MSU basketball recruit Harris earns ESPN’s top play
Gary Harris already has his share of accolades, being named a McDonald’s All-American for one. But he certainly had never earned the top play on Sportscenter before last night.
Harris, committed to Michigan State for the class of 2012, hit a game-winning 35-footer to win in the sectional round of the Indiana state basketball playoffs. He had 35 points in the game, including 31 in the second half, to lead Hamilton Southeastern — the top-ranked team in Indiana and No. 20 nationally — to the win against No. 3 North Central.
That wasn’t the only clutch play Harris had in the game — he set up the game-winning shot with two free throws with 10.2 seconds left to tie the game at 83. His team forced a jump ball on the ensuing play and set up Harris’ epic shot.
He also hit a 3-pointer with 22.2 seconds left to make it a one-point game. Clutch shots all around.
Another incoming MSU recruit made headlines as well, as Bay City Western’s Matt Costello became the school’s all-time leading scorer. He had 40 points and 23 rebounds in Bay City Western’s win against Carrollton. His career total now is 1,430 points, passing the previous record of 1,408.