Former West Virginia Mountaineers guard, Eron Harris, is transferring to play for Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans. How do we know such things? Because of Jeff Goodman, of course.
Eron Harris told ESPN he is transferring to Michigan State. Harris averaged 17 ppg for West Virginia last season. Will sit and have 2 left.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 9, 2014
Eron Harris is definitely a talented player. Despite his abilities at West Virginia, though, he was never been able to overcome his sometimes erratic behavior.
Per NCAA rules, Harris will have to sit out the upcoming college basketball season, but will have two years of eligibility remaining when it is all said and done.
Izzo is getting a solid scoring talent. Harris averaged 17 points per game last season for West Virginia. He also shot over .42 percent from beyond the arc. Harris’ biggest issues have stemmed from having some temper issues. Maybe a change of university and leadership will be what thrusts him into being a more legitimate, consistent player.
Regardless, scoring monsters like Eron Harris do not grow on trees. If they did, well, coaches would be growing scoring monster trees a lot more than they do attempting to recruit guys who can put the ball in the bucket.