An early entry candidate selected in the first round (20th overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers out of Duke (6/22/17) ... Draft rights acquired by the Kings along with draft rights to Justin Jackson (15th overall) from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for the draft rights to Zach Collins (10th overall) on the night of the draft (6/22/17) ... Signed a multi-year contract with the Kings (7/6/17) ... Had his team option exercised extending contract with Sacramento (10/26/18).
As a freshman, averaged 3.9 ppg (.577 FG%, 12-24 FT), 3.8 rpg, 0.7 bpg, and 11.5 mpg in 26 games (6 starts) ... Sat out the first 11 games of the season after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in October ... Ranked fourth among ACC players with at least 150 minutes played on the season in rebounds per 40 minutes (13.3) ... Made his Blue Devils debut vs. Tennessee State (12/19/16) ... Posted four points and eight rebounds in 13 minutes in the ACC opener vs. Virgina Tech (12/31/16) ... Scored 10 points along with a team-high 12 boards to record his lone double-double of the season vs. Georgia Tech (1/4/17) ... Notched double-figure scoring for the second time after matching his season-high 12 points vs. Boston College (1/9/17) ... Blocked two shots, totaled seven points and added six rebounds vs. Louisville (1/14/17) ... Back in his hometown, had six points (3-5 FG) and five rebounds in a win at Wake Forest ... Grabbed a team-high eight boards, including five offensive rebounds, to go along with two points at Miami (2/25/17) ... Tied a team-high with seven rebounds while posting six points and four blocks in just 15 minutes in an ACC Tournament semifinals win over eventual NCAA Tournament winner, North Carolina.
Started playing basketball when he was three years old ... Son of Melissa Addison-Giles and Harry Giles ... Has three sister and one brother ... His father, Harry, played football and basketball at Winston-Salem State ... Played for Chris Paul’s AAU team ... Enjoys getting pedicures and treated 10 dads from local nonprofit, Center for Fathers and Families, for a day at a spa as part of the Season of Doing Good ... He is good friends with former Duke teammate and Celtics forward, Jayson Tatum, who he knew during his high school years through the AAU circuit ... @HGiiizzle on Twitter.