The transfer market in the world of college basketball is (finally) begin to dwindle down, and perhaps the biggest name available has decided where he will spend his final two years of eligibility. Former West Virginia guard Eron Harris named his top three that included Michigan, Purdue and Michigan State, but when the time came for a final choice, Harris elected to land with Tom Izzo and the Spartans.
Eron Harris is transferring to Michigan State. Sophomore G averaged 17.2 Pts for West Virginia last season. pic.twitter.com/1OP4m7VsCp
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 9, 2014
While Harris will not be immediately eligible in East Lansing as a result of NCAA guidelines, this is a huge pick-up for Tom Izzo and company. As a sophomore with West Virginia, the 6-foot-3 Harris averaged 17.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, and it isn’t every day that a big-time program like Michigan State can land a player who has already established himself as a major scorer in a power conference.
The biggest (and most coveted) trait in Harris’ game has always been his jump shot, as the sharpshooter converted more than 42% of his attempts from 3-point distance as a sophomore. Michigan State has long been known as a defense-first, gritty bunch, but having a “pure” scorer and/or shooter like Harris is a great addition, especially with the consistent roster turnover at high-end programs.
Programs like Michigan were reportedly quite invested in bringing Eron Harris to their campus, but when Tom Izzo comes calling, it would seemingly be impossible to turn down his advances.