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Thursday / April 22.
  • Harry Giles, Wesleyan Christian Take Down Orangeville Prep and Thon Maker

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    By JACK LeGWIN

    Harry Giles went for 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead Wesleyan Christian (N.C.) to a 78-75 win over  Orangeville Prep (Ontario) in the championship game of the HSOT Invitational in Raleigh, N.C.

    The 6-foot-10 Giles was named Tournament MVP. Kwe Parker had 20 for Wesleyan Christian, which trailed 46-33 at the break.

    “We were never going to lose this tournament in our own state,” Giles told USA Today. “That wasn’t gonna happen.”

    Thon Maker, who will decide soon whether to reclass to 2015 from 2016, had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Orangeville Prep and took home Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors. His teammate Jamal Murray, who may also move in to 2015, added 19 points and missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied the gae. 

    The All Tournament team consisted of Wake Forest commit Brandon Childress, Parker, Matur Maker, Giles, Central Florida bound Tacko Fall, Maker, David Reynolds, Dennis Smith Jr. and UNC- Greensboro bound Demetrius Troy. 

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.