Duke’s Harry Giles To Enter NBA Draft

Duke freshman Harry Giles will enter the NBA draft, tweets Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com.

The news was officially announced in a release from the university. Giles is ranked 27th on the DraftExpress list of top 100 prospects and 14th by ESPN’s Chad Ford.

“Playing in the NBA has been my goal for as long as I can remember, and I’m so excited to take the next step in that journey,” Giles said. “My time at Duke has been a dream come true. I’ve built so many strong relationships here and I have so many people to thank, from my teammates and coaches to our medical staff and strength coach. I can’t understate how proud I am to be part of the Duke Basketball program forever.”

A 6’10” forward, Giles came to Duke as one of the top prospects in the nation, but left knee surgery in October, his third procedure since 2013, slowed his development. He appeared in 26 games, playing 11.5 minutes per night, while averaging 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds.

Giles will sign with an agent, according to John Rothstein of CBS Sports (Twitter link), which means he cannot decide to pull out of the draft and return to school.

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