The 2016 high school recruiting class is filled with tons of future NCAA talents like SF Josh Jackson, Duke commit Jayson Tatum, and elite PG Dennis Smith Jr, but arguably the player with the most potential to be an NBA star is #1 ranked prospect Harry Giles Jr.
The 6’10 and 230lb power forward has already drawn comparisons to former 5 Time NBA All Star Chris Webber, for his physical inside/outside style of play and great passing abilities at a young age, as most are already calling him by his nickname “man Child.”
He previously played his high school ball at Wesleyan Christian in Winston Salem, North Carolina but will suit up for the legendary Oak Hill Academy for his senior season. Giles dominated the AAU circuit for CP3, outplaying everyone at this year’s Peach Jam, City of Palms, and EYBL events, as well as the Top 100 Camp.
He has been the #1 player in his class since Middle School but has overcome a nasty knee injury when he first entered high school to show zero ill effects from the injury.
Players his size don’t often move the way he does and finish off highlight reel plays like step back jumpers or crossover dribbles making it scary just how good Giles could become as a finished product, considering he’s still just 16 years of age.
He also played well on this Summer’s Team USA squad, averaging an impressive 13.7 ppg, 8.3 reb, and 1.7 blocks as the team took home Gold in the U-19 World Championships in Greece.
As one could imagine, Giles is a hot commodity when it comes to recruiting, listing a final 8 schools of Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Syracuse, and UNLV.
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Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen has also provided content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, Cleveland.com, CSN Philly.com, Buckets Magazine, Balltribe.com, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.