Time For Michigan State Spartans’ Gary Harris and Keith Appling To Shine

By Trevor Lowry
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As you may have heard, the Michigan State Spartans are set to have a great team in the 2013-14 college basketball season. This tends to happen when basically all of your starters return from a team that was a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Guards Gary Harris and Keith Appling are two players that will be returning and it is time for each player to shine.

Harris had a great freshman season, scoring 12.9 points per game. He also shot a very impressive 45.6 percent from the field and 41.1 percent from behind the arc. He made 65 threes on the year, but that number could be even higher next season with some more attempts, which I am hoping will be the case since he is arguably the best shooter on the team.

Harris could very well be the best player on the team next year, despite Appling leading the team in scoring this past season, with 13.4 points per game.

Appling also averaged 3.4 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists per game. He will be playing in his final year and hopefully it will be a good one, since his next destination will likely be the NBA draft. Appling shot 41.5 percent from the field and 32 percent from behind the arc.

These two players will help make up one of the best backcourts in college hoops.

I could easily see Harris leading the team in scoring, but that does not mean that Appling will be any less valuable to the team. He is the field general and all.

Whether the case, Michigan State will have a great team and these two guards are set to shine.

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