Transfer Eron Harris headed to MSU

Eron Harris, who averaged 17.2 points a game as a sophomore for West Virginia, must sit out the 2014-15 season per NCAA transfer rules.

Kevin Jairaj

A transfer from West Virginia is headed to Michigan State to help fill the void of some potential NBA players.

The only problem is he won’t be eligible for this coming season.

Eron Harris, a 6-foot-3 guard who played the last two years with the Mountaineers, announced Monday on Twitter that he has selected East Lansing as the next stop in his college-basketball career.

"I am a Spartan now … can’t wait to get started at my new home!" Harris tweeted.

Harris, who averaged 17.2 points a game as a sophomore for West Virginia, must sit out the 2014-15 season per NCAA transfer rules. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Harris also considered Michigan and Purdue before opting for the Spartans. He had received no offers from Big Ten schools two years ago when he was coming out of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.

The Spartans are expected to be facing a short-term rebuilding process with the departures of Gary Harris, Adreian Payne and Keith Appling off last season’s team.