Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Gary Harris

CBS Sacramento

By Andrew Kahn

Gary Harris is Michigan State?s leading scorer, but he has plenty of help. Adreian Payne, Keith Appling, and Branden Dawson average in double figures as well. But injuries have kept the quartet from playing together for chunks of the season. Dawson has been out a month; Appling missed three games earlier this month; Payne missed six games before that. More of the offensive burden fell on the sophomore Harris. He shot 3-for-20 in a two-point loss at Wisconsin on Feb. 9. ?He took some bad shots,? coach Tom Izzo said after the game. ?He doesn?t do that often. Sometimes we had lineups on the floor where he felt pressure to score. I felt pressure to get him shots.?

Whether it was pressure, or a plain old shooting slump, that performance was the second of four-straight games in which Harris shot a combined 19-for-63 and just 6-for-27 from…

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