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NEW YORK -- Entering the Jordan Brand Classic last week, Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles and Frank Jackson had never been in Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The game gave the Duke-bound trio a glimpse at the arena where the ACC Tournament will be played for the next two years.

Tatum went for 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting with 8 rebounds in the East's 131-117 victory over the West. Jackson played only 5 minutes in the became before he hit his head on the floor and was taken off with concussion-like symptoms. Giles watched from the bench for the East as he recovers from ACL surgery.

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NEW YORK -- Through the first two days of practice here at the Jordan Brand Classic, Harry Giles has been one of the largest cheerleaders you will ever see.

The 6-foot-9, 230-pound power forward has been sitting on the bench, rooting on the East team, which includes his future Duke teammate Jayson Tatum. The East will meet the West on Friday at 8 p.m at Barclays Center (ESPN).

"I've accepted it now because I've been through it from the [beginning of the] season, from November when I got hurt," Giles said of tearing his right ACL on Nov. 4 while playing for Oak Hill Academy in a game that Kentucky coach John Calipari watched while scouting Giles before he committed to Duke.

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Apr 1, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American East forward Ben Simmons (25) points to a teammate during the McDonalds High School All American Game at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)
Apr 1, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American East forward Ben Simmons (25) points to a teammate during the McDonalds High School All American Game at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)

The 2016 McDonald's All-American Game nominations are out and many of the biggest names in high school basketball are predictably on the list.

The selection show is set for Jan. 17 from the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Mass., and will be shown at 10:30 p.m. on ESPNU. The McDonald's All-American Game will take place March 30 at Chicago's United Center.

All four Duke signees (Javin DeLaurier, Harry Giles, Frank Jackson and Jayson Tatum), all four Michigan State signees (Miles Bridges, Josh Langford, Nick Ward and Cassius Winston), all four UConn signees (Mamadou Diarra, Juwan Durham, Alterique Gilbert, and Vance Jackson and four of the five Kentucky signees (Bam Adebayo, De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and Sacha Killeya-Jones) are on the list.

Tags: Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, McDonald's All-American Game, Rawle Alkins
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(Kelly Kline)

When the organizers of the Marshall County Hoopfest first announced their schedule in October, they promoted the fact that Harry Giles, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2016, would play twice in three days.

Oak Hill Academy's first game at the Kentucky event on Thursday also held out the appealing possibility of the 6-foot-10 Giles playing against his close friend Jayson Tatum. The two players are the projected top two picks in the 2017 NBA Draft -- with Tatum at No. 1 and Giles at No. 2 -- according to DraftExpress.com.

Now that game will go off Thursday night on ESPN (7:30) with the Duke-bound Tatum but without Giles, his future Duke teammate. Giles tore his ACL in his first game at Oak Hill last month and is no longer at the school.

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Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski during ACC media day at The Ritz-Carlton. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski during ACC media day at The Ritz-Carlton. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski commented on his No. 1 - ranked recruiting class,which includes the top two projected picks in the 2017 NBA Draft in Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles.

Duke's class is currently ranked No. 1 by Scout.com, ahead of No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 UConn.

Coach K had some very high praise for Tatum out of St. Louis (MO) Chaminade, who he called "the best scorer" of all the kids he's seen in high school.

Tags: Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Matt Citak, Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University, Adam Zagoria
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NEW YORK - One past Duke star is wishing good luck to a potential future one.

Jabari Parker, a one-and-done at Duke before declaring for the 2014 NBA draft, is glad that Harry Giles picked the Blue Devils as his future team on Friday.

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One day after it was revealed that he had suffered his second torn ACLHarry Giles got his college situation squared away by pledging to Duke on ESPN.

The Blue Devils had long been considered the favorite for the 6-foot-10, 230-pound Oak Hill Academy (VA) power forward and his ACL injury on Tuesday night obviously didn't change things.

"I felt like Duke was the place for me," he said on ESPN. "Every time I go to Duke it feels like home. Every time I sit down and talk to Coach K it's a special feeling. Every time we talk, it's always the same feeling, it feels great. Not different vibes every time we talk, it's always the same thing. So I felt like family was at Duke and I just felt comfortable there."

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Following the news that Harry Giles tore his right ACL earlier this week, his close friend Jayson Tatum has replaced Giles as the projected No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, according to DraftExpress.com.

The 6-foot-10 Giles is now projected at No. 2.

