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.


Posted on February 29, 2012, in Basketball, Recruiting and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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