Player Card – Harry Giles III

Harry Giles III of Winston Salem, N.C., has made his presence felt as one of the nation's premier class of 2016 prospects. Jon Lopez / Nike

Harry Giles III of Winston Salem, N.C., has made his presence felt as one of the nation’s premier class of 2016 prospects.
Jon Lopez / Nike

Harry Giles III of Winston-Salem, N.C., has received scholarship offers from some of the nation’s premier programs including Baylor, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina and Syracuse. He is back to 100 percent after a major knee injury suffered in 2013. Here’s our breakdown on the five-star prospect:

05-Harry-Giles-III-60Harry Giles III – (Winston Salem, N.C.) – Oak Hill / CP3 – 2016
Height: 6’10”
Position: Power Forward
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:


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 By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: May 25, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Giles III separated himself as the premier prospect in the class, regardless of position, this weekend. His versatility and ability to impact on both ends of the floor make him a prospect who can move the needle for a NCAA Championship contender. He worked the pick-and-roll action as both the screener and the handler today. He finished at the rim and hit the jumper off the screening action. He also showed remarkable ball-handling skill around ball screens and in the open floor. This type of skill from a 6-11 player is not seen in every class. He hit running jump hooks and swatted shots in the paint. On the circuit season, he averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds showing that he can do produce over a period of time.

Date: December 22, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: City of  Palms (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Giles III is showing himself to be one of the premier players nationally regardless of class. He has the length to be a shot blocker inside and the skill to be effective in the trail slot on the perimeter. Giles III is a distributor from the power forward position as well as a post scorer.

Date: December 19, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: City of Palms (Fort Myers, Fla.)

When Giles is locked in, there may not be a more impactful player to the game in his class. His performance versus Mater Dei on day 2 was one for the ages as he scored 29 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and swatted 5 shots.  He is complemented by superb feet and soft hands. His quick jumping ability plus his power make him a prototypical power forward.

Date: July 11, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: OTR Elite 32 (Marietta, Ga.) 

Giles shows no ill affects of the knee injury in this showing. He is mobile big who can protect the rim while also providing an offensive scoring punch on the opposite end. Giles even showed range on his jumper leaving many to believe that he will become a versatile inside-out threat in years to come. With that said, Diamond Stone’s (WI-15) skill set is noticeably more polished than Giles at this moment. Stone has the go-to and counter moves that Giles  will need to develop in the next 12 months to become that type of threat.

Date: May 24, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Even after an ACL injury suffered last summer, Giles III is back looking like a premier prospect in the class of 2016. He went toe-to-toe production wise with Jayson Tatum (MO-16) in this matchup. Giles III posts big to score the ball and has real skill in that area. He is a shot changer/blocker on the defensive end who will rebound it as well.

Highlights of Giles complements of Courtside Films:


Brandon-Clay-Bio-2 Brandon Clay is the owner of the Peach State Basketball, Inc., and In addition to serving as Director of Scouting, Clay serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. Clay serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the National Coordinator of Voting for the Boys / Girls All-American Teams. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at [email protected]


HEMI-HEAD-SHOTJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB