5 Things for April 15th: Gary Harris Leaves MSU for the NBA Draft
This is not a surprise to Michigan State, but they will have a hard time replacing his scoring on the wing. Harris averaged 16.7 points per game this past season, despite shooting lower percentages than he did during his freshman campaign. Even though he is not the scorer Harris is, Denzel Valentine will be expected to carry a lot of the load on the wing next season.
2. A couple of Michigan Wolverines have NBA draft decisions to make in the near future. Nik Stauskas will announce his intentions today at a press conference. Jake Fischer of the Boston Globe reported that Glenn Robinson III has signed with an agent, but Robinson has not come out and said anything himself.
3. The Tigers begin a 10 game home stand tonight. They will play their AL Central rival, the Cleveland Indians. Anibal Sanchez takes the hill for the Tigers, and he has a 3.00 ERA in this young season. He is countered by Zach McCallister, who has a 4.05 ERA over 52 career starts.
4. In the NBA, the Grizzlies clinched the last playoff spot in the western conference with a win over the Suns. Also, the Pacers clinched home court advantage throughout the eastern conference playoffs because the Heat lost to the Wizards.
5. Rays lefty Matt Moore will be shut down as he prepares to have Tommy John surgery. The 24 year-old made the all-star team last season. Moore will miss 11-15 months as he gets his arm back into shape.
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