Top 2016 target Harry Giles returns from knee injury

 Posted by at 2:46 PM on May 19, 2014
May 192014
Photo: USA Basketball

Photo: USA Basketball

Kentucky basketball recruit Harry Giles made his much-anticipated return from a serious knee injury over the weekend at the Nike EYBL event in Virginia.

Giles, considered the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2016, suffered a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus last June while playing for Team USA.

He played his first game in 11 months on Saturday, going for eight points and 10 rebounds in just 15 minutes on the court for the CP3 All-Stars. In the second game, Giles was 0 for 7 from the floor and scored one point in 16 minutes.

The 6-foot-10 power forward said last week that he planned to take things slow in his comeback, and he did not play in either of his team’s two games Sunday.

Giles was one of the first recruits from the class of 2016 to earn a scholarship offer from Kentucky. The Winston-Salem, N.C., standout visited Lexington last October for Big Blue Madness.

UK, Duke and North Carolina are considered the favorites in his recruitment.


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