Earlier today, Harry Giles, the number one recruit in the class of 2016 committed to Duke University and the legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski. Giles is 6’10 230 pounds and can basically do everything on the court. He’s very athletic, can run the floor, post up and can block shots. He’s a born winner, playing at one of the top high school programs at Oak Hill Academy. He’ll have to learn how to shoot more consistently and finish through contact. He plays like Chris Webber or Kevin Garnett. On the court there’s no denying his skill, but off the court there could be some issues.
Giles has been the number one recruit for much of his high school basketball career. The only time he has dropped was in 2013, when he tore his ACL, MCL and Meniscus in his left knee. This caused him to miss a whole season worth of high school basketball. In September he broke a bone in his hand but recovered in time to play the season opener. However, just two minutes into that season opener on Tuesday, Giles was fouled and landed awkwardly on his right knee, slightly tearing his right ACL. Giles will now miss his senior season of high school basketball, but that didn’t stop him from committing to Duke earlier today.
With Giles’ commitment, Duke has the number one class for 2016. This senior class is expected to be an unreal class with a ton of star potential in the NBA. Giles will now team up with number two overall recruit Jayson Tatum to form an already dynamic duo in Durham. Duke also has five star guard Frank Jackson in their reciting class. The class already is borderline cheating (not saying that Duke is, it’s just unfair) and Duke isn’t close to be being done in 2016. Harry Giles’ commitment makes Duke an immediate favorite to win the National Championship in 2017.