2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Josh Hairston

As of June 30, 2010
(Photo: Ross Davis)
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6-8
Weight: 210 lbs.
School: Montrose Christian School (Md.)'10
Hometown: Fredericksburg, Virginia

USA Basketball Notes

  • Member of the 2010 USA U18 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship; started all five games and averaged 5.2 ppg. and 2.4 rpg.
  • Member of the 2010 to the USA Junior National Select Team that defeated the 2010 World Select Team 101-97 in the Nike Hoop Summit; recorded 15 points, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

College Notes

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and compete for Duke University.

High School Honors

  • Named the 2010 Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year.
  • Competed in the 2010 Capital Classic All-Star Game and was named to the All-Capital Classic Team after posting a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Named the 2009 Virginia State Player of the Year by the Virginia High School Coaches Association and the Associated Press, and was the area's co-Player of the Year as selected by the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star.
  • Was a 2009 and 2010 Washington Post All-Met first team selection.
  • Earned 2009 and 2010 All-Region I Player of the Year honors, listed on the 2009 and 2010 All-Region I first teams, and 2008 All-Region I second team.
  • Named 2009 and 2010 Battlefield District Player of the Year and to the 2008, 2009 and 2010 All-Battlefield District first teams.
  • Was a 2008 all-state first team selection and named all-area first team by the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star.

High School Notes

  • Attended Montrose Christian School (Md.), where he aided his team to a 16-5 slate in 2009-10 and an eighth place finish in the state; started all 21 games and averaged 20.2 ppg., 10.2 rpg. and 2.1 apg.
  • Competed for Courtland High School (Va.) for three years before transferring to Montrose Christian and led Courtland to the 2009 Virginia AA, Division 4 state title.
  • En route to the 2009 state title, aided Courtland to a 27-2 record, started all 29 games and averaged 23.3 ppg., 10.3 rpg. and 3.0 bpg.
  • As a sophomore in 2007-08, helped his team advance to the state quarterfinals and a 23-5 record, started all 28 games and averaged 17.2 ppg. and 10.3 rpg.
  • Competed in the summers for the 16U and 17U DC Assault, and the 15U Boo Williams teams.
  • Competed in soccer for traveling teams from ages 6-14, played football and ran track and field in middle school.

Personal Notes

  • Born Joshua Keith Hairston on Jan. 12, 1992, in Alexandria, Va., currently resides in Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Son of Natalie and Keith Hairston, has two brothers, Brian Dillard and Byron Coles, and one sister, Jessica Hairston.
  • A member of his school's honor roll with a 3.26 GPA.
  • Father played football at Appalachian State University.
  • Has post-basketball ambitions of coaching or working in the business of basketball.
  • Has volunteered locally as a youth basketball coach and as a mentor for underprivileged children.

The Inside Scoop

  • Favorite sports Internet site is ESPNRise.com and favorite non-sport site is Facebook.com.
  • Favorite sports other than basketball: football and golf.
  • Attends the same school that produced USA National Team member Kevin Durant and Lithuanian Linas Kleiza.
  • Favorite player is two-time Olympian Carmelo Anthony and team is the Denver Nuggets.
  • Favorite non-basketball Olympian is Shaun White.
  • The strangest place he's ever played hoops was on a dirt topped court on a Jamaica mission trip.
  • The best game he's ever seen was Syracuse's 2009 Big East Tournament 6OT victory over Connecticut.
  • The best player he's ever faced was USA National Team member Jeff Green when Green attended Georgetown.
  • Would love to play one-on-one against Carmelo Anthony.
  • The most impressive person he's ever met is USA National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski because of his