Five-star power forward Harry Giles is a serious contender for the No. 1 spot in the Class of 2016 and the North Carolina native had a strong summer. The 6-foot-10 Giles will take official visits to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Wake Forest this fall.
Here’s a new summer mixtape of Giles from Courtside Films.
Josh Jackson, Harry Giles stay at top of new Rivals150 Class of 2016 national rankings
Rivals unveiled its new Class of 2016 national rankings in the latest Rivals150 and the top four players are staying the same. Detroit wing Josh Jackson, North Carolina forward Harry Giles, St. Louis wing Jayson Tatum (Duke) and North Carolina point guard Dennis Smith remain the top four players in the class while Texas native De’Angelo Fox moves up to the No. 5 spot.
Jackson and Giles have battled for the No. 1 spot hard the past few months and national analysts seem split on who to put at No. 1. Fox also made a late push to dethrone Smith as the No. 1 point guard. This national Class of 2016 is considered by many to be one of the most talented classes of the last 20 years.
The group has a strong crop of point guards, as noted by Rivals national recruiting analyst Eric Bossi. Of the top 60 players in the 2016 class, seventeen players are point guards, which will really help college basketball when those players enter.
Harry Giles, the top prospect in the Class of 2016 and arguably the top prospect in all of high school basketball, has scheduled dates for all five of his official visits.
The North Carolina native will be at Wake Forest from Sept. 19th-21st and North Carolina from the 25th-27th. In October, he’ll visit Kansas from the 10th-12th, Kentucky from the 16th-18th and, finally, Duke, from Halloween through November 2nd.
The news was first reported by CBSSports.com.
The visit to Kentucky will fall on Big Blue Madness, which is the Midnight Madness celebration for the Wildcats, and he’ll also be at Kansas for Late Night at the Phog. It’s arguably the biggest recruiting for both programs. Duke, where Giles’ close friend Jayson Tatum has already committed, will be hosting the 6-foot-10 forward on his final visit. The Blue Devils are believed to be the leaders at this point in time.
Giles plays the four, but he’s skilled enough to pull bigger, slower defenders onto the perimeter. He’s received comparisons to Chris Webber.