Posted April 18, 2013 on AP on Fox
Michigan State's hopes to contend for a Big Ten title next season got a boost Thursday when Gary Harris announced he's coming back for his sophomore season. ''Playing in the NBA is definitely a goal of mine, and something that I've always dreamed of, but those dreams can wait for another day,'' Harris said in a statement released by the school. ''I think additional experience and maturity will be huge in my development as a player. I have other dreams of things I want to accomplish, both as a player and as a team at Michigan State. I love college life, and I'm no hurry to move on.'' Adreian Payne has not announced whether he is entering the NBA draft or coming back for his senior season. If Payne returns, the Spartans likely would be regarded as one of the top teams in college basketball. Harris became the first player in program history to be named Big Ten freshman of the year and to be voted MVP by his teammates. He averaged nearl...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Michigan State Basketball: Gavin Schilling signs National Letter of Intent

On Wednesday, Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo announced that Gavin Schilling, the 6-foot-9 forward from Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Michigan State University next fall and play for the Spartans during the 2013-2014 basketball season. Schilling averaged 13.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks, while shooting .625 from...

MSU guard Gary Harris staying in school

Michigan State's hopes to contend for a Big Ten title next season got a boost Thursday when Gary Harris announced he's coming back for his sophomore season. "Playing in the NBA is definitely a goal of mine, and something that I've always dreamed of, but those dreams can wait for another day," Harris said in a statement released by the school. "I think...

Michigan State Basketball: Gary Harris to return to for sophomore season

EAST LANSING — After weeks of speculation, Michigan State star freshman Gary Harris announced on Thursday that he will return to Michigan State for the 2013-2014 season. “I’m looking forward to my sophomore season with my Spartan brothers,” Harris said. “When the season was done, Coach Izzo gathered a lot of great information and shared it with me and my family. After talking...

Podcast: Harris Stays & Hoop Recruiting

FOX Sports NEXT basketball recruiting analyst Brian Snow talks about the decision made by Gary Harris to stay a Spartans and more in our latest podcast.

Michigan State signs 6-9 forward Gavin Schilling

Michigan State has added depth to its frontcourt by adding forward Gavin Schilling. Schilling signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play for the Spartans. The Chicagoan might get a chance to compete for a lot of playing time if Adreian Payne chooses to skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft. Schilling averaged 13.9 points, nine rebounds and two-plus blocks last season...

Michigan State guard Gary Harris staying in school

Michigan State guard Gary Harris has chosen to return for his sophomore season. He became the first player in program history to be named Big Ten freshman of the year and to be voted MVP by his teammates. He averaged nearly 13 points a game, ranking second on the team. Harris said Thursday his dream of playing in the NBA can wait. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo says Harris'...

Visitor Preview: Michigan State Spring Game

Michigan State is hosting a number of prospects this weekend who come in with offers or who could earn offers. Will they earn any commits and who are the names to know? Here is a look.

Tom Izzo wants Reduced Shot Clock

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is one of the true elite coaches in the game today. Consistently putting together quality seasons, MSU always seems to be around late in the NCAA tournament and has made multiple Final Four appearances. So when Izzo decides to speak on the state of the current college basketball game, [...]

Core 6 Lineman Highlights: Chase Gianacakos

Michigan State offensive lineman commit Chase Gianacakos of St. Charles North (Ill.) competed in Sunday's Core 6 Athletes lineman challenge.

Coach Speak: Lamar Dawson

Chicago St. Rita's Lamar Dawson recently added his first BCS offer from Michigan State, and as his coach explains, he's still improving.
Spartans News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.