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Malik Hairston
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Malik Hairston 17315
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
City/State: Detroit, Mich.
High School: Renaissance HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Graduated: Malik completed his requirements to earn his bachelor’s degree in political science in the summer of 2007. All five Oregon seniors will graduate by the end of the 2007-08 season.

Career Notes: Became just the 10th Duck to reach 1,000 points as a junior, joining Ron Lee, Luke Jackson, Anthony Taylor, Greg Ballard, Orlando Williams, Blair Rasmussen, Kenya Wilkins, Luke Ridnour and Terrell Brandon. Enters his senior season ranked 20th with 1,139 points.

2006-07: Battled through myriad injuries to appear in 27 games, starting 25. Missed the first five games of the season recovering from a groin pull, then missed five more games in December and January due to an unusual soft tissue tear in his left heel. Despite not being 100 percent healthy for any part of the season, averaged 11.3 points per game (fourth on the team) and was Oregon’s second-leading rebounder at 6.0 per game. Also shot .523 from the field to lead the team. Led team in rebounding seven times. First game of the season was Oregon’s upset win at Georgetown where he came off the bench to score eight points with six rebounds. Started to look like the player he was at the end of his sophomore season with 20 points versus Eastern Washington and 21 points and a career-best 12 rebounds against Idaho State. Suffered heel injury in practice after that game. Returned to play a major role in UO’s first-ever sweep in Arizona. Scored 13 points with eight rebounds at Arizona State and then had 18 points and another eight rebounds in upset of No. 10 Arizona in Tucson. Had 19 points in home win against California. Grabbed 10 rebounds to go with nine points in Pac-10 tournament quarterfinal win over Arizona. Scored season-high 22 points in Pac-10 semifinals versus California. In the NCAA Tournament: Scored 13 points and grabbed six boards in the second round win versus Winthrop. Second double-double of the season came in Sweet 16 win versus Nevada-Las Vegas with 14 points and 11 rebounds. The 11 rebounds was an Oregon record for an NCAA Tournament game. Strong finish to the year with 18 points in the NCAA Midwest Regional Final versus Florida. Named to the NCAA All-Midwest Regional Team. One of the most well-rounded players in the nation. Willing to do whatever it takes to win, be it scoring, rebounding, defending or setting up his teammates.

2005-06: Oregon’s leading scorer at 15.0 points per game was an all-Pac-10 honorable mention selection. NABC District 14 second team pick. Named the team’s MVP. Played and started in 32 games. Oregon’s No. 2 rebounder at 4.7 per game. Was eighth in the Pac-10 in scoring and 20th in rebounding. Also the Ducks’ top 3-point shooter, hitting 37.9 percent (10th in the league). Oregon’s leading scorer 11 times and top rebounder six times. Reached double figures 27 times, hitting 20 points in nine games. In Pac-10 play,  was impressive, especially in the second half of games, where he accounted for 64 percent of his scoring (160-of-250 points). Terrific performance in the Pac-10 tournament with three consecutive 20-point games. That season-ending run included 21 points versus Washington State and 20 against both Washington and California. Scored in double-figures in the first 11 games of the season. Broke out with a career-high 25 points Nov. 30 at Vanderbilt and grabbed 10 rebounds for his third career double-double. Notched second 20-point game of the season with 22 Dec. 20 versus Howard. Also scored an impressive 21 points Jan. 7 at Stanford and followed that with 23 points against Arizona. Nailed a pair of three-pointers in the final :12 to give the Ducks a 52-50 come-from-behind win Jan. 19 at WSU. Was the Ducks’ leading scorer with 22 Feb. 11 at Arizona State. On Feb. 23, scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half in a win at USC. Member of the Hispanic College Fund Classic all-tournament team. Missed the Dec. 27 Portland State game with a sprained big toe.

2004-05: Named to the Pac-10’s all-freshman team. One of two freshmen to start all 27 games for Oregon. Second on the squad in scoring at 13.1 points per game (15th in the Pac-10), rebounding at 5.0 rpg (19th in the league) and assists at nearly 2.0 per game. Great season shooting from the floor (50.9 percent, 145-of-285). Led team in scoring seven times, in rebounding seven times and three times in assists. Paced team with 15 points in season-opening win over Idaho State. Had nine points and eight assists in Pape’ Jam win against Vanderbilt. Bright spot with 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists in loss to No. 1 Illinois. Registered 20 points and six rebounds against Portland. Scored 19 points with seven rebounds at Stanford. Netted 20 points at Oregon State. Scored season-high 21 points at Arizona. First career double-double came at Arizona State (18 points, 11 rebounds). Also notched a double-double in home near-upset of Stanford (12 points, season-high 12 rebounds). Had 19 points in overtime win at USC.

Before Oregon: The highest profile Oregon signee since Greg Ballard and Ron Lee in the 1970s. A top 10 recruit by virtually all recruiting services. A Parade and McDonald’s All-American. Ranked seventh overall by Rivals and No. 10 by The Insiders. Rivals also ranked him as the nation’s top shooting guard, while The Insiders put him as the fourth-best small forward. Averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and six assists per game as a senior at Renaissance High School. Led his team to a 27-0 record, the Class B state title and a No. 3 national ranking by USA Today. In the state championship game, scored 17 points with four rebounds and five blocks as Renaissance defeated DeWitt 61-42. First team all-state, all-metro and all-city by both the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. Finished third in Michigan’s Hal Graham Mr. Basketball voting. Played in the 2004 McDonald’s All-America game -- where he scored 11 points with three rebounds and three assists -- the Jordan Capital Classic and on the USA Hoop Summit Team that defeated the World Team 99-79. Averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals as a junior as Renaissance won the first of two straight city championships. For his career, averaged 18.7 points, 12.4 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Was also named all-academic at Renaissance.

Personal: Born Malik Samory Hairston February 23, 1987, in Detroit, Mich. Parents are Richard and Elizabeth Hairston. Has two older brothers and one sister. Father played basketball at Morris Brown College in Atlanta. Have to like what he lists as his career goal: “to win a national championship.” High School (Coach): Renaissance (Mark White). Major is political science (graduated summer 2007).

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