Duke Basketball: Harry Giles III Declares For 2017 NBA Draft

The Duke basketball program has lost another underclassman.

On Tuesday, the Blue Devils announced freshman Harry Giles III will be declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft after just one season in Durham. Giles played in just 26 games during his time at Duke due to issues with his knees.

Giles is no stranger to knee injuries, so the timing is right to move on from the collegiate game.

“Playing in the NBA has been my goal for as long as I can remember, and I’m so excited to take the next step in that journey,” Giles said in a statement.

“My time at Duke has been a dream come true. I’ve built so many strong relationships here and I have so many people to thank, from my teammates and coaches to our medical staff and strength coach. I can’t understate how proud I am to be part of the Duke Basketball program forever.”

As a freshman in limited time, Giles averaged 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

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