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 nearly 13 points a game, ranking second on the team, ...