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Courtland's Hairston to Transfer to Montrose

Correspondent Stephen Ball checks in from The Rock summer league, where all the talk is about Duke-bound All-Met Josh Hairston transferring from Courtland to Montrose for his senior season.

Turns out, as the Fredreicksburg Times-Mirror reports, it's more than just talk -- Hairston is taking his considerable skill set to Rockville and Coach Stu Vetter.

Hairston, a 6-foot-8 forward, averaged 23 points last season in leading Courtland to a 28-2 mark and the Virginia AA Div. 4 state championship. He was named the state player of the year by the Virginia High School Coaches Association and the Associated Press.

The move lends more fuel to the belief that when the area's top teams lose their best players, they simply reload by going outside to find top talent. But this one makes sense for both Vetter, who gets to add a blue-chip player to his talent-laden roster, and Hairston, who will get to travel the country playing with -- and against -- elite talent as he gets ready to head to Durham in 2010.

We expect to have more on this.

By Micah Pollack  | July 9, 2009; 3:45 PM ET
Categories:  Basketball  | Tags:  Courtland, Josh Hairston, Montrose Christian  
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I am glad that Hairston chose Duke - and never even considered Maryland.

Maryland basketball will finish with a 15-16 record

No NCAA bid

No NIT bid

Maryland football will finish with a 2-10 record.

Carolina Blue - Carolina WHITE - Go Tar Heels - Let's go Tar Heels !

Posted by: hclark1 | July 9, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Really credible comment there hclark.

Posted by: jake177 | July 12, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

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