Top high school player Harry Giles tears ACL, out for season

Harry Giles, the top prospect in the country, will need knee surgery again. (Under Armour)

The best high school player in the class of 2016, Harry Giles, has suffered a major knee injury that will prevent him from playing his senior season.

Multiple reports on Thursday morning state Giles partially tore the ACL in his right knee in the opening minutes of his team’s Wednesday night season-opener. Giles was playing his first game for famed Oak Hill Academy, a prep school in Mouth of Wilson, Va.

On Tuesday, Giles tweeted: “Finally here. We coming out the cages tomorrow!! Game tomorrow at Galax High School @ 7pm #OHA”

The injury, which requires surgery, is the second major setback to Giles’ knees. Giles told CBS Sports he will not have surgery this week. He previously tore mulitple ligaments in his left knee, in the summer of 2013. Giles’ final four schools are: Duke, Kentucky, Wake Forest and Kansas.

[MORE: Read our in-depth profile on Giles, who became the top prospect in the nation.]

Prior to the injury, Giles was scheduled to announce his decision on Nov. 12, but will now announce his choice on Friday. The 6-foot-10 power forward has developed into what many scouts and college coaches consider to be among the most well-rounded big-man prospects to come out of high school in the past decade. He was the most valuable player for Team USA’s gold medal-winning U19 team in Greece.


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