Giles also considered Kansas and Arizona, but did not make a scheduled trip to Kansas this past weekend and will not take his visit to Arizona, which was scheduled for Midnight Madness in mid-October.
``One of the biggest things Chester was looking for was to play in the ACC," Rainier Beach coach Mike Bethea. "When he came back from his visit, he knew Miami was the place for me. He was convinced there was no reason to prolong anything." Giles averaged 11.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and four blocks per game as a junior and is a huge pickup for the Hurricanes, who will lose Darius Rice after this season.
Giles, whose father played two seasons at Kansas in the early 1970s, has put on about 20 pounds in the past year.