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Height: 6'8"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
City/State: Fredericksburg, Va.
High School: Montrose Christian [Md.]


  • An active, undersized post player with a good motor and solid frame
  • Has added size and strength throughout his first three seasons at Duke
  • Has the ability to be an effective rebounder with a solid base, good quickness and active hands
  • A vocal, energetic leader on the court
  • Has developed into a solid outside shooter out to 15 feet, but at his best when cleaning up on the offensive glass
  • A vocal defender willing to dive on the floor, take charges and come up with deflections and loose balls ... has taken 26 charges
  • Expected to be a consistent contributor in the Duke post rotation throughout the 2013-14 season
  • Averaging 2.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in 91 career contests ... has made eight starts
  • Has improved his field goal percentage, free throw percentage and rebound average in each of his seasons at Duke

  • A key energy player off the Blue Devil bench ... appeared in 35 games with six starts ... drew a team-high 20 charges on the year
  • Averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest
  • Was the first player off the Duke bench a team-high 18 times
  • Notched five points, including a three-point play, against Louisville in the NCAA Elite Eight (3/31)
  • Pulled down five rebounds in an NCAA Tournament win over Creighton (3/24)
  • Scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting to lead the Blue Devils past Virginia Tech (2/21) ... the 11 points matched a season high and marked the fourth double-figure scoring game of his career
  • Totaled 11 points against Maryland (2/16)
  • Recorded his first dunk of the season in a win over Florida State (2/2) ... also drew a charge, blocked a career-high two shots and scored five points in 16 minutes of action
  • Drew his first start of the season against NC State (1/12) ... played a career-high 25 minutes in the contest, responding with eight points, five rebounds and one assist ... the eight points and four made field goals were both ACC highs
  • Took three charges in 18 minutes of action against Wake Forest (1/5) ... also added two points and an offensive rebound in the win ... contributed at least 10 minutes of action for the ninth time this season
  • Played a season-high 19 minutes against Cornell (12/19), scoring three points and pulling down two rebounds in the win ... also completed a three-point play
  • Matched a career high with six rebounds in a win over Delaware (12/1)
  • Went 2-of-2 from the field to score four points in a 73-68 win over fourth-ranked Ohio State (11/28) ... also collected two rebounds in 10 minutes of play
  • Tallied one rebound, one assist and one block against VCU (11/23) in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament
  • Came off the bench to provide valuable minutes in a 75-68 win over No. 3 Kentucky (11/13) ... scored five points, pulled down five rebounds (four offensive) and drew a charge in 14 minutes of action

  • Appeared in 29 games with two starts ... drew starting assignments in back-to-back games versus Virginia Tech (2/2) and Miami (2/5)
  • Averaged 2.7 points and 1.4 rebounds per game ... finished with more offensive rebounds (23) than defensive rebounds (19)
  • Hit 31-of-69 (.449) field goal attempts and 16-of-24 (.667) free throws
  • Registered four blocks, four steals and five assists
  • Averaged 16.0 minutes per game over Duke’s last three contests ... played 17 minutes versus Virginia Tech (3/9), 21 against Florida State (3/10) and 10 against Lehigh (3/16)
  • Drew the start against Miami, scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds in 13 minutes (2/5)
  • Made his first career start against Virginia Tech and responded with six points and three rebounds in 15 minutes of action (2/2)
  • Scored a career-high 13 points against Western Michigan ... went 7-of-9 from the free throw line ... pulled in four offensive rebounds over a season-high 18 minutes of action (12/30)
  • Hit all three field goal attempts against No. 2 Ohio State to finish with six points (11/29)
  • Scored nine points in the season opener versus Presbyterian, finishing 4-of-6 from the field over 16 minutes ... also grabbed a season-high six rebounds against the Blue Hose, including three offensive boards (11/12)

  • Averaged 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 27 games ... had nearly half of his rebounds on the offensive end of the floor
  • Converted a three-point play and had two rebounds against Hampton (3/18) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Scored five points in 10 minutes of action against N.C. State (2/5)
  • Dished out two assists and grabbed two rebounds at St. John’s (1/30)
  • Tallied two points and one rebound at Wake Forest (1/22)
  • Posted two points and two rebounds at N.C. State (1/19)
  • Pulled down one rebound in his first career ACC game at Florida State (1/12)
  • Played a season-high 16 minutes at UNC Greensboro (12/29) and had two points and three rebounds
  • Scored a season-high 12 points on 4-of-5 from the field and 4-of-6 from the free throw line for his first career double-digit scoring game against Saint Louis (12/11) ... also had four rebounds and two steals in the game
  • Played a season-high 16 minutes and had two points and three rebounds at UNC Greensboro (12/29)
  • Notched four points, four rebounds and one blocked shot against Bradley (12/8)
  • Had four points and three rebounds against Colgate (11/19)
  • Made his collegiate debut against Princeton (11/14) and scored his first two points on a fastbreak dunk off his own steal ... also had two rebounds in his 13 minutes

High School
  • Played his senior season at Montrose Christian for Stu Vetter ... spent his first three years at Courtland High School for coach J.T. Nino
  • Competed in the 2010 Capital Classic All-Star Game ... named to the All-Capital Classic Team after posting a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds
  • Played in the Adidas Derby Festival Basketball Classic, finishing with 13 points, six rebounds and three steals
  • Named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Maryland after averaging 20.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as a senior
  • Selected as a third team Parade All-America
  • Led Montrose Christian to a 16-5 record and was a Washington Post All-Met selection as well as Region 1 Player of the Year
  • Three-time first team All-Battlefield District selection ... two-time Battlefield District Player of the Year selection while at Courtland
  • Received Virginia State Player of the Year honors from the VHSCA and AP as a junior ... also named Region 1 Player of the Year, Washington Post All-Met First Team and Free Lance Star Co-Player of the Year
  • Averaged 23.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game while leading Courtland to its first state championship as a junior
  • Earned first team all-state and Region 1 Player of the Year honors as a sophomore after averaging 17.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per game
  • Averaged 14.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game to earn second team all-region accolades as a freshman
  • Played AAU basketball on D.C. Assault with Blue Devil teammate Tyler Thornton ... helped the team to championships at the Adidas Super 64 in 2007 and 2008
  • Named MVP of the Under-16 Division at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions
  • Teamed with Andre Dawkins to lead the Boo Williams All-Stars to the Under-15 national title
  • Ranked 32nd by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index
  • Rated in the top 75 overall by (No. 33), ESPNU 100 (No. 19) and (No. 56)

USA Basketball
  • Started all five games for the USA at the 2010 FIBA U18 Championship in San Antonio, Texas
  • Averaged 5.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game to help the USA to a 5-0 record and the gold medal
  • Scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in a 114-38 win over Mexico
  • Recorded 10 points, four rebounds and a steal in 122-89 semifinal win over Canada

  • Born Joshua Keith Hairston on January 12, 1992 in Alexandria, Va.
  • Son of Keith and Natalie Hairston
  • Father, Keith, played football at Appalachian State from 1982-86 ... he is currently a Virginia State Trooper
  • Mother, Natalie, is a district manager
  • Has two older brothers, Brian and Byron, and a younger sister, Jessica
  • Cousin, Kimberly Hairston, is a women’s basketball coach at Georgia
  • Cousin, Jasmine Hairston, is a junior basketball player at UNC-Pembroke
  • An academic scholar at Montrose Christian ... also an honor roll member
  • A member of the conflict prevention team, a mediation group, at Courtland
  • Enjoys hanging out with friends, playing video games and watching movies
  • Favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant, Chris Johnson and Roy Jones, Jr.
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