Originally drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 13th overall pick in 2002 NBA Draft, Haislip spent three seasons in the NBA before making the move overseas. He played two seasons with the Bucks before signing with the Indiana Pacers for the 2004-05 season. For his NBA career Haislip has appeared in 79 games, averaging 3.6 points and 1.5 assists.
During his three seasons as a student-athlete at UT, the Lewisburg, Tenn., native averaged 8.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. His best season came as a junior in 2001-02—after which he made the leap to the NBA—as he posted career-highs in scoring (16.7 ppg), rebounding (6.7 rpg) and minutes (33.5 mpg). He was honored by the Southeastern Conference coaches following that season, earning second-team All-SEC recognition.
Haislip is the third Vol ever to play for the Spurs, joining former Tennessee greats Dale Ellis (1992-94) and Reggie Johnson (1980-82).