In the summer of 2013, top 2016 prospect Harry Giles tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus on his left knee while hooping with USA Basketball in Uruguay. Now, two years later, the blue chipper will unfortunately have to deal with a second ACL rehabilitation after partially tearing it in his right knee on Tuesday during the first couple of minutes of his senior year’s season-opener. Giles, who missed his entire sophomore season because of the 2013 injury, will now miss his entire senior campaign while he recovers. The 6-10 forward is slated to make his college announcement tomorrow live on ESPN’s SportsCenter. Best wishes and speedy recovery to the young stud as he prepares to bounce back stronger than ever.
Harry Giles, the top recruit in the 2016 class, tore his right ACL on Tuesday night and will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season, his father confirmed.
Giles father, Harry Giles Jr., told ESPN in a text that his son’s ACL was “partially torn.”
Giles Jr., said his son still plans to announce his decision on what school he’ll attend, on Friday from Oak Hill Academy (Virginia) at noon ET on SportsCenter. The four schools still involved with Giles’ recruitment are Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest.
Giles, a senior at Oak Hill, was fouled 1:59 into the game on a drive to the basket and subsequently asked to be removed from the game.
The 6-foot-10 power forward previously tore his left ACL, MCL and meniscus but had sufficiently recovered from the injury to become the top recruit in 2016.
He suffered a broken third metacarpal in his left hand in practice in September but had recovered from that injury to suit up for Oak Hill.
The early signing period for college basketball runs from Wednesday through Nov. 18.