|Gary Harris takes it to rack at the Nike Hoops Summit|
Future Michigan State star and Indiana Mr. Basketball winner, Gary Harris is one of the few elite players that was selected to participate in all three events.
In the McDonald's All-American (3/28/12) game Harris' East squad fell to the West 106-102. After battling through a pulled groin injury Harris scored two points on 0-for-3 shooting for the East team. He added five rebounds, three assists, two blocks, a steal and a turnover in 15 minutes. After the game Harris said "It was definitely not my best showing, but it was an all-star game and that's just how it goes sometimes. It was a good week. I really enjoyed myself and built some relationships with these guys and had a good time."
At the Nike Hoop Summit (4/7/12) Harris had 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in the USA Team's 84-75 loss to a team of international players at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR. During the game, Fox Sports broadcaster Ernie Kent praised the guard as a prototypical Michigan State player."Strong, smart, tough on defense, knock down open shots," the former Oregon coach said of Harris after watching him in practice earlier in the week. "I thought he was a great communicator. He talks to you eye-to-eye. Just a great kid."
Up next for the future Spartan is the Jordan Brand Classic this Saturday (4/14/12) at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC. With a few sub-par games statistically, look for Harris to establish himself as the premier shooting guard in this game. The game will be televised on ESPN at 7:00pm EST. Make sure to tune in!
Rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic game are below:
East Team (Home)
|Kyle Anderson||St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)||PG||UCLA|
|Kris Dunn||New London (New London, Conn.)||PG||Providence|
|Jerami Grant||DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.)||PF||Syracuse|
|Gary Harris||Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.)||SF||Michigan State|
|Brice Johnson||Edisto (Cordova, S.C.)||PF||North Carolina|
|Ricardo Ledo||South Kent (South Kent, Conn.)||SF||Providence|
|Nerlens Noel||Tilton School (Tilton, N.H.)||C||Kentucky|
|Tony Parker||Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.)||PF||Undecided|
|Rodney Purvis||Upper Room Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.)||SG||N.C. State|
|Kaleb Tarczweski||St. Mark's (Southborough, Mass.)||C||Arizona|
|J.P. Tokoto||Menomonee Falls (Menomonee, Wis.)||SF||North Carolina|
|Steven Adams||Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, Mass.)||C||Pittsburgh|
|Brandon Ashley||Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)||PF||Arizona|
|Isaiah Austin||Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas)||C||Baylor|
|Anthony Bennett||Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)||PF||Undecided|
|Archie Goodwin||Sylvan Hills (Little Rock, Ark.)||SG||Kentucky|
|Danuel House||Hightower (Houston)||SG||Houston|
|Grant Jerrett||La Verne Lutheran (La Verne, Calif.)||PF||Arizona|
|Shabazz Muhammad||Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)||SF||UCLA|
|Marcus Paige||Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa)||PG||North Carolina|
|Alex Poythress||Northeast (Clarksville, Tenn.)||SF||Kentucky|
|Rasheed Sulaimon||Strake Jesuit (Houston)||SG||Duke|