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Harry Giles breaks down remaining schools

2/10/2015

Harry Giles -- the No. 2 player in the 2016 ESPN 60 -- has cut his list to eight, and I spoke with him last night about his choices.

The recruiting process was beginning to get overwhelming for Giles, who is back from an ACL and MCL tear he suffered in 2013.

“My season is about to end, and I wanted to get this out of the way. The recruiting was getting crazy," he said. "I still will have to cut this list again before my senior year.”

He had some hard decisions to make along the way.

"The two hardest schools to cut were NC State and Baylor," Giles said.

While he was injured, schools such as Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina still continued to recruit him hard, and it paid off for those programs.

Here is what he had to say about his choices:

Duke

"I went to Countdown to Cameron Crazies, and it was a crazy atmosphere. Coach K is amazing, and he coached the USA team, and he has coached players with my type of versatility (Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood, Justise Winslow). I like how Coach K changes the system up to his players, and Duke is close to home."