Harry Giles Undergoes ACL Surgery

Duke signee Harry Giles underwent surgery for a partially torn ACL on Tuesday morning at Duke University Medical Center. The nation's top overall recruit signed with the Blue Devils on National Signing Day, giving head coach Mike Krzyzewski one of the top recruiting classes in the country.

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Duke signee Harry Giles underwent surgery for a partially torn ACL on Tuesday morning at Duke University Medical Center.   The nation's top overall recruit signed with the Blue Devils on National Signing Day, giving head coach Mike Krzyzewski one of the top recruiting classes in the country.

Harry is one of those unique players who don’t come along very often,” Krzyzewski said. “He can really play every position and he can pretty much guard every position. Harry has an amazing attitude for the game. The game is fun for him, and he attacks it extremely hard.”

Scouting Report: Giles has been on the Duke radar since his freshman season. The 6-foot-10 power forward showed his motor and versatility during the month of July. He has good size for the power forward position, but he’s also quite versatile and can score both facing the rim and with his back to it. He was also named as the best pro and college prospect in a survey of college coaches and NBA executives familiar with the rising senior class. “In one year he could have Kevin Durant, Mike Beasley type impact,” one head college coach said about Giles. “He’s a future NBA All-Star and has a chance to be like a healthy Chris Webber,” another coach noted. What makes Giles the top player in the class? “His motor,” one high-major coach that watched him multiple times in July said. “His competitiveness, his skill, athleticism and his versatility. People try and compare him to other players. I’m not sure there is an exact comparison. He’s very unique.”


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