Harry Giles, who tore his ACL on Tuesday night and will miss the final year of his high school eligibility, has committed to Duke. He made the announcement official on SportsCenter.
The No. 1 recruit in the country is a blue chip recruit that doesn’t come around often. However, it’s uncertain at this time how his torn ACL will affect him on the court moving forward.
Before his injury, he was already being mentioned as the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
The Oak Hill Academy forward picked Duke over Kansas, Wake Forest, and Kentucky, who produced last year’s top pick in Karl-Anthony Towns. He was drafted first overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
This move is also a homecoming of sorts as Giles and his family lives in Winston-Salem, NC. However, he attends school in Virginia.
Winston-Salem, NC is home of Wake Forest, which is probably why he was considering them along with the prominent basketball powerhouses.
The 6-foot-9, 230-pounder is already being compared to Chris Webber. The former All-Star was a former 1st round pick by the Orlando Magic before being traded to the Golden State Warriors.