Duke basketball: Harry Giles ‘thankful to be playing again’

On Monday night, the Duke basketball team saw promising freshman Harry Giles return to the court for the first time since sustaining a torn ACL during his senior year of high school.

The top recruit played for just four minutes and recorded zero points, but he’s just excited to get back out on the floor.

“I’m just thankful to be playing again,” Giles told C.L. Brown of ESPN. “The first game was really just going out there, just seeing where I’m at, getting up and down the floor, just getting used to playing.”

Moving forward, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he plans on taking this slowly with the freshman forward while he gets back in game shape.

It’s just a matter of him being in shape,” Krzyzewski said. “He hasn’t played in 14 months. He has to fit in, and he will, but it can’t be about him or (Jayson) Tatum or (Marques) Bolden. It’s got to be about Duke.”

Duke currently sits at 11-1 on the season and returns to the court on Wednesday night on the road against Elon. The No. 5 Blue Devils will then kick off their conference schedule on Saturday, Dec. 31 against Virginia Tech.

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