Giles will announce his college choice on Friday at noon on ESPN. If he selects Duke, he and Tatum will be teammates next season, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils the projects top two picks in 2017.

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Adam Zagoria and Josh Newman deliver an all-new episode of The 4 Quarters Podcast, covering college hoops, recruiting, and the NBA for SNY.tv. First up, Kyle Tucker, the Kentucky beat writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal, joins the show to talk about Harry Giles and the loaded Wildcats. Then, Prolific Prep head coach Billy McKnight calls in to talk about his big recruits and when they may sign. Later, Georgetown senior D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera tells Adam and Josh why he stayed in school and what lies ahead for the Hoyas in the Big East this season, and then the show wraps up with a full recruiting roundup.

1st Quarter: Kyle Tucker (01:00)

2nd Quarter: Billy McKnight (13:10)

3rd Quarter: D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (18:30)

4th Quarter: Recruiting Round Up (21:45)

Tags: 4 Quarters Podcast, D?Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown University, Harry Giles, Adam Zagoria, Josh Newman
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Harry Giles suffered a "slight small tear" in his right ACL during Oak Hill's first game of the season on Tuesday night in Galax, Va.,, a source told SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-10 Giles went down early in the game and did not return. Kentucky coach John Calipari was on hand watching Giles for the game.

Giles, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2016 and the projected No. 1 pick in 2017, had already torn his left ACL during high school and made a full recovery. ACL recovery typically takes 6-9 months.

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(Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

John Calipari apparently hasn't given up on Harry Giles just yet.

The Kentucky coach watched the 6-foot-10 Giles on Tuesday night as Oak Hill Academy (Va.) beat Moravian Prep (N.C.), 88-43 in their season-opener at Galax High School (Va.)

Giles is the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2016 and the projected No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He's considering Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest, with Duke the overwhelming favorite.

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DURHAM, N.C.- The Cameron Crazies did their best on Friday night to convince Harry Giles to be the next great Blue Devil.

With Emmitt Smith, Quinn Cook, Nolan Smith, and many others in the crowd to watch the Blue Devils in their exhibition opener against Florida Southern, the Crazies Chanted "Harry Giles, come to Duke," as well as "Harry Giles, sit with us," to which, he eventually did. 

Ranked No. 1 in the nation by 247 Sports, Giles is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft in 2017 by DraftExpress.com.

Tags: Frank Jackson, Harry Giles, Javin DeLaurie, Jayson Tatum, Recruiting, Adam Zagoria
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With the NCAA Early Signing Period approaching Nov. 11-18, many top recruits will hit the road for visits this weekend.

Here's a rundown that will be updated over the weekend. For more detail on any player, click the embedded link near their name:

**Oak Hill Academy (VA) big man Harry Giles visits Duke for his last official visit and should be warmly greeted there.

Tags: Harry Giles, Jarrett Allen, Malik Monk, Recruiting Roundup, Adam Zagoria
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Schnider Herard, a 6-foot-10 center from Plano (TX) Prestonwood Christian, will announce his college choice Nov. 4, according to multiple reports.

The No. 5-ranked center in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com, Herard is considering Kansas, Mississippi State, Purdue and Texas Tech.

"Schnider had, I think, 34 scholarship offers and narrowing that down from 10 to five, he was looking for where he might play right away and which programs are going to use their big guys," Derrick Shelby, Herard's guardian,told goldandblack.com.

Tags: Harry Giles, Oak Hill (Va.), Schnider Herard, Seventh Woods, Adam Zagoria
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(Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

North Carolina was picked to win the ACC regular season title on Wednesday, but head coach Roy Williamssays the fake-class scandal has hurt recruiting.

"We've already lived with it for two years," he said Wednesday on ESPNU as part of ACC media day. "It's hurt us in recruiting, it's hurt us in several different ways. We're mad, we're sad, we're disappointed that it happened but we gotta play basketball. We've gotta try to control the things that we can control and our kids out there on the court, they're going to be playing, they're not going to be thinking about this stuff that we've got going on."

According to NewsObserver.com, North Carolina has paid out more than $10 million in legal and public relations costs to cope with an NCAA investigation "into a system of fake classes taken by thousands of students, roughly half of them athletes, that spanned three decades."

Tags: Brandon Robinson, Harry Giles, Oak Hill (Va.), Rawle Alkins, Roy Williams, Tony Bradley, Udoka Azubuike, Adam Zagoria
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Harry Giles will announce his college decision Nov. 14 at the Phenom Hoop Classic in Lewisville, N.C.