Stock Flying on Giles; New Leader

After a tremendous showing in the Las Vegas Big Time, 6-10 center <b>C.J. Giles</b> from Seattle, Washington, is seeing his recruitment pick up considerably. He now says he has a favorite among USC, Kansas, Arizona and others...

The stock for C.J. Giles, 6-10 SR C, Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach, is hot.

Giles showed this week at the Big Time that he has some of the biggest upside of any center in his class in the nation. He's grown from 6-8ish to 6-10 in the last year and looks like he could continue to grow. He has big shoulders, and a good frame that could hold quite a bit more weight (already weighing 220ish). For his size, he has great quickness, mobility and feet -- already a very good shot blocker and rebounder. He was one of the best defensive centers at the Big Time, with a great natural ability to defend the post and alter shots. He even showed flashes of some nice offense, with a pretty face-up jumper and turn-around.

When asked at the Big Time about his favorite schools, he said that Kansas, where his father played college ball, is now his leader. He also said Miami, USC, Arizona and Oregon rounded out his top five, and he was starting to get more interested in UCLA since he had heard UCLA was now interested in him.

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