Prospect Profile: Gary Harris
In-depth look at the draft prospect out of Michigan State
"The last two years have been the best of my life, but it's time to follow my dream and declare for the NBA Draft," Harris said in a statement.
|6'4"||210||6'6.75"||Guard||Michigan State||Fishers, Indiana|
Three-point field goals: 2012-13, 65-for-158 (.411); 2013-14, 81-for-230 (.352). Totals: 146-for-388 (.376).
- One of three players in Michigan State history to score 1,000 points in just two seasons.
- Named Michigan State MVP both seasons.
- Co-recipient of Michigan State’s Best Defensive Player Award both seasons.
- 2012 McDonald’s All-American.
- Led Michigan State in scoring, steals, field goals made and attempted, 3-point field goals made and attempted, and free throws made and attempted last season.
Strong and physical guard who plays both ends. Versatile offensive game, with the ability to slash and finish as well as shoot with range. Solid athlete and ball-handler.
"Ty Lawson next to Harris could make an interesting Western Conference backcourt. He's a two-way guard who played a big role in Michigan State winning the Big Ten tournament."
"Another prospect in this year's deep crop of combo guards, Harris is a 6-foot-4 shooter with decent athleticism. He can finish above the rim when leaping off one foot with a full head of steam, but generally does not get a lot of opportunities around the rim, and is just an OK finisher. His 3-point percentage fell this season after assuming a bigger role on offense, but he's still a very good shooter."
"Harris is one of the true two-way players in the draft. He's equally effective on both ends of the court, which is a large part of his appeal. Harris can score in multiple ways, both by driving to the basket and from the perimeter and he's capable of guarding both backcourt positions as well."
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