Michigan State Spartans Land Star Guard Gary Harris

Eric HampfordContributor IIINovember 10, 2011

Indiana multi-sport star Gary Harris
Indiana multi-sport star Gary Harris

The top basketball recruit in the state of Indiana for the Class of 2012 has decided to take his talents north and suit up for Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans. The 6'4" shooting guard picked the Spartans over offers from the Indiana Hoosiers, Kentucky Wildcats and Purdue Boilermakers. 

He is rated as one of the Top 20 seniors in America. After taking an official visit to the Michigan State campus this past weekend, Harris decided Lansing was the best fit for him. 

As a junior at Hamilton Southeastern High School (IN), he lead the Royals to their second sectional championship in the school's history. Along the way, he averaged 18.6 points per game.

He is a multi-sport star for Southeastern, doubling as a standout wide receiver on the football team. 

Had he pursued playing football in college, he also would have had his choice among some of the best programs in America. He was offered scholarships from Notre Dame, Indiana, and Iowa, while garnering interest from several other nationally respected programs.

The Spartans will be getting a supreme athlete who shoots the ball with consistency, attacks the basket well and is capable of elevating over any defender in his way. He also has the long arms on his frame to disrupt passing lanes and shut down quality offensive players.