HoopsHype Gary Harris rumors
Spartans coach Tom Izzo knows he could very well be in need of a shooting guard to play immediately next season if Gary Harris were to declare for the NBA draft following his sophomore season. "(Coach Tom Izzo) just said that Gary Harris probably will be leaving so I'll have to come in and probably fill that spot right off and I'll get a chance to showcase my skills," Blackmon told SNY.tv. Booth Newspapers
Jerry Zgoda: Michigan State's Gary Harris announced today he's going back to school. There goes your No. 9 overall pick, Wolves Nation Twitter @JerryZgoda
Gary Harris is returning to Michigan State for his sophomore season, the school announced Thursday, leaving junior forward Adreian Payne as the last remaining question mark about next season's roster. Harris, the Big Ten freshman of the year and top freshman scorer last season (13.7 points per game in Big Ten games), was projected as an NBA lottery pick by ESPN's Chad Ford from about midseason on. Harris said in a released statement that he looked into his stock. But the 6-4 guard, who had injury issues with both shoulders and his back last season, opted to return — and he will not need surgery on the left shoulder, which gave him the most problems. USA Today Sports
Sources say (Gary Harris) is leaning toward staying in school and electing for shoulder surgery this summer, which could keep him out three to four months. If he does declare, I think he's a late lottery pick. But if he can get back to full health and have a great sophomore season, he could go even higher in 2014. ESPN.com
Donna (Michigan) I see you've listed Gary Harris amongtht elottery picks on your game. Do you thinks he's coming out and do yousee him fitting with the Pistons? Chad Ford (1:52 PM) Don't know if he's coming out. Hear that he's leaning toward returning for another year of school. He has various injuries including a shoulder that keeps popping out that I think he'd like to address this summer. But if he declares, I think he'll be a lottery pick and a very good fit on a team like the Pistons. Think he's a more athletic version of Arron Afflalo. ESPN.com
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