Gary Harris, a highly regarding sophomore shooting guard out of Michigan State University, recently travelled to Denver for a pre-draft workout with the Nuggets.
Following his time on the court, Harris took a few minutes to talk with members of the local media:
On the similarities and differences of working out for various teams:
“All the workouts are hard. But where we are right now is a little different. It’s my first time being in Denver, really experiencing the altitude change, and I felt like I got a little bit winded faster. But once you get your second wind you’re fine.”
On the coaching staff at Michigan State preparing players for the NBA:
“I feel like they do a great job. Most guys stay four years. Guys like Draymond Green, you see how it’s helped him out, the kind of year he had with the [Golden State] Warriors. Listening to [Head Coach Tom] Izzo and the whole Michigan State mode gets you prepared.”
On separating himself from other draft prospects:
“Just do what you can do. Don’t try to be someone you’re not. Go out there, play towards your strengths and give it your all.”
Harris said this was his third individual pre-draft workout and he thinks he’s a good fit for the Nuggets since the team likes to get out in transition, a style he thinks is a good fit for his skill set.
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