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    Marcus Haislip 12    
     
      Marcus Haislip
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lewisburg

High School:
Marshall County

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 230

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
12/22/1980

Decided to bypass his senior season and enter the 2002 NBA Draft ... Ranks ninth on Tennessee?s career blocked shots list with 116 career rejections.

2001-02 (Junior)
A second team All-Southeastern Conference selection by the league?s coaches and a third team pick by the Associated Press ... A second team National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 7 selection ... Recipient of the Lowell Blanchard Award as the team?s most improved player ... Had 44 blocks in 25 games on the season ... Only one player in the Southeastern Conference (Auburn?s Kyle Davis with 77) had more blocked shots ... His 44 blocks on the season ranks in a tie for ninth on Tennessee?s single-season charts ... Ranked among the SEC leaders in six different categories including scoring (4th with 16.7 pg), rebounding (8th with 6.7 rpg), field goal percentage (4th with 51.8%), free throw percentage (9th with 72.1%), blocked shots (2nd with 1.76 bpg) and defensive rebounds (8th with 4.44 per game) ... Against SEC opponents he ranked third in the conference with 17.7 points, eighth with 6.6 rebounds per game and third with a 52.9 field goal percentage ... Scored 20 or more points in eight games ... Against ranked teams on the season he averaged 19.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game ... Averaged 17.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 16 SEC games ... Scored a career-high 30 points and made a career-best four of five three-pointers at No. 7 Alabama (2/16/02) ... Registered a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds against No. 16 Georgia (3/2/02) ... Recorded his first career double-double with 24 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks against No. 7 Kentucky (2/6/02) ... Hit the game-winning shot with 18.3 seconds left in UT?s 76-74 overtime win against No. 7 Kentucky (2/6/02) ... Had 18 points, six rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals at Vanderbilt (2/2/02) ... Had an outstanding night at Mississippi State (1/16/02) where he set what was then new career marks for points (27), field goals made (12) and attempted (22) and minutes played (40) ... Had 20 points and eight rebounds against Florida (1/9/02) while limiting the Udonis Haslem to just 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting and four rebounds ... Celebrated his 21st birthday with a 10 point, four rebound effort against West Virginia (12/22/01) ... In his first game back in the lineup this season he recorded then-career highs for rebounds (8), field goals attempted (11) and minutes played (25) and tied his career best for three-pointers attempted (4) ... In all against the Tigers he had 14 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 25 minutes of action ... Entered the Memphis game at the 17:21 and within eight seconds he had already scored his first points of the season on a monster dunk ... Returned to the Tennessee lineup at Memphis (12/15/01) after being ruled academically ineligible for the fall semester ... Won the dunk contest at Hoopapalooza, a preseason event for fans to come and watch the Vols practice.

2000-01 (Sophomore)
His 51 blocks on the season led the team and ranks fifth on Tennessee?s single-season charts ? Ranked third in the SEC with 1.50 blocks per game against league opponents ... Tied a career high with five blocks against Florida (2/18/01) ? Averaged 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in the SEC Tournament ... Blocked four shots in the second round of the SEC Tournament against Ole Miss (3/9/01) ... Scored 11 points in 14 minutes of action in the first round of the SEC Tournament against Auburn (3/8/01) ... After receiving 10 stitches in his mouth at halftime of the Auburn game (3/8/01) he scored all 11 of his points in the second half ... Scored 10 points while tying his career-high with two assists against Charlotte in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/16/01) ... Established a season high with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting against Georgia (2/21/01) while playing a career-high 24 minutes ? Scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting in just 11 minutes against SMU (12/7/00) ? Tied a career-high with seven rebounds against UNC-Asheville (11/30/00), including five offensive rebounds ? Saw his streak of 15 consecutive free throws come to an end against Austin Peay (11/27/00) ? Had a perfect shooting day against East Tennessee State (11/19/00) when he was 2-for-2 from the field and 8-for-8 from the free throw line in recording 12 points ? Made his first career start in the season opener against UT-Chattanooga (11/17/00).

1999-00 (Freshman)
Steady inside player who played 31 games off the bench, averaging 8.1 minutes ... Averaged 4.4 points and 1.8 rebounds ... Led team with 59.1 field goal percentage ... Had four double-digit scoring efforts ... Posted career-high 22 points against West Virginia , going 9-for-9 from the field, including two three-pointers and 2-of-2 from the free throw line ... Pumped in 17 points versus American-Puerto Rico, hitting 8-of-10 field goals while pulling down a career-high seven rebounds ... Swatted away a season-best three shots in the Elon and Radford contests ... Scored 11 points on 5-of-6 from the field against Radford ... Came up with 10 points versus Mississippi ... Pumped in seven vs. Georgia ... Swatted away a career-high five shots at Georgia, while playing the second-most minutes of the season at 18 ... Played three minutes in UT?s victory over Louisiana-Lafayette in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

High School
Earned first-team All-State honors his senior year at Marshall County High School, where he led his team to a 23-10 record and a berth in the Class AA State Tournament semifinals, the school?s first appearance in the state tournament ... Averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots per game in 1998-99 and was named player of the year in his conference ... A finalist for the state?s Class AA Mr. Basketball award as a senior ... Scored 14 points in helping lead his team to victory in the Derby Festival Classic in Louisville, Ky., one of the nation?s most prestigious high school all-star games ... Averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds as a junior ... Versatile athlete who played every position on the floor at some point during his high school career ... Coached at Marshall County High School by Ray Steely.

Personal
Born: December 22, 1980 ... Full name: Marcus Deshon Haislip ... Academic Major: Arts & Sciences ... Has added more than 20 pounds to his frame since his freshman season ... At 6-foot-10 he owns the highest vertical jump on the Vol roster ... Prior to the season he recorded a 40-inch vertical leap in testing ... An extremely hard worker in the weight room, he has improved his bench press from 175 pounds as a freshman to 400 pounds ... He has also increased his squat from 185 pounds to 585 pounds in preseason testing ... In a 2001-02 preseason drill of 200 perimeter shots he ranked third on the team behind guards Thaydeus Holden and Jon Higgins.

Year
FG-A
Pct
3FG-A
Pct
FT-A
Pct
Avg
Ast
Blk
Stl
Pts
Avg
2000
52-88
.591
9-17
.529
22-39
.564
1.8
0
21
8
135
4.4
2001
63-122
.516
14-39
.359
53-70
.757
2.5
17
51
9
193
5.8
2002
161-311
.518
15-46
.326
80-111
.721
6.7
24
44
11
417
16.7
TOTAL
276-521
.530
38-102
.373
155-220
.705
3.4
41
116
28
745
8.4

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