Gary Harris is as good as advertised.
Harris, Michigan State's freshman guard from Fishers, Ind., scored 18 points Tuesday night in a 67-64 win over No. 7 Kansas. He was the perfect complement to junior point guard Keith Appling, who scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half and drove for the games final points on a double-pump scoop shot with 13 seconds remaining.
On guard was the best way to describe the win in Atlanta. The No. 21 Spartans improved to 1-1 after losing the opener to Connecticut in Germany.
Gary Harris made some big plays, MSU coach Tom Izzo said on his WJR-AM postgame show, and App made some big plays.
TV analyst Jay Bilas noticed that Harris, a McDonalds All-America and Indiana Mr. Basketball at Hamilton Southeastern High, is wasting no time being assertive against top college competition.
You can see why Tom Izzo and his staff are so excited about Harris, Bilas said. Hes going to be a great player. ... Harris is truly outstanding.
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