Giles discusses recovery, recruitment
It’s been a tough road of recovery for High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian Academy star Harry Giles. But the 6-foot-9 forward, who tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus late last spring, is inching closer to being back to full strength. “I’m feeling closer and closer to 100-percent every day,” Giles said. “I think by the high school season I’ll be 100-percent. When I get back home I’m going to take a little break and hit the rehab hard until the season starts. I’m starting to feel really good.” Giles, who claims he’s at 90-percent right now, said moving and getting over the mental part of the game has been among the toughest parts in his recovery. “Mobility and just getting back to driving and going to the gaps and not thinking about it,” Giles said. “That and still getting the feel for the game back.” Despite the time away from basketball, Giles, who is regarded as Scout.com’s No. 2 prospect, has an impressive list of college suitors. “It’s steady,” Giles said of his recruitment. “It’s starting to pick up more. It’s starting to get closer and closer. We are getting older and got to go. It’s going good. I’m planning to take some visits soon.” Giles currently has scholarship offers from Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, Ohio State, UNLV, Texas, Wake Forest and N.C. State. Who is making Giles a priority? “Duke is for sure,” Giles said. “They are making me a priority. So is Carolina. Those two schools really and Kentucky too.” “Really Duke is making me more of a priority than anybody because they text me every day,” Giles said. “They check on how I’m doing. It’s more than just about basketball so it’s good.” Giles said he’s developed a strong relationship with Duke assistant Jeff Capel. “He’s a great guy,” Giles said. “He’s funny. He’s a great dude. It’s a real good relationship. I like him a lot.” According to Giles, North Carolina and Kentucky regularly contact him. “They check on me a lot too,” he said. “The coaches check on me and see how I’m doing. They send me some stuff and keep me updated.” “Kentucky, coach Cal checks in to see how I’m doing and he always says he wants to coach me,” he said. Giles is currently ranked as the No. 1 power forward and the No. 3 overall player in the 2016 recruiting class.
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