Class of 2016 five-star forward and No. 1 recruit Harry Giles has five official visits scheduled over a two-month span, two of which will be to Duke and Kentucky. Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported Giles’ trip schedule, which also includes stops at Wake Forest, North Carolina and Kansas.
The trip begins next month when Giles visits Wake Forest from September 19-21, then heads to Chapel Hill from September 25-27. From mid-October and on, he will visit Kansas, Kentucky and then wrap things up with a trip to Duke. Giles currently stars at North Carolina’s Wesleyan Christian Academy, near Greensboro, and lives in nearby Winston-Salem. At this point, Duke is the favorite to land him as Class of 2016 No. 2 recruit Jayson Tatum has already committed there, and he is good friends with Giles.
It should also be noted that Giles, a 6-foot-10, 230 pound power forward, would star at any of these programs. The odd school out is definitely Wake Forest, as the only real connection Giles has there is that he grew up in the same town as the university, plus the Demon Deacons have not been to the NCAA Tournament since 2010 under former coach Dino Gaudio.
But the stage is now set for Giles to likely make his decision by the late autumn or sooner, and whichever program lands him will suddenly be blessed with a big man that is an offensive machine. Once he improves his strength and defense, he will go from being a five-star prospect to a potential NBA star-in-the-making.
Campus Sports will update Giles’ decision-making process as more information becomes available.
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