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Probable lottery pick Gary Harris to workout for Celtics

Reports: Former Michigan State guard Gary Harris will workout for the Boston Celtics next week.

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

According to, former Michigan State guard Gary Harris is scheduled to workout for the Boston Celtics next week.

ESPN's Chad Ford has Harris ranked as the tenth-best prospect in the 2014 NBA Draft, and many others believe he'll be the second shooting guard off the board after Andrew Wiggins. The Celtics -- barring any trades -- will select sixth on June 26, which means Harris is being considered by teams just outside of the top 5.

Harris has earned praise for his ability to defend both guard positions. And despite the fact that both his shooting percentage (45.6 to 42.9) and three-point percentage (41.1 to 35.2) dipped in his second year in East Lansing, he's still viewed as one of the better mid-range shooters in this loaded draft class.

One knock on Harris is his reliance on his right hand. His inability to consistently drive left and relatively small stature (6-foot-4) could persuade GMs and front offices to pass on the former Spartan.

But Harris' flaws are heavily outweighed by his two-way ability, polished shooting form, high basketball IQ and age (19). Expect Harris to be snagged in the mid-lottery to middle-first round range. Considering the depth of this draft, that area of the first round is stocked with players capable of starting in the NBA for a long time. And Harris is no exception.