Contender for No. 1 in 2016 class, Harry Giles, cuts list to five


Harry Giles has been tremendous this spring and summer and the Class of 2016 power forward cut his list to five schools after two live evaluation periods. The 6-foot-10 forward helped the USA U19 team to the gold medal at the FIBA World Championships this summer and is a major contender for No. 1 in the 2016 class. Giles released his top five on Twitter.

Giles is still considering Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Wake Forest in a final group that includes both national powerhouses and close in-state programs. During this spring, Giles was dominant in the Nike EYBL and helped lead Team CP3 to the championship game at the Peach Jam in July.

The addition of Giles to any of these programs means an immediate starter and the No. 2 overall player in the Class of 2016. An elite rebounder who is developing his skill level around the basket, Giles is also a tremendous passer and gifted athlete.

In 23 games this spring and summer, Giles averaged 18 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting 54 percent from the field.