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.