I don’t have a lot of rules I like to see teams follow in the draft, but there is one I do like:
Take the guys that can shoot the rock. They almost always can find a place in the league.
Which means teams should take Gary Harris on Michigan State, who as expected is going to declare the for draft, reports Jeff Goodman of ESPN.
This past season he carried an injury riddled Spartan team scoring 16.7 points a game and shooting 35 percent from three (it was 42 percent from three as a freshman when defenses were not focused on him, he can shoot). He’s got good size for an NBA two guard — 6’5” and 210 pounds, plus he’s a good athlete.
PBT’s draft expert Ed Isaacoson of NBADraftblog.com and Rotoworld added that Harris has a great feel for the game on both ends — he’s a good defender now with the potential to become great.
There had been questions about how he would adapt to the NBA level but he seemed to answer those this season.
He’s expected to be picked in the teens, late lottery or just after. In the right situation he could make a real impact as a rookie.