2017 G Giles scores offer from Sooners

Oklahoma offers 6-foot-3 sophomore during weekend visit

Chris Giles wasn’t expecting an offer from Oklahoma during his visit this past weekend, but he knew it was a possibility.

The 2017 combo guard out of West Plano, Texas had been communicating with the Sooners’ coaches, but he wasn’t 100 percent sure the offer from his father’s alma mater would come.

When it did, the offer was just the icing on the cake for Giles, who tried to take in everything about Oklahoma’s campus during his visit. He got to watch practice alongside some of Oklahoma’s other recruits and watched the Sooners’ game against Kansas State.

He also pointed out that he got a chance to tour the Oklahoma campus and fully understand what life would be like as a student at Oklahoma – not just a student-athlete.

He’s looking for a school that fits him academically and athletically.

“If I couldn’t play basketball, it’s a school where I could envision myself at,” Giles said of making his choice.

Giles received an offer from Oklahoma during his visit to match those from Ohio State, SMU and Houston. The list of schools that have shown interest reflect his academic wishes.

He has received interest from Virginia, Vanderbilt, Stanford and Notre Dame as well as Texas, Kansas and Arkansas.

He said his decision is still a few years away, but the Sooners will be in the mix.

“It’s still early, but OU is definitely a school that I would consider when it comes down to that time,” said Giles, who has been primarily recruited by assistant coach Lew Hill and head coach Long Kruger.

Both visited him in high school and saw Giles play during the summer.

Giles has visited SMU and Houston already.

He came this past weekend though to his father’s alma mater. Chris Giles Sr. played at Oklahoma from 1994 to 1996.

Where his father played will have little impact on where Giles will play, though.

“It doesn’t play as much as people might think,” said Giles, who expects to visit Oklahoma again during the basketball season. “He’s not pushing me to go anywhere in the country. He just wants me to go where it’s the right situation, somewhere I could imagine myself, not just playing basketball, but being a normal student there.”


Sooners Illustrated Top Stories