,