It is just 2013 and yet the 2016 basketball recruiting class is beginning to make a noise. Names such as Harry Giles, Thon Maker, Jayson Tatum, VJ King, Vince Jackson among others are already getting their name out in the college basketball communicating.
Giles is just a freshman in high school, but he is so talented John Calipari (Kentucky Wildcats) and Roy Williams have both already given him a scholarship offer. For those who have followed Roy Williams throughout this career know that this never happens. No exaggeration! Coach Williams made the very rare pitch to a freshman a while back.
Giles leads the rankings, but is currently recovering from a severe knee injury. He tore his ACL, MCL and Meniscus in a FIBA World Championship game.
Despite his injuries, he is expected to make a full recovery and to remain the nation’s top player in the 2016 recruiting class.
North Carolina has an advantage in recruiting Giles that Kentucky doesn’t. Theo Pinson. Pinson attends the same high school as Giles and there is no doubt within the North Carolina camp that Pinson is on the recruiting trail making pitch after pitch.