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Jay Bilas and Seth Greenberg name Gary Harris to their Top 3 to 5 Freshman list in the nation!
Harris has carried this team to some victories this year and deserves the recognition. Once folks tune in to watch Harris or Appling, the rest of the guys will also have a spotlight on them as well.
Just keep Winning!![coach]
***NEW VIDEO: Jay Bilas' Top Five Freshman (Gary Harris Analysis) - Feb 18.2013
This post has been edited 7 times, most recently by mdm2005 14 months ago
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.
When we signed Harris, I had no idea he was this kind of shooter. I knew he was athletic and could slash, leap, and handle the rock some (he has a very good cross over). I did not realize how silky smooth his shot was. The kid just rained threes on Mich this week.
Its five o'clock somewhere.
they confirmed what we've known for 3 months.....nice.
qft...I mean, we all HEARD he was this good but you never know how a good will play when the lights come on. He's a friggin assassin. Nothing seems to bother him that's for sure. His shot is as good as Respert's was as a Junior but his floor game and defense are at another level than Shawn's ever were. He's a VERY intriguing NBA prospect and I think we should really enjoy watching him this season. Kid is SOLID.
btw....now I know why Purdue is so butt hurt over losing him.
This post was edited by spartyon1 14 months ago
I'm kinda scared of the pub that's going to be coming in March. Right now, no one is getting all that much attention. I really expect a deep run come tourney time and expect the rest of the country to take note of our players.
Potential vs. actual production. Harris always showed flashes, but he's finally got over his injuries and has found his niche within the team.
He wasn't shooting 45-50% from 3 all season. He's getting better/more comfortable as the season goes along.
Embrace it. Besides, other coaches already knew that we are really good and cause matchup problems. It's just the media finding out late.
I'm not, his mother has her jersey hanging at Purdue and she played in the WNBA, so he's no hardship case and I don't think they're worried about his gettng drafted.
I believe Gary Harris wants to have his jersey retired in the rafters at MSU. I really believe that's one of his personal goals.
BTN is going to focus on Gary Harris on "The Journey" Sunday.
***Note: Click on the first photo of Gary Harris in my signature below. He has his knee in his opponents ear. I'm really rooting for this team and this kid.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by mdm2005 14 months ago
His shooting was listed as needing improvement on most recruiting sites. I just read last week that after senior football season, he finally was able to work on his jump shot. So that is why we had no idea what we were getting. An unbelievable talent that Gary Harris!
What do you think players in the WNBA get paid... they have a salary minimum of $36,000 and salary maximum of just over $100,000. That is now, have no idea what it was over a decade ago.
What I like most about Harris's game is that he doesn't force his shot ... he plays within the offense. When Harris does have to create, it's not because he's looking to chuck a three -- he's trying to drive and get an inside look, or a timely kick for an open jumper.
I believe Gary Harris wants to make a lot of money in the NBA, I really believe that's one of his personal goals.
His shooting takes the team to another level. Without that we are typically in a 10 point or under street fight. He adds the blowout potential against any opponent.
I love his stroke its so smooth. Best three shooter we've had since Hill and Neitzel
A man's gotta eat!
Ok, I had no idea what their financial situation is like. I get the feeling that Gary and his mother know he'll play in the NBA, so, I don't get the feeling that his in any particular hurry. It's just a gut feel that could turn out to be wrong.
Not bad for a kid who has played a majority of the season not near 100%. To me that is the scariest part of it all.
Well then it hasn't worked very much. Haven't we blown out like 2 or 3 teams this year?
What he adds is another consistent scoring threat. We have had a lot of streaky players on this team the last 10 years and its nice to have 3-4 consistent scoring threats on the court.
Harris may be the best player on the team. It's a tough choice between Harris, Appling and Payne with Dawson and the ever improving Nix not far behind.
my gut feel is that he's gone after this year because he is a smart person and his parents are well educated as well...from a business decision standpoint, declaring for the nba draft is a good business decision.
This post was edited by tVargMan Prime 14 months ago
I for one, fully support whatever he decides to do. This kid is NBA ready and he'll be a guy you want with the ball in the clutch.
Right now he's a fringe first rounder. If he can get drafted in the 1st round, even if it's 30th, it makes sense to bolt. That being said, if he sticks around a year, works on his handles and slashing, he's a lottery pick.
He's a fringe first rounder now, but with surging media attention and the fact that MSU will be battling for the B10 Title against five teams in the top 25, that's about to change for the best. If he continues to shoot well and MSU continues to win games, Gary Harris and Derrick Nix, Payne, and Dawson are about to get the attention they deserve.
Don't think Nix can't be drafted, the 300-pound kid from Texas was and he played in the D-League to fine tune his skills.
Dexter Jerome Pittman
Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-11 ▪ Weight: 308 lbs.
Born: March 2, 1988 (Age 24) in Rosenberg, Texas
High School: B.F. Terry in Rosenberg, Texas
College: University of Texas at Austin
Draft: Miami Heat, 2nd round (2nd pick, 32nd overall), 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: April 1, 2011
Age: 24 years, 351 days ▪ Experience: 2 years
D-League: 22 G, 14.5 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.2 APG (Full Record)
Note: Nix played Pitman head-to-head in 2009 and both ended the game with about 11min and 4pts.
This post was edited by mdm2005 14 months ago
MSU finally has another Diaper Dandy, baby! Oooooooohhhhh.....
I think Gary wants to get the frosh of the year trophy. I think it's a personal goal of his. Why, you might ask? I don't really know, I'm just making shit up.
We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes.
Well my point about his personal goal is based on his BTN segment which aires tomorrow.
Messageboards generally foster a healthy amount of speculation, but the point about the rafters came from Gary Harris.
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