That November 12th game against Michigan State in the United Center got a little more difficult today when Spartan guard Gary Harris announced his return to college for a sophomore season. The Big Ten Freshman of the Year, formerly a UK target, ranked second in scoring for Tom Izzo’s club last season and was a finalist for the Wayman Tisdale Award, given to the nation’s top freshman. He will provide experience, great defense and hot shooting at two-guard across from Aaron Harrison in the early season matchup.
Michigan State big man Adriean Payne is still deciding on his basketball future. If he returns, Michigan State will likely be No. 2 in the preseason polls, which would put the top two teams in the country against each other in the Champions Classic.
Beat The Spartans.