The school subsequently confirmed the news.
CBSSports.com reported this week that Harris was "definitely leaning" toward returning to Michigan State, and he settled on doing that in recent days. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 12.9 points as a freshman while helping the Spartans to 27 wins and a trip to the Sweet 16. He would have been a projected lottery pick in June's NBA Draft had he made himself available, according to most analysts.
"Playing in the NBA is definitely a goal of mine and something that I've always dreamed of, but those dreams can wait for another day," Harris said in a statement released by the school. "I think additional experience and maturity will be huge in my development as a player. I have other dreams of things I want to accomplish, both as a player and as a team at Michigan State. I love college life, and I'm no hurry to move on."
Now Michigan State waits for Adreian Payne's announcement. A source said the junior big is "50-50" about entering the draft. He averaged 10.5 points and 7.6 rebounds this season. His return would keep the Spartans at No. 2 in the preseason Top 25 (and one).
The deadline to announce is April 28.