Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Harry Giles, arguably the top player in the Class of 2016, has a torn ACL, MCL, and meniscus, according to Kenny Beck of WXII in North Carolina.
Giles injured the knee during his second game with the USA U16 team at the FIBA Americas Championship in Uruguay, and Beck quoted him as saying he will come back “way better” than before.
The 6-foot-9, 210-pound Giles out of Wesleyan (N.C.) Christian was unable to play as the U16s won the gold medal in Uruguay.
“I’m just cheering them on,” he said. “I’m still part of this team, even though I’m injured. So I just cheered them on like I was on the court with them.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.