Few college basketball players see their careers end the way Michigan State guard Eron Harris did. It was announced just two weeks ago that Harris suffered a career-ending knee injury in a loss to Purdue.
It meant no big goodbye, or so most people thought. Instead, Harris got one of the best going-away gifts possible. After being surprised with his mom singing the national anthem before the Senior Day game, Harris also found a way to get in to the game despite his injury.
With Michigan State up big on the Wisconsin Badgers in the final minute, Tom Izzo called a timeout to get Harris in to the game. His teammates then made sure he had his moment, but traveling on purpose and allowed him the ceremonial kiss of center court.
A touching Senior Day moment for Eron Harris.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 26, 2017
Harris played two seasons at MSU after transferring from West Virginia, finishing his career by averaging 10.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game this season.