21  Hassan Whiteside
Hassan Whiteside
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gastonia, N.C.

High School:
The Patterson School

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 235

Position:
F

Experience:
HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Played prep basketball at the Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C., in 2008-09...helped lead Patterson with current Marshall teammate DeAndre Kane to a 34-2 record and a No. 1 national ranking...rated as the No. 19 center in the Class of 2009, according to Scout.com...ranked as the No. 87 recruit in the Class of 2009 by www.rivalshoops.com...averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5.5 blocked shots per game in 2006-07 at East Side High School in Newark, N.J...attended Hope Christian Academy (Charlotte, N.C.) during the 2007-08 school year...played in the 2009 Reebok All-American preview game...chose Marshall over UCONN, Louisville, Mississippi State, South Carolina, South Florida, Xavier, VCU, and West Virginia.

PERSONAL:
Born June 13, 1989...son of Hassan Arbubakrr and Debbie Whiteside...undecided upon a major...father played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.