Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/15/14
We’re in the thick of perhaps the greatest four day stretch of sports all year. That being the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. (Those games played earlier in the week will always be “play in” games to me.) So, that means it’s time to get hit with all the interesting tidbits about players family, childhoods, upbringings and sorts of off the court stuff. Friday, USA Today had an interesting article about Michigan State Spartans freshman shooting guard Gary Harris, in which he admits something that is not very common amongst the best players in the nation. Harris admitted that his mom used to school him on the basketball court. “Yeah, she was able to on that one.” Let’s all put away our Jump to Conclusions mats for a second. Harris’ mother is Joy Holmes Harris, a first team All-American at Purdue who also played for several years for the Detroit Shock (/pours one out) of the WNBA. Also, they haven’t played since Gary was in eighth grade. “I think the last time I played him, he was going into the eighth grade. I beat him, but it was tough, and I haven’t played him anymore.” Since then, [...]
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