Posted March 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Right in the middle of the Walk of Fame at Hamilton Southeastern High School - not far from the championship honors for mock trials, swimming and girl's golf - are two 8-by-13-inch photos. One shows a smiling two-time, all-state football player and the other an unassuming two-time, all-state basketball player. Smiling or not, it has been quite a ride for Gary Harris. In just 12 months, Harris has gone from a 17-year-old, two-sport prep standout to a bona fide college basketball star. The former Indiana Mr. Basketball is the Big Ten freshman of the year, and he will play a big role this week in determining whether Michigan State advances to the Final Four. It's hard for anyone in this northern Indianapolis suburb, including the Harrises, to fathom. Talk of the June NBA draft is floating around, too. ''Surreal,'' said Harris' father, Gary. ''A lot has transpired in the last 12 months and i...

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