USA Midwest, Harris win Nike Global Challenge

The USA Midwest team, featuring 2012 IU recruiting target Gary Harris, beat Canada 99-94 last night in Hillsboro, Oregon to win the Nike Global Challenge.

Harris finished with nine points, two steals and a rebound in 11 minutes off the bench in the championship game. He rolled his ankle driving to the basket late in the third quarter and did not return.

In three games at the event, Harris averaged 11.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.0 steals in 16.3 minutes per game. He shot 15-of-29 from the field for 51.7 percent.

The Global Challenge is the final event in Nike’s series of Skills Academies.

The five-star guard from Hamilton Southeastern also participated in the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Chicago and the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio, earlier this summer.

2012 Brewster Academy big man Mitch McGary was also on the USA Midwest roster, but was unable to play in the event due to a severe ankle sprain.

For more coverage from the Global Challenge, check out OregonLive.com.

(Photo credit: Jamie Owens of J. Scott Sports)

  • jgon86

    I have no idea if he’s going to IU or Michigan st.  The kid should pick up poker as a hobby. 

  • Anonymous

    haha.  Yeah, at the end of the day I don’t think anyone has a clue.  I hope its the Hoosiers.

    BTW…good luck Garrett!!!  Would have loved you in Candy Stripes.

  • HoosierDadE

    Oh Gary has pocket aces, I fold…

    Two, seven off suit…dang you Gary Harris.  To ease my pain of losing that hand, you will come to IU…

  • bsuhoosier

    This is really off topic but I was cleaning my closet today and found a team photo of the 87 championship team.  It is also signed by everyone on the team.  Is this something that a lot of people have?

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    Dan Dakich thinks Gary Harris will “probably” go to Indiana, (props to Alex on Twitter). He has been spot on for some of our recruiting commits in the past, let’s hope he is right again

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    Dan Dakich thinks Gary Harris will “probably” go to Indiana, (props to Alex on Twitter). He has been spot on for some of our recruiting commits in the past, let’s hope he is right again

  • So_Cal_Hoosier

    Dan Dakich thinks Gary Harris will “probably” go to Indiana, (props to Alex on Twitter). He has been spot on for some of our recruiting commits in the past, let’s hope he is right again

  • Anonymous

    Sounds pretty cool. I still have the front page of the IDS celebrating the victory. That was my senior year at IU : )

  • Anonymous

    Sounds pretty cool. I still have the front page of the IDS celebrating the victory. That was my senior year at IU : )

  • Anonymous

    With Harris that would make what 9 scholarship players from Indiana High Schools? How many national powers can say that? Even though a few of Calipari’s recent classes might have had higher collective ratings, I really feel like with Harris, Indiana becomes the talk of college basketball for all of next season. The Flint kids at Michigan St and Rose, Weber, and Howard at Michigan did the same thing, and people are still talking about them…….everyone wants to root for a story like that….come on Gary you are the last piece of the puzzle, everyone knows it, you know it, make it happen…

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