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Milwaukee Bucks' 2002 draft pick and former Euroleaguer Marcus Haislip signed (last week) in China with DongGuan Leopards, sources told Sportando. Sportando
Professional basketball player Marcus Haislip is back in his hometown of Lewisburg considering options on where he'll play next. Most recently, he's played for a team in China. "I've definitely seen some tough cities," Haislip said during a Saturday interview while seated in his black Ford pickup truck parked at Jones Park where the annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament was about to begin. Marshall County Tribune
Haislip donated $3,500 to provide prize money for the annual tournament that's been a point of pride for people from his neighborhood on and around Jones Circle where he grew up. His truck was parked within 100 paces of where his parents, Odie and Janie Haislip, raised their only child, next to that of his cousins, Jason and Rodney Haislip, sons of Terry and Pam Haislip. "In Turkey," where Marcus Deshon Haislip played for a team based for Ülkerspor in the 2005-'06 season, he said, "it's like you're either rich or you're poor." Told of a young businesswoman commenting about Atlanta, "Too bad it's surrounded by Georgia," Haislip replied, "I'll take rural Georgia over Turkey." Marshall County Tribune
Caja Laboral improved its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by inking power forward Marcus Haislip to a one-year deal, the club announced Friday. Haislip (208, 29) arrives from Panathinaikos, where he averaged 6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 6 Euroleague games last season. Euroleague.net
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