Scout's No. 1 player -- Harry Giles -- is ready to announce his college choice.
Giles, a 6-foot-10 power forward, will make his college commitment public on Friday during the noon edition of Sports Center, Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill coach Steve Smith told Scout.
Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Wake Forest are the finalists for Giles. He has taken official visits to all four schools with Duke getting the last trip this past weekend.
Giles has had a decorated high school career that includes three Gold Medals with USA Basketball. Giles has widely been considered the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
On Tuesday, Giles partially tore the ACL in his right knee during the opening game of his senior season. Giles is familiar with knee injuries, as he tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in between his sophomore and junior season.
Breaking Down Harry Giles' Game
Brian Snow: Harry is one of the elite talents we have seen in the past several years. Though the power forward position is radically changing both at the college and professional levels Giles has the ability to adapt. He has the athleticism and length to guard on the perimeter and the size and toughness to play down low. Virtually any system of basketball fits Giles, and he can do a variety of different things. Giles scores it well on the low block, really rebounds, can face up and shoot, and runs the floor like a guard. At times he has dominated on big international stages as well as on the biggest stage of high school basketball. While his injury history is unfortunate given the advances in modern medicine his long term future remains extremely bright.
Josh Gershon: Harry Giles is an elite prospect, easily one of the top few nationally, regardless of class. At 6-foot-10 with a +4 wingspan at 7-foot-2, Giles has good size and length for a power forward. He plays hard and is capable of scoring facing up or with his back to the basket. Giles can hit midrange jumpers, but is also fully capable of taking defenders off the dribble and finishing around the basket. Giles is a very good rebounder and gets a lot of points on putbacks. His size, skill set motor and athleticism makes him a consistently productive player. He's shown the ability to fully bounce back from a much worse knee injury in the past and he remains a terrific prospect with a bright future moving forward.
Evan Daniels: Since he was a freshman Harry Giles has been touted as arguably the top prospect in the 2016 class. For a stint he was removed from that spot, but that was more to see how he would recover from his initial injury. By this past summer, he was back to normal and comfortable. At 6-foot-10, Giles is a versatile, but balanced power forward prospect. Giles is a terrific rebounder that plays with a very good motor. He runs the floor with ease, is a good athlete and can score the ball in a variety of ways.