Not many players had a better summer than Malik Hairston. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound shooting guard from Renaissance High School in Detroit, MI., turned a lot of heads this summer with his consistent play on the court. Because of that, just about every head coach in American is hoping to get the highly talented two guard on their campus, but it is likely that Hairston will only take three official visit.
“I just got back from my official visit to Ohio State and had a very good time,” Hairston said. “I would say the best part of the visit was playing in the pick-up game with all the guys. After the football game on Saturday, I hung out with some of the fellas and we spent a little time out on the town.
“Ohio State really laid out the red carpet for me, which was really nice,” he added. “It was really an enjoyable weekend for me.”
Up next for Hairston is an official visit to UCLA. He had originally scheduled that visit for late August, but he didn’t like the idea of missing his mother’s birthday. Once his visit to Bruin land is complete, he’ll make his way to Lawrence the following weekend.
When it comes to Kansas, Ohio State and UCLA, you really cannot go wrong. The Buckeyes are close to home, UCLA is building something special and Kansas is coming off back-to-back Final 4 appearances.
Hairston indicated that no other official visits have been scheduled at this time. It had been reported earlier in the week that Michigan State had made up a lot of ground with Hairston, but he said that he wouldn’t take an official visit to Michigan State.
There is a chance that Hairston could unofficially visit the Spartans, but it’s unlikely that an official visit will be used.
Rivals.com ranks Hairston No. 6 on the Rivals150 list and the No. 1 shooting guard in the class of 2004.