Harry Lee Giles III (born April 22, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Giles was a five-star recruit and widely considered one of the top players in the Class of 2016. He played one season of college basketball at Duke University. After the season, Giles declared for the 2017 NBA draft, where he was selected 20th by the Portland Trail Blazers, but later traded to the Sacramento Kings.
Giles was born April 22, 1998 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to parents Harry Giles Jr. and Melissa Addison Giles. His father played both basketball and football for Winston-Salem State University.
High school career
Giles attended the Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina from his Freshman to Junior year. As a freshman, Giles averaged 12.5 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game after leading Wesleyan Christian to a 2013 NCISAA 3A State Championship alongside current UNC shooting guard Theo Pinson. Giles missed his entire sophomore year due to a left knee injury. during the 2014 summer, Giles participated in the Under Armour Elite 24 game in Brooklyn, New York where he earned Co-MVP honors alongside Chase Jeter. After shining for his AAU team, CP3 All-Stars in 2014, the 6-foot-9 power forward entered his junior year hungrier and more focused than ever to reclaim his spot as the #1 player in the Class of 2016.
In his junior year, Giles and Wesleyan was ranked #2 team in the country by USA Today. On November 14, 2014 In his second game back since his injury, Harry scored a career high 38 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in a (82-58) win over Northside Christian Academy. Giles and the Trojans then played in the 2014-15 High School OT Holiday Invitational Tournament at Needham B. Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. On December 29, Giles and Wesleyan defeated Word of God Christian Academy (98-85) behind Giles 31 points and 17 rebounds to advance to the championship game. On December 30th, 2014, Giles went head to head against an Orangeville Prep team that featured former #1 player in 2016 Thon Maker. The Wesleyan trojans would defeat Orangeville Prep (78-75) with Giles scoring 26 points and 14 rebounds while Maker scored 24 points and 11 between the two. On January 15, 2015, Giles scored 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 Assist to help the Trojans defeat Malik Monk and Bentonville High School (63-55) on the first day of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions Tournament. On the season, Giles averaged 23.9 points per game,12.5 rebounds per game, 2.0 assist per game, and 2.0 blocks per game while leading the Wesleyan Trojans to a (30-5) record and a NCISAA 3A state championship game appearance unfortunately losing to in state rival Greensboro Day School. Giles would soon rejoin his AAU Team CP3 All Stars, sponsored by fellow Winston-Salem native and NBA superstar Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets. Harry led the Team CP3 All Stars to the 2015 Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) Peach Jam semifinals against the St. Louis Eagles featuring future Duke teammate Jayson Tatum. Unfortunately Team CP3 would lose by a game winning buzzer beater. He averaged 18.2 points per game and 12.0 rebounds per game in 16 games on the EYBL circuit.
Before his senior season, Giles decided to attend and play for the high school basketball powerhouse Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. Giles dominated the majority of his high school career; however, his senior year ended with a very serious injury. The injury occurred during his first scrimmage game with Oak Hill Academy. Weeks later, Giles enrolled to (now defunct) Forest Trail Academy in Kernersville, North Carolina to take online courses to finish his senior year of high school while rehabbing his knee injury. He was selected to play in the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit but was unable due to injury. Giles was rated as a five-star recruit and ranked the No.1 overall player in the 2016 high school class by ESPN, while Scout.com and Rivals ranked him No. 2 in the Class of 2016 only behind Josh Jackson.
Giles was originally recruited by Wake Forest University, Duke University, University of North Carolina, University of Kentucky and University of Kansas. On November 6, 2015 Giles committed to Duke University. On October 3, 2016 it was announced Giles would likely miss up to six weeks to have surgery on his knee.
On December 19, 2016, Giles made his college debut against Tennessee State, playing for four minutes.
On March 10, 2017 in a game against rival UNC, Giles had four blocks.
At the conclusion of his freshman season, Giles announced that he would forgo his final three years of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2017 NBA draft.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff