With the 2013-14 college basketball season coming to an end for the Michigan State Spartans, head coach Tom Izzo is waiting on a decision. Gary Harris, a bonafide star for the Spartans, is still weighing his option on whether or not to make the jump from college sophomore to NBA rookie.
As one of the best players in the nation, Harris had a stellar sophomore season after deciding on a return after a breakout freshman season. While he took a step back in terms of shooting percentages, he stepped his game up in scoring, rebounder and passing as well as defense.
Many project the future NBA star as a lottery pick, but that has yet to be the deciding factor for the 19-year-old shooting guard.
In a press conference to discuss the end of the season on Tuesday afternoon, Izzo was asked about the futures of Branden Dawson and Harris. While he talked about Harris being projected as a top pick, he also said that the lethal scorer loves college and that his best friend on the team, Denzel Valentine, could weigh on his decision.
Izzo went on to say that Harris was ‘torn’ because he loves college, his friends and his teammates so much.
This goes through every college kid’s mind when they realizing an end to their college experience is in sight, but this could actually affect his decision to stay or to go.
Whatever Harris decides to do, he will be making the correct choice.
If he goes, it will be a smart decision because he could be a lottery pick. If he stays, he could learn under Izzo for one more year, possibly contend for a national title and even improve his stock a bit more.
We should know the decision within the next couple of weeks.
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