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.


Basics

Height Weight Wingspan Position College Hometown
6'4" 210 6'6.75" Guard Michigan State Fishers, Indiana

Collegiate Career

Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2012-13 34 29.7 150 329 .456 74 98 .755 2.5 1.4 1.3 0.2 439 12.9
2013-14 35 32.3 195 455 .429 115 142 .810 4.0 2.7 1.8 0.4 586 16.7
Totals 69 31.0 345 784 .440 189 240 .788 3.3 2.0 1.6 0.3 1025 14.9

Three-point field goals: 2012-13, 65-for-158 (.411); 2013-14, 81-for-230 (.352). Totals: 146-for-388 (.376).


Accolades

  • 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.

Strengths

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.


Quotes

"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."

Gary Parrish, CBS Sports College Basketball Insider

"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."

Amin Elhassan, ESPN NBA Analyst

"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."

Chad Ford, ESPN NBA Insider


Projections

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