Harry Giles: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Harry Giles (C) of the United States celebrates a shot against Australia during the FIBA U17 World Championships Final on August 16, 2014 in Dubai. (Getty)

Top high school basketball prospect Harry Giles tore his ACL in his first game of his senior season and will miss the remainder of the year.

Here’s what you need to know about the highly-touted, 17-year-old recruit:


1. Harry Giles Is Widely Considered the No. 1 High School Basketball Prospect

Harry Giles, a native of North Carolina, was the No. 1 recruit in the 2016 class, according to most recruiting websites.


2. Harry Giles Is Going to Announce His Commitment Decision on November 6

Giles father, Harry Giles, Jr., said his son still plans to announce his college decision tomorrow November 6 on ESPN at noon E.T. from his Oak Hill Academy Virginia) high school.


3. Harry Giles Plays for High School Basketball Powerhouse Oak Hill Academy

Giles, a senior power forward, plays ball at Oak Hill Academy, which is known for producing basketball superstars such as Carmelo Anthony.

His injury occurred on a foul less than two minutes into his opening game of the year on a drive to the basket. He subsequently asked to be removed from the game.


4. At 17 Years Old, He Has a History of Major Injuries

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Isaac Humphries of Australia competes for the rebound with Harry Giles during the FIBA U17 World Championships Final match between Australia and the United States Hamdan Sports Complex on August 16, 2014 in Dubai. (Getty)

Just 17 years of age, Giles already has a fairly significant injury history. He tore his left ACL, MCL, and meniscus in 2013 and had successful surgery to repair that.

He also suffered a broken third metacarpal in his left hand in practice in September, but had recovered from that injury.


5. He Made 5 Official College Visits, The Total Number of Schools He Considered

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Giles of the United States team competes with Gen Hiraiwa of Japan during the FIBA U17 World Championships on August 12, 2014 in Dubai. (Getty)

Giles had just finished the final leg of his five-school tour earlier this week after touring Duke University.

Giles has only really considered playing for those five he visited: Wake Forest, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky and Duke.

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