Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu. 2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 20
Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round
2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 20 by the Portland Trail Blazers (Rights traded to the Sacramento Kings)
Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate mid-range shooter
Adequate low post scorer
Decent defensive player
Adequate shot blocker
Rock solid motor
May have significant upside
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Does not draw enough free throws
May need to improve his playmaking skills
Can be quite foul prone
Durability issues, has had multiple knee injuries
May need to get stronger
Has not seen much playing time in college basketball
Harry Giles appeared to be the early favorite to be the top pick by some of the major prognosticators long before the start of the 2016-17 season, but a couple of knee injuries could have NBA decision makers concerned about his longevity.
Giles made his season debut in mid-December, and so far the results look to be mixed at best. He has rarely seen much playing time on a consistent basis, but Giles has shown that he can rebound the basketball. However, he’s struggled to score efficiently, and has been prone to defensive breakdowns in games.
Right now, Giles is working his way back into the lineup, but it’s looking clear he may not be as polished of a player as anticipated. But NBA teams and scouts like his talent and upside, as he may still rate high on their draft boards.
1/10/17 Duke vs. Florida State
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